Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Net Neutrality Update

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are as worried as I am about the left’s effort to force ever larger amounts of big government onto our lives, then you should be looking into the issue of Net Neutrality.
To that end a few times a week I’ll be posting some links and info
about Net Neutrality to help you all get your feet wet on this
important issue.

Here are just a few of the latest articles on Net Neutrality for your information:

The FCC Again Resumes its Unauthorized Internet Agenda

The Washington Examiner, By Seton Motley

The estimable John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable reports: The
(Federal Communications Commission-FCC) is issuing a public notice to
“improve the FCC’s understanding of business broadband needs,” calling
it the “next step” advancing the FCC’s small business broadband agenda.

Only one problem with this FCC assertion. They’re not supposed to
have a small business broadband agenda. Or a broadband agenda. Or any
sort of Internet agenda at all.

Tweet of the Day: The Real Battle for Mobile

Reuters, by Brian X. Chen

Tensions seem to rise between Apple and Google every time they
launch a phone or acquire a new media company, but the real battle is
happening in a wonkier arena: telecom.

South Korean ambassador touts net-neutrality policies

The Hill, by Sara Jerome

Han Duk-soo, the ambassador from South Korea, said in a speech on
Tuesday that net-neutrality protections constitute a critical policy
for the wireless and wireline broadband landscape.

What’s all the fuss about net neutrality?

Fierce Content Management, by Ron Miller

Who owns the Internet? No one. Who controls the Internet? No one
(except in certain countries that censor content, and that’s not
ownership). So what’s all of the ruckus about?

‘Net neutrality’ is a new wrinkle in Web content competition

The Olympian, by Staff

In the analog world of my youth, inventive marketers sought to
increase the visibility of their enterprises by naming them something
like “AAA widgets,” so that theirs would be the first widget company a
user would encounter in the phone book.

TITLE II, The FCC’s ‘Third Way’ Internet Land Grab is Hardly a ‘Moderate’ Solution

Big Government, by Seton Motley

Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Glen Robinson wrote yesterday
about FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposed “Third Way” solution
to Commission Internet regulation – whereby the FCC unilaterally rips
the Internet out of its current lightly regulated framework and places
it under the antiquated and oppressive Title II telephone regulatory

Former FCC Commissioner and MIT Staff Columnist Speak Out Against Net Neutrality

Americans for Tax Reform, by Jenn Cobb

If you were as excited as I to hear of the FCC postponing net
neutrality decisions, heed Glen O. Robinson’s caution for us to rein
ourselves in. Robinson, a professor of Law Emeritus at UVA and
Commissioner of the FCC from 1974-1976, deciphers their recent
decisions in his article The Middle Way to Internet Freedom .

Here are a few anti-Net Neutrality organizations and Web Resources that are worth looking in on occasionally:

Here are some industry websites that follow Internet regulations:

We hope that you will post our articles and press releases. We also
hope that our emailings will interest you enough to join the fight and
write a few blog posts about Net Neutrality.

At stake is no less our freedom to blog not to mention the innovation of a free market.

Feel free to drop me a line at igcolonel@hotmail.com
and do let me know if you are interested in helping to get the free
market, conservative narrative on Net Neutrality out to your readers.
This issue is vitally important for the freedom and success of our

This effort is in association with the United States Internet Industry Association (USIIA).

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