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May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

May July Be Forever Known As The Month The Internet Declared Its Independence

By Zach Walton July 2, 2012

There’s a lot of talk of freedom and independence during July, especially in America. It’s the core-founding principle of our nation that every citizen be entitled to their basic human rights – “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Shouldn’t …

Why Bloggers (All People) Need To Count As Journalists
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Recently WebProNews readers fired off a couple hundred comments regarding the US House of Representatives’ definition of journalist in the Free Flow of Information Act, a law shielding journalists from having to reveal their sources. A new development in Virginia involving a citizen journalist shows why this definition needs to be broadened to include bloggers, and any other type of journalist.

FCC Questions Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating concerns that Comcast’s new network management practices gives priority to its own digital voice services while degrading the quality of its competitors.

In a letter sent to Comcast on Sunday, the FCC asked why the company had failed to disclose "the distinct effects Comcast’s new network management technique has on Comcast’s VoIP offering versus those if its competitors."

FCC Questions Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating concerns that Comcast’s new network management practices gives priority to its own digital voice services while degrading the quality of its competitors.

In a letter sent to Comcast on Sunday, the FCC asked why the company had failed to disclose "the distinct effects Comcast’s new network management technique has on Comcast’s VoIP offering versus those if its competitors."

FCC Questions Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating concerns that Comcast’s new network management practices gives priority to its own digital voice services while degrading the quality of its competitors.

In a letter sent to Comcast on Sunday, the FCC asked why the company had failed to disclose "the distinct effects Comcast’s new network management technique has on Comcast’s VoIP offering versus those if its competitors."

FCC Questions Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating concerns that Comcast’s new network management practices gives priority to its own digital voice services while degrading the quality of its competitors.

In a letter sent to Comcast on Sunday, the FCC asked why the company had failed to disclose "the distinct effects Comcast’s new network management technique has on Comcast’s VoIP offering versus those if its competitors."

House Wants $6 Billion For Broadband Initiative
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The House Appropriations Committee wants to put $6 billion towards expanding broadband to rural areas of America.

"For every dollar invested in broadband the economy sees a ten-fold return on that investment," the committee said in a report. The plan is part of an $825 billion stimulus package to be voted on by Congress.

Broadband advocates support the proposal but want measures in place to ensure transparency and accountability.

Net Neutrality, Now With Less Spin

Have the telecoms and cable companies just abandoned the Net Neutrality fight altogether? It used to be they staged aggressive rhetoric battles, created questionable studies, and pretended to honor Net Neutrality on their own – without legislation.

FCC Chairman On Open Wireless: Gotcha!
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Oh, man! He got me. He really did. I really, truly thought FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was taking the side of the good guys. Boy do I feel like a dope! What a cut-up this guy is.

Sen. Dorgan Praises Net Neutrality Coalition

Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) criticized both AT&T head Ed Whitacre and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) for their efforts against Network Neutrality protections during a conference call with reporters today, as the SaveTheInternet.com coalition celebrated its first anniversary.