What's this I hear about an "Open Internet?" you can just hear the late, great Gilda Radner asking in her old-lady garb. Where I live, you can only get broadband from one provider. How open is that?
For my Editor's Corner, I want to take a deeper dive into FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's keynote Tuesday to kick off CTIA's Super Mobility Week, which I am attending.
The House Minority Leader makes official the Democratic leadership's support of a very controversial move to regulate the Internet with the same language used to regulate long distance service.
"It was the absence of competition that historically forced the imposition of strict government regulation in telecommunications," said a man whose industry is responsible for some monopolies.
Early figures from a report due out in November show that consumers are close to hitting a data usage roadblock that enterprises--which may use even more data--won't encounter.
Tom Wheeler picks one comment from a concerned citizen, and starts a rallying cry that looks more like it's on that citizen's behalf than the previous rallying cry.
Communities like Chattanooga, Tennessee should not be prohibited from expanding their broadband footprints, says the Chairman, triggering a states' rights battle.
Until recently, he was the principal spokesperson for telecommunications service providers in the U.S.--and yet Earl Comstock remains in favor of clear guidelines for Internet regulation.
Unite, O Internet-i-zens of the world, behind the causes of freedom, openness and compatible software for every processor of every shape, size and color.
It's wrong to assume that just because some Internet traffic may be made faster, other traffic will be slower. And other feats of linguistics.