54 posts categorized "Net neutrality"

March 20, 2011

AT&T Bids to Shut Down Mobile Competition

AT&T's bid to absorb T-Mobile USA is a blatant attempt to reduce cell and mobile data service in the US to a duopoly. The US Justice Department should block the proposed deal under existing antit More...

January 13, 2009

Good and Not So Good News

Julius Genachowski, Obama's nominee to head the FCC, is a friend of Fred Wilson. Fred gives ten reasons why he likes the nominee on his blog. Genachowski was a top techn More...

December 17, 2008

Blocking BitTorrent in Britain

Virgin Media announced its intention of restricting BitTorrent traffic on its new 50Mbps service according to an article by Chris Williams in The Register. Does this mean that net neutrality is endangered in the UK? More...

December 16, 2008

Net Neutrality and The Obama Stimulus Package - Discussion

Good challenging questions from reader brooke oberwetter showed up on CircleID where Fractals of Change is sometimes cross-posted in reponse to More...

December 15, 2008

Net Neutrality and the Obama Stimulus Package

As long as US telecom is duopoly dominated, a neutral Internet is endangered if not impossible; regulation of this kind of concentrated power is necessary but is unlikely to be sufficient. The solution, IMHO, is to dilute the power of the duopoly so that consumers can buy whatever kind of Interne More...

December 01, 2008

Free, Slow, Censored Internet – A Bad Idea

The FCC is looking for an organization to provide free, slow, and censored Internet access. The censorship apparently would include email as well as websites.  According to an article in today's Wall Street Journal:  More...

August 03, 2008

Net Neutrality and Metered Broadband

Yesterday Chris Albrecht writing on GigaOM pointed out that NBC is warning users that it's Olympic down More...

March 27, 2008

Metered Pricing – Is Sauce for the Goose Sauce for the Gander?

Reader and friend Aswath is a supporter of metered pricing by ISPs. We disagree on th More...

November 28, 2007

Verizon OPEN Wireless

Very surprising and welcome announcement from Verizon WirelessMore...

November 26, 2007

Kindle – Reader Questions and Comments

In a recent post, I opined that Kindle may be more import More...

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