Monthly Archives: September 2010

House Net Neutrality Legislation Takeaways

House Democrats have proposed a resolution to Net Neutrality that strongly signals to the FCC majority to not pursue its considered Title II reclassification of broadband as a 1934 regulated telephone service. The House Democrats’ draft is here. The implications of this House draft are...
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FreePress wants revolution not resolution of net neutrality

Ever wonder why the net neutrality issue can’t be resolved, despite all the many earnest efforts, negotiations, and compromises to resolve it over the last four years? The simple reason is that FreePress — the head net neutrality activist — does not want to resolve...
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Google: Transparency for thee but not for me

In another Google fit of no-self-awareness, Google has launched a new web tool that they call the “transparency report” in order to promote transparency as “a deterrent to censorship,” per a Google spokeswoman in the NYT’s Bits Blog. While I applaud the tool and Google’s...
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Google’s search for a solution to the problem it is

In a comical defense of Google, David Balto of the Center for American Progress pleaded for the Government to not regulate Google in his HuffPo Op-ed: “Regulating Google: Searching for a solution without a problem.” Let me count the ironies here. First, Mr. Balto is...
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Takeaways from the FCC’s Open Internet Further Inquiry

What have we learned from the FCC’s wise inaction this week, in deciding to not vote to declare broadband a Title II telephone service before the election, and to ask more questions in a further Open Internet regulation inquiry about specialized and mobile services? #1...
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NetCompetition.org’s Press Release on FCC Further Open Internet Proceeding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2010 Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407 FCC Chairman Appropriately Endorses Case-by-Case Open Internet Approach WASHINGTON – Scott Cleland, Chairman of Netcompetition.org, released the following statement regarding the FCC’s Further Inquiry into the Open Internet proceeding. “It is very encouraging that the...
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Had a good hour Net Neutrality debate on NPR station WFAE

NPR/WFAE host Tim Collins of Charlotte Talks hosted a very good hour-long radio show on net neutrality this morning featuring CDT’s very able Andrew McDiarmid, promoting net neutrality/Title II regulation, and me opposing formal net neutrality/Title II regulation. It was a fresh and informative overview...
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