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Posted on Feb 13, 2007
FCC chairman Kevin Martin

This cute video allows viewers to send a Valentine’s Day message to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin (the guy who may be a lot more interested in bowing to the demands of media conglomerates than in protecting net neutrality).
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By Timestyx, January 21, 2010 at 9:32 am Link to this comment

Ha brilliant send the FCC chairman a valentine!maybe i should send him some flowers and get him to stop cancelling all those shows that don’t fit into the demographic political correct mindset.

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By HandsOfffMyNet, February 14, 2007 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment
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Well, the FCC’s priority should be to make sure our internet’s backbone can handle emerging technologies that web 3.0 will bring such as HD Movies, streaming video and whatever else that we haven’t even thought of yet.

Have you heard of The Coming Exaflood?
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&program=Technology and Democracy&id=3869

I do some advising for hands off the internet. Let’s make sure internet investment isn’t bogged down by the government’s hand.

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By Roosevelt, February 14, 2007 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment
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While these types of lobbying efforts are very clever, the cleverness only serves to mask a basic fallacy in the argument. The video encourages viewers to not let “big media swallow up even more local outlets” because the public “wants more diverse voices and points of view”, yet studies such as the one that appeared in the LA Times have shown that media consolidation actually results in more diversity of programing and opinion. We are in an age when local broadcasters no longer simply compete with one another — instead they must compete with cable, satellite, numerous variations of radio, and the Internet for the advertising dollars on which they rely. Without the resources afforded by corporate franchising, these local stations stand little chance of survival and many would be forced to close their operations, depriving the public of an invaluable commodity and resource. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I do some consulting work with the NAB.

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By Chris Engel, February 13, 2007 at 9:14 pm Link to this comment
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We demand net neutrality. No less. The FCC should be non partisan and protect the peoples rights concerning the airwaves we own not the corporations who pretend to own them.

Chris Engel

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