Monthly Archives: February 2008

Internet Wrecking Ball

ANDY KESSLER, Wall Street Journal Imagine a town that has all sorts of gasoline pipelines running by it but only one gas pump. Rationing is inevitable. So are price controls. Everyone gets equal amounts, except of course first responders like police and ambulances, which should...
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Beyond Net Neutrality

David Weinberger, Boston Globe WHEN the Federal Communications Commission meets on Monday at Harvard University to investigate Comcast’s alleged blocking of particular types of Internet traffic, supporters of an open Internet will be out in force arguing for Net neutrality. Good. Net neutrality is vital....
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Google Endorses Markey’s Net Neutrality Bill

David A. Utter, WebProNews Economy benefits from that principle A bipartisan bill to make net neutrality a core tenet of US broadband policy received an introduction to the House of Representatives today. Google likes the cut of Ed Markey’s and Chip Pickering’s jib. The legislation...
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Critic: Tech companies trying open spectrum too much

Tech companies are pushing regulators to abandon property ownership rules, one critic says Tech companies pushing for access to spectrum “white spaces” and for net neutrality and open access on broadband and wireless networks have an antiproperty agenda, says one critic. Open access and other...
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Net neutrality’ good policy for everyone

City on a Hill Press The magic of the Internet is not lost on us. We are the YouTube generation, cursed with the capabilities of extreme multicrastination. We surf, we Digg and we blog, all without realizing the ongoing fight for control of the web....
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Net Neutrality’s not anti-property, it’s about our property

Ken Fisher, Ars Technica It took 17 rounds, but when the FCC’s $4.638 billion reserve was met late last week, it meant that the FCC’s mandated open access rules would necessarily come into play. Under the proposed rules, 22MHz of the spectrum to be auctioned...
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Net Neutrality Advocates are ‘Antiproperty,’ Critic Says

Tech companies pushing for access to spectrum “white spaces” and for net neutrality and open access on broadband and wireless networks have an antiproperty agenda, says one critic. Open access and other conditions on the 700MHz spectrum currently being auctioned by the U.S. Federal Communications...
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