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Al Jazeera In Vermont

Jillian York | Posted 03.04.2014 | Media
Jillian York

When Burlington, Vermont's cable company, Burlington Telecom, decided to carry Al Jazeera, groups clamored both in protest and support, and bloggers around the world jumped on the story.

We're About To Lose Net Neutrality...

Wired | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

Net neutrality is a dead man walking....

What's Your Flexible Working Tipping Point?

Jonathan Kini | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Jonathan Kini

With the advent of improved technology and an increasingly mobile workforce, the option to work where you need to be is becoming accepted, if not a necessity, for many organizations.

Imagine If Every Resident of Mumbai Had a Car?

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Economic growth benefits those who are lifted from poverty, but how can the world really cope with billions of new drivers all expecting their own car?

Federal Appeals Court Considers Wiretapping Lawsuits

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

SEATTLE — Lawyers for civil liberties groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive two groups of lawsuits claiming the government ha...

Phone Deregulation Hitting Low-Income Families Across Country, but Advocates Stall Bill in New Jersey

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

While media hype is often focused on broadband, there are still millions of Americans, especially the elderly, who depend solely on a landline phone for their connections to the outside world.

Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

The Two Categories of American Corporation -- and Why it Matters

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Large American corporations are going global as fast as they can. That's good for their shareholders. But in a Washington ever more susceptible to their money and influence, that's not necessarily good for most Americans.

So, You Think You Can Download? New Guide Shows Threat to the Internet, What You Can Do About It

John S. Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John S. Johnson

Without a groundswell of support for net neutrality in the coming months, the telecoms will stealthily unleash their special interest on Washington, silently transforming the Internet we use today.

The Uncertain Future of Cabal Television

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert J. Elisberg

Think of net neutrality as like having stops signs at a busy intersection to avoid daily pile-ups. Or think of Wall Street without regulations. Financial collapse was the result.

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.

Fifth Estate, Censorship Battles at Dubai's Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the United Arab Emirates -- of which Dubai is a member -- collaboration between telecoms and new media is flourishing, leading to a creative model emerging from the Middle East region.

Verizon and AT&T's Most Annoying Lobbyists

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

These front groups exist to distract from real issues, to make the industry look reasonable, and to make anyone responding to them look like the "other" extreme, rather than the sensible, consumer-focused policy advocate.

Comcast Attacks Net Neutrality Along With Pennsylvania Rep.

The Huffington Post | Jenna Staul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Sunlight Foundation reports that Pennsylvania Rep. Robert Brady signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission critical of its new netwo...

What Ma Bell Is Really Afraid Of

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Why should consumers be hobbled by deals that allow carriers to tie down the hottest new devices and block our ability to use them as they're intended?

Broadband Bullies Shouldn't Benefit From Stimulus

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

If new areas are to be served, and if underserved areas are to be upgraded, then either the incumbent telecom companies have to clean up their acts, or they have to make way for others.

Net Neutrality is Not About Regulation

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Craig Newmark

Net neutrality sounds abstract, but it's pretty simple: It's about the Internet being a level playing field for everyone who wants to use it as their own printing press.

FCC Rules Against Telecoms, In Favor Of Free National Wireless

Epicenter | Meghan Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Plans to offer national free wireless Internet access got a boost on Friday when the Federal Communications Commission released a report stating that ...

Obama and Telecom Immunity: The Importance of Pushing

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Obama's recent statement on the new surveillance bill serves as a reminder that he is a politician. Not in either a negative or positive sense. It's just a plain fact.

Obama: No Immunity For Telecoms

CBS News | David S. Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., issued a statement in support of the House's update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, but said he would try to ...

Boehner Wants Wiretap Protection For Himself, But Not Those Affected By Telecoms

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a federal judge ordered Rep. Jim McDermott to pay House Minority Leader John A. Boehner and his attorneys more than $1 million in damages and leg...

McCain Campaign Has 23 Telecom Lobbyists

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has condemned the influence of "special interest lobbyists," yet dozens of lobbyists have political and ...

Conyers: Classified Docs Show Telecoms Don't Need Immunity

Wired | Ryan Singel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Democrats say they analyzed the telecom spying documents they've sought for more than a year and have come to the conclusion...

Richard Clarke: White House Wrong On Telecom Immunity

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You've heard from President Bush over and over and over and over again about the imminent danger the country is in. And you've heard from the director...

Reid On Clinton And Obama: "I Need Them Back"

Political Radar | Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats held a special meeting Thursday to decide on two bills both with a deadline of February 15. In between now and then...is Super Tuesda...