Who’s the Real Internet Censor: Comcast or Facebook?

Thought Piece In fact, there were three companies exempt from FCC's 2015 Title Open Internet: Google, Amazon and Facebook. Now those three companies are lobbying for Net Neutrality, while not disclosing that they were already exempt. This is an open display of self-interest by Google, Amazon, and Facebook. These companies would each become a veritable monopoly [...]

By |2018-01-31T22:57:49+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Bots Flood FCC with Millions of Comments About Net Neutrality

Thought Piece Of the 21.8 million comments recently made to FCC on the Net Neutrality, a data company Emprata determined that 19.4 of the comments came from entities that filed multiple times, originated aboard or used such techniques as faked domains typical of spam. It seems that self-righteousness and/or politics have overtaken the discussion about "Open [...]

By |2017-09-05T22:13:19+00:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Net Neutrality Supporters Pressure FCC to Extend Comment Deadline

Thought Piece At the latest count, over 5.3 million of the 13 million FCC's Comments were manufactured by Fake Filing software. I would be shocked if more than 1 percent of the filers actually knew the details of Tom Wheeler extra-legal action. The removal of Net Neutrality provision of 2015 returns the Internet back to being [...]

By |2017-08-17T21:07:42+00:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

“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 [...]