Net Neutrality

George Washington

Obama and Tech: Four More Chronological Years, 500 tech years

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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.

AT&T

AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking

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Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules. The complaint will address Ma Bell’s plan to keep certain subscribers from using Apple’s FaceTime video calling on the […]

Comcast

DOJ looking into whether Comcast, other TV giants are unfairly (knee)capping Hulu, Netflix

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The Department of Justice may have taken Netflix chief Reed Hastings’ net neutrality complaints about Comcast as a lot more than just sour grapes. It’s reportedly conducting an investigation into whether Comcast, AT&T and other TV providers are anti-competitive in their data restrictions. The Wall Street Journal cites primary concerns that Comcast’s Xfinity TV cap […]

The 2011 Cynic Measures His Predictions

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Originally posted at www.TonyGreenberg.com A friend of mine in the research industry used to give out little post-it-notes to trainee analysts that said “be wrong boldly.” Her reasoning – if you are bold and right, you will be hailed as a prophet. If you’re wrong, most likely the crowd will have moved on by the […]

Net Neutrality

Senate Strikes Down Anti-Net Neutrality Measure

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The U.S. Senate voted against a resolution that would have given service providers an unprecedented control over our Internet use. The resolution would have allowed Internet services providers like Verizon and Comcast to restrict how and what we view online. Senate Republicans had issued the repeal to overturn Obama’s net neutrality laws that will take […]