So now the net neutrality debate has its very own pop culture hook. It’s been a week since HBO’s John Oliver...
Jun 9 2014, 9:27am CDT
Source: Ars Technica
You don't say.
FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly today blasted the commission's net neutrality proposal, calling it too "onerous" for Internet service providers and saying there should be no net neutrality rules until "there’s evidence of an actual problem it would address."
O'Rielly, one of two Republicans on the five-member FCC, co-wrote an op-ed in National Review with US ...
Full article at: Ars Technica
8 hours ago, 11:37am CDT
Source: Russia Today
A hackneyed mistaken belief, accepted as gospel by many, is that Germany invented the modern motorway system, or autobahn as they call it. As a matter of fact, the world's first enclosed-highway was in Italy, running between Milan and Varese and forms part of the Italian road network to this day. What is true, however, is that Germany was the first nation to build a dense, cross-country system of motorways in the 1930's – for p ...
Full article at: Russia Today
13 hours ago, 6:37am CDT
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler has been urged to investigate AT&T's new Sponsored...
Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST
Source: School Library Journal
Marijke Visser, assistant director at the Office of IT Technology at ALA, has been working with the FCC on how to distribute e-rate funds to libraries. Image courtesy of the ALA.
On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to vote on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s E-Rate program proposal—released July 1—that will redirect $5 billion over the next five years toward high speed WiFi in schools and public libraries. (The E-Rate program is also known as the Schools and Libraries ...
Full article at: School Library Journal
3 days ago, 5:23pm CDT
Source: Free Press Blog
Laura SylvesterJuly 3, 2014 When it comes to protecting net neutrality, Vermonters mean business. Over 100 residents, supporters, and concerned citizens came out on a Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. to witness Senator Leahy's Judiciary Committee Field hearing at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The hearing was a chance for the committee to hear from Vermonters who will be direc ...
Full article at: Free Press Blog
Jul 3 2014, 7:08am CDT
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
This week, Americans will gather with friends and family at barbecues, parades, and parties to celebrate the vision that our founders put in motion over 200 years ago. Americans hold dear the core freedoms that were established at our nation's founding, including the freedom of expression and the idea of a free and open marketplace where competition drives innovation. In the 21st century, these freedoms have been enhanced by one of the greatest tools ever create ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
Jun 30 2014, 5:50pm CDT
Source: Sunlight Foundation
Photo credit: 401kcalculator.org via Flickr
Americans get a new tool this week for approximating the size of what you might call the nation's "Gross Political Product."
Beginning Tuesday, every broadcast television station in the country will have to post online copies of contracts and other information about the political advertisements they are airing. For the first time, voters wil ...
Full article at: Sunlight Foundation
Jun 30 2014, 9:18am CDT
Source: Roll Call
Several Democrats on the Hill, including some members of the the House and Senate panels with jurisdiction over telecommunications policy, are liking what they're hearing from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on municipal broadband. On Friday, the eight lawmakers wrote to Wheeler, urging him to follow his ...
Full article at: Roll Call
Jun 27 2014, 3:13pm CDT
The new FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler has given orders to the CTIA Wireless Association to unlock cell phones for the sake of the consumers. He is acting under the guidance of the Obama administration which recently pushed for such telecommunication company reforms.
Nov 15 2013, 7:46am CST