Tag Archives: Telecoms

Comcast-NBC Merger : Controlling Content and Delivery

Image from ZeroPaid.The Comcast-NBC marriage:The importance of Net Neutrality With a monopoly on delivery, what’s to stop a new breed of ISPs/cable providers from dictating content to customers? By Jared Moya / December 10, 2009 See ‘Internet war: The fight … finish reading Comcast-NBC Merger : Controlling Content and Delivery

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Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

This may be the clearest, most useful exposition on Net Neutrality that I have yet seen. — Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog The Internet:It’s not a truck, It’s a town square The Internet is a platform for speech, debate, … finish reading Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

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Net Neutrality : Next Target of Astroturf Groups?

“WWIII Propaganda Posters: Support Net Neutrality” by Brian Moore / Flickr.Will ‘Astroturf’ groups block Net Neutrality reform? It’s no secret the five biggest telecom companies want Net Neutrality to disappear. All just happen to be members of a ‘pro-consumer’ group. … finish reading Net Neutrality : Next Target of Astroturf Groups?

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Democrats Are Letting Net Neutrality Die

Graphic from techrepublican. [Network neutrality is a principle proposed for residential broadband networks and potentially for all networks. A neutral broadband network is one that is free of restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that … finish reading Democrats Are Letting Net Neutrality Die

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FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

FCC Chair Kevin Martin leaves a mixed legacy.‘“For a deregulator, he was amazingly pro-consumer in his interventions,” said Gene Kimmelman, of Consumers Union. “Nobody thought he was going to be like this.”’ By John Dunbar / January 15, 2009 WASHINGTON … finish reading FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

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Net Neutrality: Why You Should Give a Damn

Photo by Sean Nel.‘Too much creative control is in the hands of too few people who aren’t creative’By Michael Janover / August 16, 2008 OK, I’m old. I was around when Channel 2 went on the air in Denver in … finish reading Net Neutrality: Why You Should Give a Damn

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Stop the New FISA

Allowing the new surveillance law to stand would seriously cripple our free pressby Chris Hedges / July 11, 2008 If the sweeping surveillance law signed by President Bush on Thursday — giving the U.S. government nearly unchecked authority to eavesdrop … finish reading Stop the New FISA

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FISA Bill Challenged in Court

President Bush, in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, called the wiretapping bill “long overdue” and crucial to national security. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / NYT. Bush Signs Spy Bill, ACLU Sues By Ryan Singel / July 10, 2008 The American … finish reading FISA Bill Challenged in Court

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Barack Obama on FISA, Telecoms

Today, in response to those of us who have strongly disagreed with his position on the FISA legislation, Barack Obama posted the following message on mybarackobama.com. My position on FISABy Barack Obama / July 4, 2008 I want to take … finish reading Barack Obama on FISA, Telecoms

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AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

Mark Klein in the offices of his lawyers in San Francisco. Photo by Ryan Singel / Wired.com.Says Spy Bill Creates ‘Infrastructurefor a Police State’By Ryan Singel / June 27, 2008 Mark Klein, the retired AT&T engineer who stepped forward with … finish reading AT&T Whistleblower on Congress and FISA

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Telecom Donations Tied to FISA Vote

Supporters of the spying bill received twice the contributions as those against it.By Mike Lillis / June 24, 2008 When scores of House Democrats joined Republicans last week to reauthorize a controversial White House spying program, many critics attributed that … finish reading Telecom Donations Tied to FISA Vote

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Just Like Congress Rolled Over

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