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

December 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

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 [...]

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

September 12th, 2016|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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

August 17th, 2016|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Federal Court Rules Government Officials Can’t Use Private Servers To Dodge Freedom of Information Act: John Holdren, Office of Science & Tech Policy

August 1st, 2016|Tags: , |

Thought piece by Stephen Heins [While this decision is remarkably important to past and present emails and second email accounts of all government officials, I am most interested right now with what science and information [...]

Before Congress, Tom Wheeler has lately refused to abide by long-standing tradition that the FCC chairman steps down after a change of president.

May 25th, 2016|Tags: , |

Thought Piece by Stephen Heins [The FCC and Tom Wheeler seem particularly certain to simply being an agency that is at least 5 years behind the state of the art of technology and Broadband innovation of the industry they regulate.  [...]

Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin and the collapse of AOL Time Warner

July 3rd, 2003|Tags: , |

  When America Online bought Time Warner in 2000, it was not only the largest corporate merger in history but also the much vaunted marriage of new and old media. Questions began, however, on the [...]

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