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Why I Was Going to Run for Congress

This is kind of a political rant, so fair warning and I apologize if I offend you in advance. Voter Suppression, media green zones like in Baghdad (and here), indefinite detention of Americans by military, the revolving door between lobbyists and government, SOPA, Congressional insider trading, shorting...

Unemployment and the Digital Divide

In this article in TechCrunch, you will read an interesting look at how Silicon Valley and the march of technology are causing a Digital Divide.Every online sale takes away from brick-and-mortar business just as Wal-mart has run over mom-and-pop stores,...

Craig's Lifetime of Customer Service

Craig Newmark of craigslist spoke at the CoolTech event in Tampa last Friday. It was a good speech from a nerd with a dry sense of geeky humor. (Not everyone got it.) He was doing his best to “simulate social...

Jobs

I was lured in to watch some of the GOP Presidential candidates debate on CNN last night. (I'll keep any comments about how the Baker Act comes to mind while watching some of them.) Then I switched over to watch...

Merger Conditions for Comcast

TMC has the Comcast-NBC merger fully covered - here, here, here, here and the story of Congresswoman Waters.  Waters wants a written plan for diversity included in the merger paperwork. Without teeth, Comcast could write anything down. Where's the enforcement coming...

Comcast-NBC Merger is Failure Two

This will be a far reaching rant but I think that it's time the FCC (and other F-Agencies) close their doors. Really. We have a huge deficit and really you just aren't honoring your duties or worth the expense any...

FCC Net Neutrality

Copps and McDowell are on opposing sides of the Net Neutrality rules, which have still not been released to the public (and probably won’t be until next week).McDowell thinks that there is competition. This from the former lawyer at COMPTEL....

Just Another Party Pooper

Image by Getty Images via @daylife When Robert McDowell left COMPTEL for a job as FCC Commissioner, many thought that competition would have a friend at the agency. Once again the DC political machine is at work. It was...

Not a Political Piece

This isn't meant to be political but more like here are some thoughts for digestion. This first is from FCC Commish Copps (thanks to Benton Foundation): "I think most of you understand how important the Internet and access to high-speed...

Never Vote Incumbent

As long as I am ranting, I figured I would hit on Incumbents. I don't mean the ILEC's, although most of them don't care a wit about their customers. I'm talking about career politicians. We breed them in the US...

Congressional Rural Broadband

For years no one in Congress cared about the Internet or Broadband. (In fact, it looked like they didn't care about anything but re-election).But the ILEC's have them caring. Yep. Lobbying dollars into the accounts of about 40 congress critters...

What is the FCC Trying to Say?

The Buzz this week is the FCC's "Third Option" for some form of regulation of the Internet.This is FCC Commissioner Michael Copps' statement about the Third Option."Frankly, I would have preferred plain and simple Title II reclassification through a declaratory...

A Message from the Fellows

I attended the University of Tampa Fellows Forum this morning. Verizon was the presenting sponsor so I got to listen to Michelle Robinson, President, Southeast Region, Verizon, gush about how wonderful VZ is. Point of order, Michhelle. You said that...

Is it the Regulatory Environment?

In a twitter exchange with Erik Cecil, former regulatory counsel at Level3, we were dialoging about the Fairpoint bankruptcy. (FairPoint aims to cut debt by two-thirds).My reply stated, "Just 2 years after the deal w/VZ to create an unstable Fairpoint...

Stalled Stimulus of Broadband

It was July of 2009 when the applications for BTOP and BIB awards were due. It's January 2010 and shovel ready awards have been granted mainly for middle mile projects. Where are the rest of the awards?We can look at the...

FCC Broadband Policy Beginnings

As the FCC, USDA, and NTIA get set to disburse $7.2 billion in moneys to telecommunications companies for broadband deployment, penetration, and mapping along with E-Rate type services and tele-medicine, the FCC has to actually come up with a National...

Two Big Problems in DC

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on ABC's Sunday morning news with George. he had the best analogy I have heard: As a patient, when the oncology team diagnoses you with cancer, you want a unified solution, not a bunch of doctors arguing...

FCC is 75 Years Old

Acting FCC chief Michael Copps celebrated the 75th anniversary of both the FCC and the Communications Act of 1934 that birthed the agency. In a speech, Copps said, "How do we take this 75 year old agency, charged with implementing...

FCC Needs Change

AT&T is back together. The Telecom Act of 1996 has largely been a wipe-out. We have a Duopoly and we have seen more than trillion dollars spent on networks without wiring most homes with fiber - and way less businesses...

Kushnick on the Broadband Plan

Bruce Kushnick of New Networks Institute released a response to the Deloitte & Touche report about New Jersey, Broadband Opportunity - Job Creation, Healthcare, Education. The report states that Broadband is: "essential for the State to achieve the level of...

Broadband Stimulus Bill

There has been a deep discussion that started on Tom Keating's blog about the Broadband Bail-out plan (known in various circles as a Bell hand-out, Stimulus package, Information Highway Infrastructure Development Funding). Attorney Jim Baller has more on the House...

New FCC Chair Coming

Julius Genachowski will be Obama's nominee for the FCC. For 9 reasons that he might be the right guy, see Fred Wilson's blog....

Historic Moment

Well, we just witnessed a historic moment in US politics: our first black president was elected. McCain gave a very good concession speech. The heavy lifting starts now....

Politics on the Internet

The first presidential debate was streamed live, which just shows you that the Internet is becoming a mainstream news and entertainment outlet. YouTube has channels for both candidates. Both parties are working the websites, forums, "social networks", etc. to get...

Network Management, DPI, Whatever

Here's the thing that most folks don't understand. The main responsibility, duty, and sanction of Congress and any Federal Agency (like the FTC and FCC) is to protect the Consumer. The end user. Remember it is By and For the...
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