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Liveblogging the FCC, Panel 2

See First Panel here, and the live video here. David Farber, former FCC chief tech, and CMU: What would you need 300 baud for? It motivated faster TTYs. We’re moving to faster networks, and that will stimulate new applications. If … Continue reading

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Liveblogging FCC hearing in Pittsburgh

Here’s the video link. (Didn’t hear Congressman Doyle, Martin, or Copps.) Adelstein: (Misstates findings of Pew study on broadband adoption. Price is not really the issue, lack of interest is.) Complains about smackdown by the Third Circuit. Tate: Don’t forget … Continue reading

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Court calls FCC “arbitrary and capricious”

The Third Circuit delivered the big smackdown to the FCC over the wardrobe malfunction incident: The court said the FCC is free to change its policy without “judicial second-guessing,” but only with sufficient notice. “Because the FCC failed to satisfy … Continue reading

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Network World on Martin’s rash order

Network World’s Brad Reed has a pretty good news piece on the order FCC chairman Kevin Martin is trying to sell to the Comission’s Democrats. He quotes one of my favorite people, me: Network architect and inventor Richard Bennett, who … Continue reading

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Google not censoring PFF – or are they?

UPDATE 2: On further analysis, it seems that we were right the first time. Google does in fact flag as containing malware the majority of PFF’s PDF documents on net neutrality, and none of these documents actually does contain malware, … Continue reading

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Marketplace Story on FCC and Comcast

I’m on today’s edition of Marketplace, FCC considers Comcast’s net blocking They illustrate the rationale for treating applications differently by playing an audio clip with an interruption. It’s very clever.

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Kevin Martin Passes the Test

Note: this is an update on my earlier story, which incorrectly said that the AP reported that Chairman Martin was seeking to impose “fines” on Comcast. In fact, the story used the word “punish” rather than “fine,” and a headline … Continue reading

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Robbing The Cookie Jar

What do you do if your mom finds out you’ve been robbing the cookie jar? Blame your little brother, of course. And that’s the essence of the net neutrality campaign that the Internet’s major monopoly has been waging against its … Continue reading

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Seoul Declaration

The Seoul Declaration For the Future of the Internet Economy signed by OECD ministers isn’t half bad. There’s no wacky net neutrality language in it, and plenty of commitment to protect privacy and intellectual property. This must have taken a … Continue reading

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Vuze Shows True Colors

Vuze is the Palo Alto peer-to-peer indexer that helped bring the net neutrality circus to the FCC with their publicity stunt of a complaint against Comcast. They’ve maintained their business was nothing to do with piracy, and all about innovative … Continue reading

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