Monthly Archives: December 2007

How the Grinches Stole ‘Net Neutrality’

Wayne MacPhail, The Tyee Until recently, net neutrality was a difficult issue to explain at a dinner party. It was even more of a struggle to get anybody worked up about it. Now, thanks to the major Internet service providers (ISPs) Comcast and Bell-Sympatico, the...
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Network neutrality | Hysteria makes for bad law

Avis Yates Rivers, Seattle Times t goes by the unremarkable and unrevealing moniker, “network neutrality.” Yet it represents one of the most important subjects brewing in the field of communications today. Network neutrality would ensure that Internet service providers (ISPs) such as AT&T and Verizon...
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Senator Edwards: Defender Of Net Neutrality And Open Spectrum Allocations

Michael Arrington, Tech Crunch To date we’ve had the opportunity to talk with 2008 presidential candidates Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain about their positions on various technology related issues. As promised, Senator John Edwards, our first Democrat, is next up. See his PoliticalBase...
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Saving Internet freedom – for users – from telcos

Robin Harris, ZDNet Mighty Google is worried about getting the shaft from telcos. Shouldn’t you be too? Larry Downes imagines the worst Larry Downes’ arguments against net neutrality are button-pushing propaganda designed to inflame, not illuminate. I expect better from a University of Chicago trained...
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Users to Comcast: Hands Off

Business Week Comcast’s advertisements have long promoted “mind-blowing” transmission speeds on its broadband system. But the cable giant’s efforts to throttle back some of the biggest users of its fiber-optic pipes are raising fundamental questions about control of the Internet. The long-running feud was reignited...
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