Coverage of BTOP oversight hearing this
morning in Senate Approp. Subcommittee
"It's still early in this process, but the cable
guys are still coming up on the short end
of the stimulus stick."
More on Fairpoints Maine bill to thwart
federal stimulus awards to state entities
Main Public Broadcasting Network
“Will the Feds hang up on Fairpoint?”
NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN
National Exchange Carrier Assoc. proposes
the following goal: "Ubiquitous nationwide
access to fixed and mobile broadband
services, with fiber-to-the-home (or equi-
valent speed technology) as the long-term
standard for fixed networks."
More spectrum for wireless broadband a
top priority for House Communications
Subcommittee, says Rep. Boucher
Privacy should be built into NBP, says
USTelecom calls for study of broadband
Netflix warns of net neutrality rule loop-
hole: "'In short, if left unchecked, the
'managed services' category could engulf
the Commissions open Internet policies
altogether' and let ISPs end run any reg-
Sup. Ct. campaign finance ruling "giving
new hope to opponents of net neutrality
regulation" . . .
... Harold Feld's take: "[T]he issue isnt
as simple as blocked or not blocked. Any
candidate that wants to buy an ad on tele-
vision or the radio can absolutely do so.
If they can afford it.
"Critics of Net Neutrality portray it as
a fight between big companies like AT&T
and Comcast v. huge companies like
Microsoft and Google. They argue that
big companies will look after themselves
and we should let the free market decide.
"But the free market doesn't look after
democracy or political speech. It can't.
The iron laws of economics that drive
the NBCs and Clear Channels of the
world to charge political candidates “all
the market will bear” apply with equal
force to Verizon or AOL. If we want to
keep the internet we have today, where
any candidate or podcaster or average
Jane can speak and hope to get heard,
we can't leave it to “the free market.”
The big companies will look out for
themselves; only Congress can look out
ESRI and Connected Nation develop
BroadbandStat GIS system to map
Urbana, IL considers city-owned broad-
…But is the project too big?
“AT&T notes huge surge in WiFi usage”
"Has 2.4 GHz reached maximum capacity?"
"Verizon job cuts just keep coming"
"Wow, Google Is Awfully Clueless About
My Social Life"
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