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17 Nonprofit Organizations Ask Congress to Rein in FCC

I see I am not the only one who is eager to see the Federal Communication Commission return its attention, focus and priorities to solving real issues with tangible real solutions in favor of chasing down network neutrality. This week, seventeen minority organizations and nonprofits got together to ask the Congress to do just that. […]

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Positioning Our Children to Get Ahead of the Broadband Curve

TMCNet reported on a refreshing editorial recently in the Washington Post about how the policy makers pushing for universal broadband should focus on getting networks to deliver important services to unserved anchor institutions rather than focus on how to raise the United States’s broadband adoption, access and use  rankings among other countries. I agree with the […]

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NewMe Conference video

I just wanted to share an interview I held with the Black Web2.0 folks who hosted the NewMe (New Media) Conference a couple months ago on May 5 and 6. If you’re unfamiliar, the conference was set up to bring together the creative, innovative energy of minority entrepreneurs. The goal of the two day event […]

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Coalition Fights to Keep TV Viewers Plugged In During Retrans Negotiations

So the news is out that a 31 member coalition, consisting of consumer groups, cable operators, satellite providers, telcos, and independent programmers, has gotten together to challenge those situations when broadcast networks have held cable systems in a headlock during negotiations for carriage of their channels, meanwhile ignoring the interests of innocent TV viewers. Boy […]

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But Who will Enforce the FCC EEO Rules?

I was reading a children’s bedtime book, “But Who Will Bell The Cats?” , with my children last night. The story was based on an Aesop fable about how an assembly of mice determined that the best way for them to know when one of the many cats that occupied the palace they lived in […]

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Google on Transparency: Sometimes Yes. Sometimes No.

I thought it was interesting that my friends at Google are asking the government to impose more transparency on mobile broadband speed data which I am ALL FOR, by the way!  A recent Communications Daily article summarized Google’s formal arguments: Google encouraged the FCC to “collect a diverse range of metrics” for mobile broadband services […]

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Blogging While Brown: A review

I participated in the 3rd annual gathering of bloggers of color, the 2010 Blogging While Brown Conference on June 18 and 19 in Washington, DC at the Washington Convention Center.  It was a wonderful opportunity to be in the same room as dozens of other influential political and social bloggers. There were those who I had […]

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