Computers and network

My letter to the FCC

Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington D.C. 20554 Dear Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners: This letter is written in response to your request for comments regarding proceeding 14-28. I want a free and open Internet in the same context as our telephone system. By this I mean I want an infrastructure that is neutral […]

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Network Neutrality comments due Monday {!important}

Update: My letter to the FCC You may have noticed a spinning-wheel-of-death atop your browser last week while visiting Etsy, Kickstarter, Netflix, Reddit, Tumbler or any number of sites around the Internet. The web site owners were raising awareness of something known as network neutrality (which should really be called network discrimination). Comments on an […]

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Congress sides with consumers over telecos

Almost eight years ago, the U.S. Copyright Office gave cellphone owners the right to unlock their cellphones. It had been illegal since the 1998¬†Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which banned the “circumvention” of any copy protection mechanisms (Section 1201). This did not, however, mean that carriers honored the ruling. AT&T, for example, has been a […]