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Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers on Net Neutrality’s Motley Crew

At a media reform conference in Memphis, the PBS newsman applauded the coalition-building skills of the architects of the Net Neutrality movement. “Who would have imagined that sitting together in the same democratic broadband pew would be the Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, Common Cause and MoveOn.org?”

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 READ MORE


Ted Stevens song

‘The Internet Must Die’

The guy behind the brilliant techno remix of Sen. Ted Stevens’ “Series of Tubes” speech has released another pro-Net Neutrality song inspired by the Alaska senator’s rantings.

Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


Sen. Ted Stevens

Defenders of Ted ‘Series of Tubes’ Stevens: He’s Really Tech-Savvy

Sen. Ted Stevens’ near-incoherent speech before Congress last week about Internet fundamentals (“It’s a series of tubes”) quickly made him a national laughingstock. But his defenders say Stevens simply used imprecise language, and that he really knows his Net stuff. You decide:

  • Defenders speak out
  • Jon Stewart clip
  • Techno remix of Stevens’ speech

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Ted Steven'

    Sen. Stevens’ Internet Ignorance Goes Viral

    Check out a glorious techno mash-up song of Sen. Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech last week on Internet technologies, in which the 85-year-old chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee—which is debating Net Neutrality—betrayed his woefully inadequate grasp of Net fundamentals.
    (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    FBI Plans New Push on Internet Surveillance

    According to CNET: “The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.”

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Ted Stevens
    From CNN

    Sen. Stevens’ Internet Ignorance Is Frightening

    As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is in charge of bills that control the future of the Internet (like Net Neutrality). So you’ll understand why we at Truthdig start crying when we read about the 85-year-old’s feeble grasp of this world-changing technology. A few Stevens quotes:

  • “An internet was sent by my staff at 10 o?clock…”
  • “What happens to your own personal internet…?”

  • Posted on Jul 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Net Neutrality Suffers Setback in Senate Vote

    The Senate Commerce Committee fell a single vote short of passing an amendment to safeguard the free and open Internet as momentum builds toward a full Senate vote on Net neutrality.

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Save the Internet (Today)!

    The Senate is due to vote Wednesday on the Net Neutrality bill.
    Click here and CALL. YOUR. SENATOR.
    Otherwise, when AT&T is deciding which content streams fastest to your computer, you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


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    From mccofnsw.org.au

    House Rejects Net Neutrality

    The Nation’s John Nichols explains how perilously close the U.S. government is to making a toll road out of the Internet—on which only the rich websites will be able to pay to have their content load move fastest.

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Net Neutrality Gets Boost From House Panel

    The panel recommended a version of the Net neutrality bill that would bar telecom companies from charging premium fees for Web companies that sell video and other content.
    This is far from a full victory, but it’s a step in that direction.

    Posted on May 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Telecom Companies Masquerading as Concerned Citizens

    Companies like AT&T and BellSouth are backing an organization claiming to be saving the Internet by keeping it free of “burdensome and unnecessary regulation.” But that’s nonsense. They’re the ones that want to put toll lanes on the Internet. (These are the same companies that reportedly handed over America’s phone records to the NSA.)
    Buzzflash sorts it out.

    Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Differing Views on Net Neutrality

    Rep. Ed Markey just introduced a net neutrality bill, which would prevent the creation of a two-tier Internet, with faster access for those Web companies that can pay for it. Check out the N.Y. Times’ defense of neutrality, and a Washington Post Op-Ed argument against it.

    Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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