A Crushing Defeat for Net NeutralityA Crushing Defeat for Net Neutrality
On October 1, the Republican-led Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prevailed in the Washington DC circuit court of appeals and crushed the hopes of those arguing to reinstate net neutrality on a federal level. The responses from the FCC commissioners are split along party lines, so I will not bother to relitigate the case here. But... Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer on Fox 5
Shelly Palmer talks about what will happen now that Net Neutrality rules have been replaced by the Restoring Internet Freedom order by the FCC. Hosts: Sukanya Krishnan, Jenn Lahmers. Original Airdate: December 19, 2017... Continue Reading →
Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutrality fears: the death of the Internet.... Continue Reading →
Net Neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled "Restoring Internet Freedom" order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom -- it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to ensure that Americans would have equal access to the Internet.... Continue Reading →
Broadcast
The Federal Communications Commission will be auctioning off a slice of national spectrum for the first time in 5 years on January 14, 2014. The block — known as PCH H and in the 1900MHz band — will be opening up at a minimum bid of $1.56 billion. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job... Continue Reading →
George Washington
The peaceful transition of power is an enduring, unique and wondrous attribute of American Democracy.  Students of history know that back in 1796, when President George Washington decided to decline running for a third term, he wrote a letter to America entitled: "The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States."  President Washington's retirement paved the way for a vicious political battle between the Federalists, who favored John Adams and the Jeffersonians who were eponymously named for their candidate.... Continue Reading →
FCC
Cellphone calls in the Northeast region were continuing to fail Wednesday because one-quarter of the transmission sites in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy were knocked out and many of those are not expected to come back online for several days at least, government officials said. Read the rest of the story in the New York... Continue Reading →
Robocall!
With the presidential election a month away, robocalls are in full swing for both candidates. For both political parties, actually. On the national level. On the state level. For all sorts of voting issues. Oh, it’s on. You know the drill—you get home from work, sit down to relax… and your phone rings. Some people... Continue Reading →
YouTube
YouTube reached out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with an interesting proposition a few days ago: The site is asking users to let them know about publishers whose videos don’t have any subtitles, but should. The initiative comes in response to a FCC rule that came into effect earlier this month, mandating that all... Continue Reading →