• Comcast Kumbaya

    November 17, 2010

    Comcast wants you to trust them -- to really, really trust them.

    That's why the company's top lobbyist, David Cohen, convened what could best be described as a Kumbaya sing-along in Washington on Monday, to declare Net Neutrality an issue over which Washington needn't concern itself any longer.

  • Net Neutrality is Ready for Action. Is the FCC?

    October 7, 2010

    It's put up or shut up time on Net Neutrality. That’s what Rob Pegoraro wrote in the Washington Post earlier this week.

    And he’s right.

  • Net Neutrality: We're Still Waiting

    September 21, 2010

    Exactly a year ago, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski made a major promise to deliver on Net Neutrality. "If we wait too long to preserve a free and open Internet, it will be too late," he told an influential audience in Washington.

    We're still waiting.

  • AT&T’s Latest Tactic: Rewrite History

    September 9, 2010

    AT&T can’t seem to get its story straight on Net Neutrality. For years, company spokespeople had claimed that the issue was a "solution in search of a problem."

    Over the last week, they’ve unwittingly defined the problem and it is … AT&T.

  • Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem

    August 19, 2010

    Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) warned a packed house Thursday night in Minneapolis that the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's failure to stop it, is one of the most important issues of our time.

    Franken said our media system is at risk everywhere we turn -- from our free speech online to the growing power of companies who own a massive number of media outlets.

  • Chairman Genachowski. Can You Hear Us Now?

    August 19, 2010

    News last week that Google and Verizon had reached consensus on a "legislative framework" for Net Neutrality was met with near universal disdain.

  • The Corporate Deal to Control Your Internet

    August 2, 2010

    Washington is under siege over Net Neutrality.

    On the one side, elected officials and regulators have heard from millions of citizens demanding that Washington protect this rule that preserves the Internet's open architecture.

  • Sen. Franken to the Netroots: Only You Can Stop a Corporate Takeover of Free Speech

    July 26, 2010

    Over the weekend, Sen. Al Franken (D.-Minn.) made the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's acquiescence to these corporations, frighteningly clear.

  • The Big Industry Lie: Regulation = Job Loss

    July 20, 2010

    My old friend Jay Stuckey has a saying that has stuck with me for decades: “Don’t let them piss on your leg and tell you that it’s raining.”

    When Jay used it he was referring to politicians who lied to scare up votes. Today, this adage refers to powerful corporations that lie to scare politicians.

  • Four Easy Steps to Telco Control of the Internet

    July 1, 2010

    Have you heard about the battle over the Internet?

    It’s a power grab that involves lawyers, lobbyists, unscrupulous legislators, phony front groups and the most powerful telecommunications companies in the world.

    They’ve aligned themselves against the rest of us -- the millions of Americans who use the Internet every day, in increasingly inventive ways.