Monthly Archives: November 2009

Critical Gaps in FCC’s Proposed Open Internet Regulations

Like the FCC’s National Broadband Plan task force identified seven critical gaps in the path to the future of universal broadband, the FCC should resolve six identified “critical gaps” in the FCC’s proposed Open Internet regulations before moving forward to regulate the Internet for the...
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Google is Now the Only Repeat Net Neutrality Offender

Google is now blocking the Internet content of users’ choice in two different Google services, meaning that Google has assumed the mantle as the Internet’s only net neutrality repeat offender. Google’s non-neutral behavior pattern indicates that they are confident that they don’t need to respect...
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Google The Totalitarian?

Connecting the dots of several recent important developments, Google increasingly is acting autocratically like it has unlimited power and is answerable to no one. More and more it appears to operate like a centralized, sovereign, virtual-State exercising control over the world’s information, info-commerce and Internet...
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Google’s Bots: Judge, Jury & Executioner?

Per Advertising Age, Google has now deputized its crawler-bots to be judge, jury, and executioner when it finds a suspected ad scammer; “It’s now guilty until proven innocent, a fundamental shift for ‘Don’t be evil’ Google.” “Google now has a harsh new penalty for advertisers...
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Debunking the Rewrite of Internet Privatization History

To help the neutralism movement de-privatize the Internet and transform broadband providers into quasi-public-utilities, some attempt to rewrite the long and very bipartisan history of Internet privatization as a partisan history, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. One example of some rewriting of the Internet’s...
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Is FCC Declaring ‘Open Season’ on Internet Freedom?

The piece below ran on BigGovernment.com today. (One-page version here.) Is FCC Declaring ‘Open Season’ on Internet Freedom?     The FCC, in proposing to change the definition of an “open Internet” from competition-driven to government-driven is setting a very dangerous precedent, that it is...
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Why Has Google Stopped Investing in Broadband?

Google, flush with a $22 billion cash horde and generating a whopping ~$10 billion in annual free cash flow, was the only original funder of Clearwire not to provide new investment capital for Clearwire’s broadband deployment expansion, in a $1.5b fund raise announced this week....
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Phoenix’ Ford Skewers Harvard Berkman Competence

Anyone who cares about the competence of the studies the FCC has commissioned/outsourced to produce the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, needs to read George Ford’s devastating critique of the economic literacy of Harvard Professor Benkler’s broadband survey for the FCC. In a nutshell, the econometric...
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