Tag Archives: net neutrality

Dec. 14, 2017 Net Neutrality

On Dec. 14, 2017 NPR’s Alina Selyukh reported “FCC Repeals ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules For Internet Providers.” “U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps.” The decision was supported by Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly. It was opposed by Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Keep sending your messages supporting Net Neutrality to them and your elected representatives. This a First Amendment issue. Speak while you still can.

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Aug. 7, 2017 The New Yorker

Aug. 7, 2017 The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar wrote “Bad Ratings” about cable companies outrageous price increases and terrible customer service. The major companies are AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon. They are effectively monopolies controlling the speed and access to the Internet. Ajit Pai, formerly of Verizon was appointed FCC Chairman by Donald Trump. He wants to  end Net Neutrality, an important First Amendment right that would give complete censorship control to these companies.

Benjamin Wallace Wells wrote “The Dream Deferred” about Bernie Sanders continuing his campaigns for healthcare, education, housing, and fair wages.

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Apr. 14, 2011 Commonwealth Club FCC Julius Genachowski

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On April 14, 2011 in Mountain View at the Computer History Museum, The Commonwealth Club hosted a conversation between Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Adam Lashinsky of Fortune Magazine. They discussed the growth of mobile devices, new net neutrality regulations and dwindling airwave spectrum availability.

Genachowski says America can overcome the innovator’s dilemma with a balanced approach to new technology. Like an older larger corporation, it is harder to innovate against existing entrenched interests and compete effectively in a global market. In emerging countries, few people had land line phones so there was less of a fight introducing cell phones. The global demand for spectrum will only increase with tablets using a hundred times more bandwidth than an old cell phone. The spectrum will have to shared like water or any other limited resource. He thinks there should be considerations for licensed and unlicensed spectrum to encourage more innovation around the bottlenecks we have today.

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