Originally published at OpenMarket.org.

I’m beginning to think “no” is the definitive answer.  While most tend to understand the basic concepts of Internet connectivity and its associated parts, it seems that it is becoming abundantly clear that terminology has been misused by media and public organizations such that no one really understands what they […]

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There has been some noise in technology circles the last week over the FCC comment period or Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in regards to the broadband Internet portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act otherwise known as “the stimulus.”

The NOI allows individuals, association groups, public policy organizations like […]

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AT&T and Verizon are indicating that there is a chance that they will not seek funds from the broadband stimulus portion of the American Recovery Act.

Verizon Executive VP Thomas Tauke has stated that, “We don’t have any plans to apply; we also have not made a decision […]

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Netflix Neutrality

On March 27, 2009 By

Originally published at OpenMarket.org.

A little over a week ago, Netflix was berated by a user who assumed that the company was throttling his streaming video connection.  Slashdot picked up the story shortly afterwards, and an Engadget piece was soon to follow.

The ground shook, walls crumbled, worlds were […]

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Last night, the first amendment, self-regulation, consumers, parents, entrepreneurs, gamers, and business won a huge victory in Utah.

In early March, I posted about the “Truth in Advertising” bill running through the Utah legislature.  The bill, in effect, would have made the voluntary Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating […]

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Since Dot Eco TLD announced that they were seeking establishment as a top level domain (TLD) at ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Mexico event last week with the cooperation of Al Gore, many have been asking why we need a new TLD.  Furthermore, why we […]

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