Monthly Archives: February 2009

U.S.-Broadband-falling-behind orthodoxy challenged again! America #1 in new Connectivity Scorecard

Kudos to Saul Hansell of the NYT Bits blog “Surprise: America is #1 in Broadband” for spotlighting yet another respected source that challenges the political orthodoxy that America is falling behind in broadband/Internet competitiveness.   Of course, GigaOm responded angrily with a “Broadband Damned Lies Edition”...
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Why I am against pure net neutrality

Adam O’Donnell, ZDNet While it may sound like treating all ISP traffic equally is a good idea, mandating strict net neutrality hurts computer security for all of us. Those of you who are tech heads and reside in the United States should all be familiar...
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Net neutrality is key to the Internet’s future, and it’s under threat

Josh Lavoie, straight.com Unlike many other media, like print, television, and radio, the Internet is largely uncontrolled. Despite the fact that the majority of critical Internet infrastructure is based in the United States, and is therefore subject to the influence of the U.S. government, things...
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Congress’ rejection of open access/net neutrality rewarded with new private broadband investment

Markets and competition work! Comcast and Verizon separately announced major investment/deployment plans for broadband within days of Congress’ rejection of calls for open access/net neutrality regulation and dictated broadband speeds in the just-passed $800b stimulus package. Congress wisely appreciated that encouraging and respecting private investment and inter-modal broadband competition is critical to: Spurring economic...
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“Do we need a new Internet?” Eventually of course! Until then we need smart network innovation

In asking the important question: “Do we need a new Internet?,” John Markoff’s article in the New York Times has helped focus the overall Internet debate on the importance of encouraging innovation to better protect Internet users. Mr. Markoff’s important article spotlights efforts by mainstream researchers like Stanford’s Clean Slate project to...
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Net Neutrality Narrowly Escapes Stimulus Doom

Jason Lee Miller, WebProNews Feinstein Tries To Slip One In Though it had nothing do with creating jobs or stimulating the economy and had everything to do with sneaking in a pro-Entertainment industry initiative, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) almost single-handedly dealt a deadly blow to...
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