President Obama made headlines recently by endorsing the concept of net neutrality and saying that internet service providers should be treated more like phone utilities than cable providers. It is an increasingly popular position as many people realize that unlike cable service, the internet has become a necessary feature of modern living.
|By: masaccio Sunday November 2, 2014 11:00 am|
Monopoly control over the internet with enormously expensive barriers to entry: What’s not to like, say Comcast, Time Warner and the rest of the exploitation crew.
|By: msmolly Saturday September 13, 2014 6:40 pm|
Wednesday was Internet Slowdown Day—a digital day of action intended to call attention to the perils of an internet without net neutrality. A lot of people hear the term “net neutrality” and think it sounds vaguely like a good thing, but most people don’t really understand what it is — or what it can mean [...]
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:04 am|
Time is running out to submit final comments to the FCC in favor of Net Neutrality. That’s why we’re joining Team Internet in the Battle for the Net, telling lawmakers to stop our ISP’s from implementing ‘slow lanes’ that could jeopardize our access to a free and open internet.
|By: KateCA Monday September 8, 2014 7:15 pm|
There’re the old myths: the free market, the Invisible Hand, free enterprise, competition equals better products, and so forth. Of course, when those shibboleths don’t translate as they should in real life, there is often a turn toward “investing” in politicians and political parties, advertising to grab and ensure a market and, well, just plain old whining. And that’s what seems to be happening in Chattanooga as a public utility confronts a corporate biggie.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 4, 2014 6:48 am|
Yesterday the FCC public comment system crashed due to high traffic which seems to be attributable to a call from comedian John Oliver for internet trolls to visit the FCC’s website and “focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction.” That call came after a 13 minute segment on Oliver’s HBO show “Last Week Tonight” where Oliver railed against attempts to undermine Net Neutrality joking “the internet is not broken and the FCC is currently taking steps to fix that.”
|By: Elliott Monday June 2, 2014 8:00 pm|
John Oliver laughsplains Net Neutrality and calls for the trolls. This is so worth watching. I’ll give you one tidbit, he says putting former cable industry lobbyist Thomas Wheeler in charge of the FCC is just like hiring a dingo to babysit.
|By: DSWright Friday May 16, 2014 11:05 am|
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler has put out some misleading statements claiming the FCC was respecting the goals of Net Neutrality while operationally destroying it. And now Wheeler has put forward a rule that alleges to prevent ISPs from “blocking or slowing down access to websites” while also allowing those same ISPs to charge content companies for “faster and more reliable delivery.”
|By: Elliott Saturday May 10, 2014 8:00 pm|
As she says, better to work on this NN video now than have all her future videos delayed.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 24, 2014 7:42 am|
The FCC appears to be about ready to throw in the towel and let the telcom monopolies sell speed to different sites ending any hope for the regulatory concept known as “Net Neutrality.” Soon firms that pay extra will have their content available faster and the principle that all content should be equal coming through the cables and pipes will be dead.