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I Posted an Anti-Amnesty Petition in Hostile Territory, Whitehouse.gov

If you’re paying any attention at all, you know there was a major Republican victory in the recent midterm elections and in January a Republican majority in the Senate will join the Republican majority in the House. It was known...

Should We Define 4G Before the Government Does?

Every few years the American people elect politicians who say one thing to get elected and do another once in office. Conflicts of interest, scandals related to campaign contributors, tax evasion and other related issues have made us numb and...

Support for Net Neutrality Wanes in Tech Community

I just came across an article worthy of passing along from the Technology Liberation Front, a group which is focused on helping to reduce the amount of regulation imposed on the Internet and technology. Aside from a typo or two...

BP Oil Spill Symbolizes Dissatisfaction with Government

Watching the Congress grill Tony Hayward kept me from peak productivity today as my frustration with the government boiled over. After listening to the back-and-forth it became more apparent than ever why the approval rating for Congress is so abysmal...

FCC Exceptionalism and Supremacy?

A guest post worth reading from Scott Cleland, Founder & President, Precursor, LLC: Read it on Precursorblog.com Often stepping back to gain perspective, and to try and see the forest for the trees can be highly instructive. However, if one...

Amtrak adds WiFi to Fight Disruptive Free Bus Internet

 Years after European train operators and the airlines, Amtrak has decided it was time to add WiFi to its trains. Bus companies have found a way to sell seats for as little as $1 between New York and Boston and...

Debate Over In-Flight Calling Continues

The debate about using phones on flights has continued for a few years and currently through a mix of regulations and technology firewalls, passengers are prohibited from talking while in-flight. The USA Today reports that a coalition of manufacturers, carriers...

Interesting Mortgage Crisis Perspective

As a weekend diversion I thought I would share the following letter to Webster Bank by Bill Dunn (originally found in the Waterbury Republican American (Waterbury, CT) -- registration required). It is pretty funny and encapsulates what responsible mortgage payers...

Behavioral Advertising Hanging by Political Thread?

I have seen many industries flourish and die as a result of government regulation which changes at times like the wind blows. One of the latest casualties may just be companies who focus on behavioral tracking such as NebuAd. As...

Let's Start Drilling

Sorry to take a break from covering communications and technology but if oil goes down in price, the world can start focusing on their lives and their professions instead of scrambling to find ways to offset higher oil prices. How...

A Possible Sea Change at the FCC

For the last eighteen months I felt as if the FCC thought the cable companies were too powerful as a result of many rulings which seemed to be in favor of the telcos. It seemed even when the telcos were...

Bill Gates Promotes Education and Immigration Improvements

Today the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology will hold a hearing on the future of innovation and U.S. competitiveness. This hearing commemorates the committee's 50th anniversary and as part of the event, Bill Gates will be speaking. Microsoft...

Flood us With New Careers, not Money

As most people looking for technical talent know, in the U.S. there is full employment in the tech space. In addition, it is very difficult to hire foreign tech workers as the government makes workers and employers jump through hoops...

Congress on e911

Congress has decided to get very involved in the world of e911 and VoIP. Tom Keating has great perspective on this and explains what is happening in detail....

Net Neutrality Article

If you are trying to get a handle on the impending net neutrality debate in Congress, read this article from Patrick Barnard that does the issue tremendous justice....
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