Stolen phones are a big problem here in the US. Many are stolen in robberies. Robberies are, by definition, violent crimes, and there are many instances of robberies of mobile phones that resulted in serious injury or even death....more
Despite rumors early in the week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) planned to back away from efforts to pursue "net neutrality," Chairman Julius Genachowski announced plans to reclassify Internet services and apply some of the rules given to the FCC to enforce in regulating telephone services. This move by the FCC is expected to spark vigorous debate and strong challenges from Internet service providers (ISPs).
As BlogHer Contributing Editor Virginia Debolt has reported on more than one occasion, the United States is number 15 when it comes to broadband internet access, lagging behind such countries as France and South Korea. Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled its National Broadband Plan to address that problem. Open internet activists and industry advocates both applaud the plan's goals, but see possible dangers in the way it might be implemented.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that the FCC will create new rules to prevent carriers from blocking, slowing or favoring particular types
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If you woke up this morning and saw Saturday morning cartoons or talking heads on PBS, you've crossed over to the world of digital TV without a hitch.
If you woke up this morning and saw snow, you have a slight problem. That's because yesterday analog television went the way of the 8-track tape and is no more. That's right, the long awaited digital TV era has arrived.
On November 5th of 2008 Chuck Schumer gave an interview in which his first words were not acknowledgment of the historic election that took place the day before; his first statement was to compare conservative talk radio to pornography and call for a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine. Nancy Pelosi, Tom Harkin, Maurice Hinchey, Bill Clinton, Debbie Stabenow (to say nothing of her husband/conflict of interest), sore-loser Bill Press, David Axelrod's sudden non-committal, and many others have found the comfort with this new congressional power to say what they've really thought all along: the government, not the listener, has the sole right to determine what the public should hear. As a conservative talk radio host, as a woman who makes her living with the First Amendment, their attempts at censorship trouble me greatly.
Some interesting bits of news and buzz are streaking around the tech world this week.
I keep hearing that the FCC is all set to punish Comcast in some undisclosed and possibly uninforcable way for its attempts to control Internet bandwidth. Common Cause published Comcast Punished by FCC for Violating Net Neutrality. The article says,
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) met this week at Stanford University to talk about network management or net neutrality. The specific issue was Comcast's well publicized habit of deciding what information makes it through their broadband pipes and what does not.
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