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Obama endorses net neutrality

 Obama’s decision to wade into the net neutrality debate highlights how politicians can no longer simply avoid telecom, broadcast, and Internet issues by claiming that the matter is solely for regulators to determine. Policy issues such as net neutrality and Internet regulation have profound importance for millions and we should not be content to leave […]

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 […]

Computers and network

How the FCC could be like TSA: proposal to create an Internet fast lane

Using money to privilege convenience may be the American ethic. And it’s a far cry from the egalitarianism exemplified in “all men are created equal.” Look at the TSA and its “precheck” program, for example. With TSA precheck, you pay $85 and cough up your biometrics and an application for government review. If you don’t […]

Broadband: BBC Calls For More; Comcast Throttles

Across the pond the BBC is calling for government “intervention in the market in order to ensure everyone has access to broadband internet.” [We] would like to emphasise the importance of considering the case for a new definition of universal service aims in a higher-speed future. There is a need to scope the case for […]