communication

Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Drives the Left Crazy: The FCC’s new chairman plan to reopen the internet to competition—and agitators picketing his family house

Thought Piece Net neutrality is such a misuse of language. It invites an under-informed mob to take political actions that are so far from civil behavior, which drives me crazy. The agitators are picketing FCC Chairman Pai's neighborhood, his house and his young family. These tactics sound like they are out of a George Orwell novel. There has been a lot moral rectitude [...]

By | 2017-05-20T21:09:44+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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 was used in John Holdren and the White House's study.  Steve] Federal Court Rules Government Officials Can't Use Private Servers To [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:55:51+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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.  Steve] Peak TV in the FCC Valley of Darkness. Tom Wheeler is not the first whose life in politics left him unfit [...]

By | 2017-04-03T22:55:51+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments