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Let's Use the Technology of Today to Build an Even Better Tomorrow

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.

The Real State of the Union Winners: Underserved Americans

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Expanded access to the next generation of wireless services will generate major economic growth and rapid job creation, fostering crucial economic empowerment in communities of color.

Accountability: Who Else Will Go the Way of Congressman Bobby Rush?

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rucker

No member of Congress is beyond reproach. Every member of Congress should be open scrutiny of their record, and every member should be judged by his or her record. It's critical to an effective democracy.

A Dual Plan Hatched @CES to Tackle the Digital Divide

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.

The FCC Vote: A Fresh Start for the New Year

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

No, the Net Neutrality plan is not perfect, but it gives the business community a reason to invest in our country's future. That's a positive step in the right direction.

The Path Forward: Investment and Opportunity

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Straightforward regulatory guidelines from the FCC will lift the cloud of uncertainty for businesses and investors. The telecommunications sector is no different than any other business entity.

Level 3: Let's Call a Spade a Spade... and Let's Play Fair

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

With a net neutrality compromise on the table, we have the opportunity to shift focus to implementing the National Broadband Plan to deliver affordable broadband that is accessible to all Americans.

A Roadmap To Resolution

Dean Garfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Over the years, net neutrality has hardened into the policy and moral equivalent of the Mason-Dixon Line for policy and tech wonks. Neither side seems willing to recognize their shared interest in the future of the Internet.

The FCC's Long December

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The FCC's long December will either restore confidence in the Commission's ability to tackle difficult issues like Net Neutrality or leave us in a similar position where many feel the FCC has disclaimed responsibility.

Comcast/NBC: Don't Make Consumers the Biggest Losers

Parul P. Desai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Parul P. Desai

A combined Comcast and NBC would instantly become a telecommunications colossus, wielding unprecedented influence over the news and entertainment we see and the price we pay for it.

We Need Jobs Now -- Why Are We Still Talking About Net Neutrality Regulation?

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The American people made their voices heard in the recent election. Now is not the time to stifle broadband investments -- a move that would further polarize our society by widening the economic divide that exists.

Last Call: Phone Books' Days Are Numbered

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RICHMOND, Va. — What's black and white and read all over? Not the white pages, which is why regulators have begun granting telecommunications co...

Sparking Creativity in the Developing World

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

With the creative and innovative use of technology in this new age, maybe the developing nations can get ahead. Examples of what is happening in some parts of the world are encouraging.

U.S. Pushes To Ease Technical Obstacles To Wiretapping

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials, citing lapses in compliance with surveillance orders, are pushing to overhaul a federal law that requi...

Smart Internet Policy That's Good for Main Street

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Americans need jobs and investments in broadband technology can create them. This goal of investing deeply in broadband technology remains central to America's economic vitality today.

Congress Steps Up to the Plate to Weigh in on Net Neutrality

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Ensuring affordable broadband for all Americans is a critical component in achieving universal broadband. With 50 members of Congress now effectively working toward this goal, I am confident that we are on the right track.

How Albany Kills Job Creation

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The only good way to end New York state's fiscal crisis is job creation and economic growth -- but much of state government doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Launch Into Digital Revolution Grounded Under "Third Way" Plan

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Our country is at a critical point in the effort to achieve universal broadband, and as progress towards this goal is unnecessarily stalled, we are falling further behind while other countries continue to invest.

Qwest: A History Of Scrappy, Bold Company That Never Quite Made It Big

AP | CATHERINE TSAI and SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Since the day it was created, Qwest Communications has been like the scrappy little guy who swings for the fences but doesn't quite hit...

Denver's Largest Corporation SOLD To Louisiana Company

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

UPDATE: In an interview with the Denver Business Journal's Mark Harden, Qwest spokeswoman Kate Oravez confirmed that "There will be [staff] reductions...

Mobile Data Plans Are Wrong

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Gilder's law effectively states that the capacity of a pipe to carry data increases by some 300% every year. So why is data still so expensive?

A Guide to How to Work From Starbucks

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Cellphones are, for the most part, prone to picking up the residual noise of just about any coffee shop, and I've never been to one in New York that stayed reliably quiet for more than 10 minutes.

CBC Members: Don't Help the Telecom Industry Destroy the Open Internet

James Rucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Rucker

The big phone and cable companies are pulling out all the stops in their campaign against net neutrality. We want to make clear how important this issue is to the African-American community, and why it is a 21st century civil rights issue.

Happy 25th Birthday, dot.com!

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

March 15 is the 25th birthday of the revolutionary dot.com. And as the celebratory site www.25yearsof.com points out: "1985's most lasting contribution turned out to be three letters and a punctuation mark."