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What Can the FCC Do for You?

The Federal Communications Commission has a long and disappointing history of generally failing to regulate ever-larger media and telecommunications companies, except, during fits of prudishness, in the area of so-called indecency. But the latest incarnation of the FCC is proving to be more of a consumer advocate than its predecessors. (continued)

Posted on Dec 6, 2009 READ MORE



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FCC Backs Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski proposed two rules Monday that would preserve the Internet’s status quo of openness and equality. If the rules are adopted, Internet service providers—including mobile carriers—would be barred from restricting or blocking access to “lawful” content.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009 READ MORE


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SaveTheInternet.com’s Call to Arms

Feel strongly about Net Neutrality?  Want to keep the online realm as free of pesky gatekeepers as possible?  SaveTheInternet.com says yes to the above and is leading a rally to remind the FCC to work for the American people—not big corporations.

Posted on Jul 9, 2007 READ MORE


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FCC Commissioner on Net Neutrality, the Future of Media and More

Jonathan Adelstein, one of five FCC commissioners, speaks with Truthdig about the battle to control America’s airwaves, the value of an open and fair Internet and his initial thoughts on the XM-Sirius merger.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 READ MORE


Rep. John Dingell

Dingell Takes On the FCC

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who just became head of the Commerce Committee, tells a public-radio interviewer that he’s about to launch a Net Neutrality-flavored smackdown against the FCC.

Posted on Feb 15, 2007 READ MORE


Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins Pummels Bush, Pushes Net Neutrality

The former rocker delivers an R-rated Olbermann-type diatribe against the “enemies of democracy” who would like to lock up the Internet in a dank Gitmo jail cell.

Posted on Jan 15, 2007 READ MORE


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A Guide to Net Neutrality

If you’ve been struggling to wrap your head around the hugely important issue of net neutrality, check out this excellent primer from the coalition SavetheInternet.com. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on Ted Stevens

Jon Stewart Lampoons Sen. Stevens’ Net Nonsense

“The Daily Shows” host tees off on Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens’ instantly infamous speech about Net Neutrality—which Stewart likened to “something you’d hear from a crazy old man in an airport bar at 3 a.m.”

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Republicans Defeat Net Neutrality Proposal

Remember John Edwards’ “Two Americas”? Well, a House subcommittee just moved us closer to a country of “Two Internets,” in which only the wealthy will enjoy the fastest connection speeds.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


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