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Net Neutrality Articles

Berners-Lee, Christians Hope For Neutrality

In today’s Net Neutrality news, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee evangelizes about how the Internet should be treated. Meanwhile, the Christian Coalition has called for its prayer partners to focus their collective energy on the Senate Commerce Committee vote.

Canadian ISP A Net Neutrality Smoking Gun?
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It’s been difficult for the layman to conceptualize what is meant by the neologism “Network Neutrality.” It floats over heads like the word “neologism.” Advocates typically have cited scenarios that could happen without a neutral Internet and, when they can, cite real life examples – like yesterday’s report of a Canadian ISP shakedown.

Senate Mulls ‘Net Neutrality Lite’

The cries of a million or so petitioners have made it a little farther into the aural canals of Alaska’s Ted Stevens, Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. Stevens has offered up a compromise on Network Neutrality in a provision one critic is calling “Net Neutrality Lite.”

Million Surfer March Descends On Capitol

SaveTheInternet.com lugged one million petitions and letters to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to reiterate to lawmakers that a large and diverse group of citizens from all political backgrounds favored Net Neutrality legislation.

Rebuttal To The Washington Post

The Washington Post Online published an editorial Monday seeking to debunk pro-Net Neutrality arguments, erring on the side of non-regulation. Point by point, this column begs to differ.

Does Web 2.0 Support Net Neutrality?

Sitting at the Vloggercon show again, and I came to hear on the panel on Net Neutrality – an area that really does interest me, mainly because of the deafening silence in the Web 2.0 community. Huge silence.

House Turns Deaf Ear To Net Neutrality
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Despite the flurry of phone calls, emails, videos and pleas from a wide base of passionate pro-Net Neutrality constituents, representing hundreds of thousands of people from all political persuasions and hundreds of consumer groups, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives crushed an amendment to safeguard an equal opportunity Internet.

Google CEO Expresses Support For Net Neutrality

The CEO of Google has a few words to say (or type, anyway) about Net Neutrality. Speaking not just for himself, but on behalf of the company, Eric Schmidt asks “you to take action to protect Internet freedom.”

Follow The Net Neutrality Money Trail

Today, the House of Representatives will be debating and voting on proposed Net Neutrality amendments to the Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006, a bill that will grant sweeping powers to telecommunications and cable companies to set up a tollbooth Internet.

Presidential Hopefuls Weigh In On Net Neutrality

Network Neutrality advocates have one word to describe the state of their cause, written in large comforting letters at the top of a gazillion emails: MOMENTUM. A principle that only recently has been understood by the public at large, or has garnered any mention in Congress has won the backing of US presidential candidates.

Net Neutrality is More than Meets the Eye

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve been tracking the whole Net Neutrality discussion (here and here).

ATT Unites MoveOn & Christian Coalition

Something historic has happened in Washington. MoveOn.org joined hands with the Christian Coalition to jump all over a Democrat and a corporation. Be sure to check the window regularly for flying pigs (keep an eye out for the droppings too). What could have happened to bring these two together? A congressman’s stance (or lack of) on Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality Scores A Win

Net Neutrality advocates got something today they haven’t been used to: a victory in Congress. The Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act, sponsored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. John Conyers, won the majority approval of the House Judiciary Committee, passing by a vote of 20-13.

More Net Neutrality – Getting the Facts Down

The Net Neutrality debate keeps getting crazier and crazier. My previous post about it should give you an idea why, as it was entitled Net Neutrality – It’ll Make Your Head Hurt.

Moby Joins Net Neutrality Fray

Net Neutrality is becoming an all-star event. Grammy-nominated musician Moby added his voice to Rep. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.), ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, to demand that Congress reject upcoming legislation allowing telecommunications and cable giants to claim virtual ownership of the Internet.

Telcos Lay $200 Billion Goose Egg

The U.S. is ranked 12th in broadband penetration, says AT&T CEO Ed Whiteacre, and in order to bring America up to speed through fiber-to-the-premises (fttp) wiring, content providers are going to have to pony up to use his “pipes.” He doesn’t mention that the new pipes to be built have already been paid for, and they’re very late in coming.

Can The FCC Save Net Neutrality?

The chief complaints of the telecommunications industry regarding the heated Network Neutrality debate are that regulation limits their ability to compete, build out infrastructure, and innovate; that regulation is unnecessary as principles outlined by the FCC are sufficient to guard it and that telcos like Verizon have already publicly committed to them; and that Net Neutrality is still too poorly defined to write legislation around it.

Verizon’s Chicken Little Lays An Egg
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Verizon says not to worry, they’ve got Net Neutrality covered. They’re quite appalled, too, at the “cock-and-bull” and “Chicken Little stories” making the rounds in Congress and the press, which is why they’ve launched an aggressive PR campaign aimed at transcending the “rhetorical excesses” of their opponents.

Dogs, Cats, And Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality was interesting enough because of the opposing punditries that kissed and made up (for this battle anyway), but the Parents Television Council (PTC) soldiering alongside Democrats? Verizon sponsoring sessions at the Small Business Summit?

Net Neutrality Gets Bridge To Nowhere

Ready. Set. Flinch. The same senator who fought for the $223 million bridge to Nowhere, Alaska is in charge of rewriting United States telecommunications laws in the Senate. In a working draft of an amendment to the Communications Act of 1934, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens has confused just about everybody.

Net Neutrality Amendment Shot Down

Telecommunications giants scored a victory over Net Neutrality advocates in the U.S. legislature yesterday as the proposed “Markey Amendment,” a provision to prevent Internet providers from creating access chokepoints was voted down in the House of Representatives.