Here are just a few of the latest articles on Net Neutrality for your information:
FCC Chair Genachowski: Net Neutrality Will Not be on the September Meeting Agenda, Seton Motley, StopNetRegulation.org
We reported yesterday that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski had called for another round of comments on Network Neutrality and its wired and wireless implementation.
FCC Chair Genachowski Blinks on Internet Regulation, Seton Motley, BigGovernment.com
Yesterday Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a statement on Network Neutrality and Internet reclassification that is difficult to interpret in any way other than “I’m not interested in walking the Media Marxist Net Neutrality plank.”
Tech Talk: Net Neutrality, Northland’s News Center, by Staff
The twenty first century is the age of the internet with videos, music, and information at your fingertips when and wherever you want it…. But that comes with a price, cell-phones and other mobile devices are hogging bandwidth and now internet service providers are trying to figure out how to best manage their networks.
ITIC: 'Significant Progress' on Net Neutrality Talks, National Journal, by Juliana Gruenwald
Information Technology Industry Council President and CEO Dean Garfield put out a progress report Tuesday on his group's efforts to find some middle ground among the stakeholders battling over the issue of network neutrality, saying there has been "significant progress" while declining to provide any details.
Sources: Net Neutrality Compromise Not Reached, PC World, by Grant Gross
A brokerage firm report overstates that companies negotiating network neutrality rules have agreed to a compromise, according to two sources close to the discussions.
ITI's Garfield: Net-neutrality talks have made 'significant progress', The Hill, by Sara Jerome
Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) president Dean Garfield released a statement Tuesday saying stakeholders negotiating a net-neutrality proposal have made "significant progress" in their discussion.
Why the Net Was Never Really Neutral Anyway ..., Advertising Age, by Judy Shapiro
The notion of net neutrality evokes a sense of righteous entitlement whenever anyone vaguely threatens this sacred principle. The mere discussion gets a knee jerk "the net should stay neutral" reaction that rivals what the "live free or die" call probably evoked in its day.
Page-load Survey Informs Net Neutrality Debate, PC World, by Grant Gross
About a third of Internet users will abandon slow-loading websites within five seconds, and users of mobile devices expect website performance to be as good as it is on wired computers, according to a new survey that may have implications for the network neutrality debate in the U.S.
Industry Minds Appear To Be Meeting Over Net Neutrality, Broadcasting & Cable, by John Eggerton
Progress continues to be made in talks about compromise legislative language clarifying the FCC's ability to oversee Internet access. That is according to sources familiar with the talks, who added that it remained a work in progress.
Why Net Neutrality is Important, Cabot, by Chloe Lutts
Earlier this month, I wrote here about why I think the future of the American economy depends on the ingenuity of the American people. Today, I’d like to share some steps I think our country can take to ensure that future is a bright one.
Moving beyond the gridlock: FCC should seek compromise in net neutrality debate, Fierce Telecom, by Bruce Mehlman
Impossible to miss, headlines highlighting the debate over so-called "net neutrality " have splashed across newspapers around the country for months. While ensuring "a free and open Internet" is a laudable and universally-shared goal, the degree to which it is at risk is very much in dispute. At some point it becomes necessary to weigh real-world problems against hypothetical possibilities, going with what is real and waiting to see if the theoretical threats materialize.
Net neutrality: Seven questions for the new Internet rule makers, Tech Republic, by Mark Underwoood
It probably wasn’t how Google’s CEO-founder Eric Schmidt (of “Don’t Be Evil” fame) envisioned things. Earlier this month protesters converged on the Google campus to protest the Google-Verizon joint proposal to keep the internet neutral. Called a “joint policy proposal for an open internet,” it was innocuous-sounding enough, but to many it is being seen, above all, as a sellout of the wireless internet where Google itself is keen to play. There’s some thoughtful consideration given in the proposal to treating all content equally — but only where “wireline networks” are concerned. There is also a call for “network transparency,” but since decades into internet build-out there is still little network transparency, this seems more like a wish than a policy suggestion.
FCC’s Michael Copps takes issue with Washington Post internet opinion, Radio Business Report, by Staff
Democratic FCC Commissioner Michael Copps sent the Washington Post a point of information concerning a court ruling that found the FCC had overstepped its authority in its ruling on the Comcast/BitTorrent service blocking controversy. And he also took issue with WaPo’s support of an internet management proposal put forth by Verizon and Google.
FCC Should Withdraw ‘Third Way’ Approach, Roll Call, by Jonathan Spalter
For those monitoring the health of America’s innovation economy, August has not only been the cruelest month, it has also been the most confusing… By Aug. 6, negotiations led by the Federal Communications Commission over “net neutrality” principles were abruptly suspended. Days later, Google and Verizon announced a separate peace regarding the rules of the road for the Internet, leaving most other stakeholders in the industry, on Capitol Hill and on Wall Street and Main Street wondering what such a deal would mean for them. Meanwhile, Congress is gearing up for possible legislation as FCC leaders are weighing their next steps.
Congress, not the FCC, should regulate broadband service, Daily Caller, by Debra Berlyn
Broadband Internet access is critical to improving virtually every aspect of a consumer’s life. From improving economic status, access to health care, education, personal finance, purchasing, connections to family and friends, and civic and community involvement, broadband is the great enabling technology of our generation. Broadband has the power to enhance quality of life for all Americans, so it is vitally important that consumer interests are examined and fully represented in any discussions by the government concerning the regulation of broadband services. The litmus test for all regulatory measures should be, “Does it benefit consumers?” So will the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed regulations of broadband services ultimately benefit consumers? That’s a question well worth pondering.
Here are a few anti-Net Neutrality organizations and Web Resources that are worth looking in on occasionally:
- The Technology Liberation Front
- The Progress and Freedom Foundation
-Multimedia pages with some great videos and podcasts
- Tech at Night, Neil Stevens of RedState
- Tech Daily Dose, National Journal
- Tech Meme
- The Hill's Hillicon Valley Blog
- Politico's Morning Tech Blog
- Scott Cleland's Precursor Bog
Here are some industry websites that follow Internet regulations:
- Verizon's Policy Blog
- Broadcasting and Cable's Tech Page
- AT&T's Public Policy Page
- Google's Public Policy Page
We hope that you will post our articles and press releases. We also hope that our emailings will interest you enough to join the fight and write a few blog posts about Net Neutrality.
At stake is no less our freedom to blog not to mention the innovation of a free market.