“Climate of Complete Certainty,” so look out for blistering backlashes to anything less than 100% climate certainty.

Thought Piece [I suspect that it is finally safe to reprint Bret Stephen's first column for the New York Times, "Climate of Complete Certainty, without fear of reprisal to Bret or myself. Although, to a member of luke-warmers like myself, I thought Bret was quite benign and thoughtful. I suppose that I should have known the Times readership [...]

By |2017-05-15T21:52:57+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|0 Comments

“F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It”: This NY Times Editorial is a Backward Glance into the Future

Thought Piece [For the record, “Net Neutrality” is just another way of saying that the FCC should be micromanaging the Internet, including wired and wireless broadband. My first question for those parties, including the New York Times, who are advocating net neutrality: How can an agency regulate an industry, when it is five years or more behind [...]

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.

Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed as the Telecommunications Act of the 1930, on which the current sense of net neutrality is based. How can any set of telecommunication regulations written in the 1930's have anything to do with the Internet [...]

GE, Siemens Vie to Reinvent Manufacturing by Harnessing the Cloud Digital platforms let factories link data on inventories, maintenance, safety

GE, Siemens Vie to Reinvent Manufacturing by Harnessing the Cloud Digital platforms let factories link data on inventories, maintenance, safety hazards By Christopher Alessi Updated March 5, 2017 11:04 a.m. ET 6 COMMENTS FRANKFURT—A battle of industrial titans is shaping up as the Android-versus-iOS of manufacturing. Germany’s Siemens AG and larger U.S. rival General Electric Co. [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00March 5th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |2 Comments

FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules

FCC reverses net neutrality ISP transparency rules Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to roll back some net neutrality regulations that require broadband providers to inform customers about their network management practices. The Republican-controlled FCC on Thursday suspended the net [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Original Heins|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Pondering Pai’s Priorities for the FCC”​: the major regulatory issues that may take precedence in the early months of Ajit Pai’s tenure as Chairman

Thought Piece  Ajit Pai will return to the four principles of internet freedom first outlined by former FCC Chairman Michael Powell: "freedom of access to lawful content; freedom to use applications; freedom to attach personal devices to the network; and freedom to obtain service plan information." These principles allow for the future of the Internet, broadband and the [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Trump and promise of FCC reform are already spurring economic growth

Thought Piece How can regulatory body regulate an industry that they are 10 years behind? How Trump and promise of FCC reform are already spurring economic growth December 8, 2016 | By Scott Cleland The growth starts now. The unexpected presidential election of a very successful builder and value creator determined to spur economic and employment [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:50+00:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

A political temper tantrum at the FCC: Tom Wheeler did not go quietly into the good night, however.

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins Post Share A political temper tantrum at the FCC December 01, 2016 - 07:28 AM EST | By By Lawrence Spiwack, The Hill The United States just went through a brutal election season. Politics is a nasty game. But now that the election is over, we must - in the immortal words [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:51+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: |0 Comments

“Congress Can Save the Internet” Why make authoritarians happy by giving them the power to censor websites globally, including in the U.S.?

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [Given the fact that the White House and the FCC has been so adamant about "Net Neutrality," it is intellectually unimaginable that they would even consider throwing ICANN to international wolves of authoritarians and their control.  Steve] Congress Can Save the Internet The White House will end U.S. oversight at month’s [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:51+00:00September 12th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

“Last Call for the Open Internet” A two-year effort to find an alternative to U.S. oversight of Icann has produced only uncertainty.

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [Frankly, I can't see how making the Internet into another United Nations, especially given the fact only 160 nations support "open access," unedited and unpolitical, makes any sense. It would mean that 40 or so oppressive governments will prevent their country's people from access to the global community and its robust, [...]

By |2017-04-03T22:55:51+00:00August 17th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments