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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."

National Broadband Plan takes shape with Digital Literacy Corps, USF update

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Despite widespread deployment, nearly a third of Americans have not embraced broadband, said an attendee at the Digital Inclusion Summit, an event co-hosted by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation.

Qwest

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Qwest Communications International Inc., the nation's fourth-largest traditional phone company, on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter earnings fell 39 pe...

Cell Phones: Damaging The Brains Of Children?

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

There are deeply troubling reports from nations where phones have been used longest that children may be especially vulnerable to the radio frequency waves emitted by cell phones.

FCC Vote To Spur Telecom Lobbying

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A unanimous vote yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission brought the Internet one step closer to government regulation -- a move that has l...

Why Uploading Is Slower Than Downloading

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Weinberger

We download faster than we upload because of economics, not physics. The business models of telephone and cable companies got written into a physical infrastructure that favors downloads over uploads.

Landing a Clean Energy Victory

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The clean energy race is the space race of our time. Yet so much more is at stake.

Will It Take a Democratic President to Leave the Digital TV Switch to the Free Market?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Deggans

Why is the government that supposedly values the free market system above all forcing the TV industry to rush into a new broadcast technology, regardless of whether the market is ready?