Monthly Archives: November 2010

Level 3 & Net Neutrality — Ignorance Unleashed!

FreePress’ latest unfounded accusations that the Level-3 peering dispute with Comcast is somehow a net neutrality violation exposes how embarrassingly ignorant the extreme left is about how the current Internet came to be and actually works.  In 1995, during the Clinton Administration, with broad bipartisan...
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Where is the FCC’s Legitimacy?

It appears the FCC has lost sight of the essential fact that legitimate policy must come from a legitimate process. Currently, the FCC is reportedly preparing to mandate net neutrality regulations December 21st, ostensibly to ensure an open and transparent Internet. Unfortunately, the FCC has...
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FreePress to FCC: Ignore Congress/Courts, Use 1910 as Guide

Only FreePress would hold a press conference to release essentially a longer-version of its previously-debunked legal analysis calling for the FCC to regulate competitive broadband providers as Title II telephone public utilities. The essence of the call, which made no news, was FreePress reiterated that...
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FCC Regulating Internet to Prevent Companies from Regulating Internet?

The FCC’s latest apparent attempt to justify mandating Internet regulation is: “Net neutrality is about preventing anyone from regulating the Internet.“ “There are some phone and cable companies out there that want to decide which apps you should get on your phone, which Internet sites...
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Irony of Little Openness in FCC Open Internet Reg-making

If the FCC is proposing open Internet/net neutrality regulations soon for decision in December, it is ironic that the FCC, which is poised to mandate openness and transparency for competitive broadband providers, is not leading by example in being open or transparent themselves. If the...
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FCC Net Neutrality Regulation Would Hurt Economy & Jobs

After not mentioning net neutrality at all in his annual speech Monday to NARUC, FCC Chairman Genachowski appeared to signal to a Silicon Valley Web 2.0 audience on Wednesday that new net neutrality rules are indeed on the way from the FCC. If recent rumblings...
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The FCC’s Positive Policy Pivot?

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski signaled a major FCC policy pivot Monday, from a fourteen-month focus on regulating net neutrality to apparently a new singular focus on “the economy and jobs” — in his annual speech before NARUC, the association of state utility regulators. (Kudos to...
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FCC Should Declare Victory

Comcast’s EVP David Cohen spoke at Brookings today on “Who should Govern the Internet.” His thesis was dead on and well worth spotlighting — the Internet is an engineering creation and the Internet flourishes because it lives in the collaborative and capable hands of engineers...
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EU confirms evaporating support for net neutrality regulation

The EU, in declining to impose net neutrality regulations, adds to the growing mountain of evidence that whatever political support may have existed in the past for net neutrality regulation — has rapidly evaporated. The EU’s lead Digital official, Neelie Kroes, said: “We have to...
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EU confirms evaporating support for net neutrality regulation

The EU, in declining to impose net neutrality regulations, adds to the growing mountain of evidence that whatever political support may have existed in the past for net neutrality regulation — has rapidly evaporated. The EU’s lead Digital official, Neelie Kroes, said: “We have to...
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