Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tuesday’s Net Neutrality National Referendum

Radical supporters of net neutrality have chosen to try and make the mid-term election a national referendum on net neutrality. FreePress’ close ally, The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has created a website NetNeutralityProtectors.com, which lists 95 House and Senate candidates that have taken their...
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An FCC “Data-Driven” Double Standard?

The FCC appears to have a glaring double standard when it comes to applying its “data-driven” policy analysis mantra of the last two years. On one hand, the FCC seems interested in using its unique “data-driven” form of analysis to assert that the U.S. broadband...
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The Floundering Net Neutrality Movement

The FreePress-led movement calling for net neutrality is floundering badly, like a fish out of water. If FreePress’ net neutrality/Title II agenda was as politically popular and powerful a political movement as FreePress has long represented it to be, we would be seeing evidence of...
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Apple’s Individualism vs. Google’s Collectivism

Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is wise to publicly debunk Google’s claim that: Google defines “openness” (aka — good), and Apple defines “closedness” (aka — evil). As Google CEO Eric Schmidt said: Google’s concept of “openness” is “much easier to understand by opposition” so he defined...
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Retransmission problem is regulatory failure, not a free market problem

The current harm to consumers from the latest unnecessary incident of retransmission brinksmanship is the clear result of FCC regulatory failure.Fellow ardent free marketer, Randy May of the Free State Foundation, has a dead on piece that I highly recommend that exposes that the current...
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When will FCC distance itself from FreePress Like Google & Waxman have?

Much has changed since May when FreePress orchestrated a torrent of nasty criticism directed at the FCC Chairman when it was signaled to the Washington Post that he was considering leaving broadband de-regulated and not adopting a Title II broadband approach. Since then, Google negotiated...
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FreePress to FCC: Ignore Everything but FreePress

FreePress continues to urge the FCC to ignore everything, but Title II chauvinism. “If Genachowski reestablishes (the FCC’s) authority and moves on net neutrality, he will be viewed as a heroic FCC Chairman. If he doesn’t, he will be viewed as one of the agency’s...
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Google TV: Dumb Content vs. Content is King

Why are the Big Four networks Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS, not flocking to Google TV, the largest digital video distribution network in the the world — by far? And why did Forrester’s analyst characterize Google TV’s programmer sign-ups to date as “underwhelming?” The core...
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FreePress’ Faux Urgency on Net Neutrality

After four years of FreePress’ Chicken Little “the net neutrality sky is falling,” faux-urgency tactics, the net neutrality movement has lost a lot of credibility and influence. We all know that the net neutrality sky has not fallen and that the broadband industry has not...
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