The Open Internet & Innovation

Instead of "regulating," just assure the right structure.

No one (like verizon, google, at&t, microsoft, cablevision, etc.) should be able to be in the business of laying cables AND being any kind of information or service provider that utilizes those cables and/or that network infrastructure. There simply is an inherent vertically integrated conflict of interest that gives a huge unfair advantage to the cable or phone company in question. We need to separate these two areas: ...more »

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The Open Internet & the Freedom of Speech

How to win TV broadcasters' support for network neutrality

The answer is simple: abolish must-carry. With must-carry, broadcasters don't need network neutrality because they have something better: preferred access into every cable, telco, and satellite subscription home in America. Take away must-carry, and they'd be beating down the door of every member of Congress and FCC member to sanctify network neutrality as an inherent right of every American and as American as apple ...more »

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The Open Internet & Innovation

No more TV "channels" or radio "stations"

TV and Radio as we know it are ancient technologies that waste huge portions of spectrum and only empower the most wealthy station owners. I say we take back all of the bandwidth used to bequeath large portions of broadcast spectrum to private ownership. Instead, all that bandwidth should be used for completely neutral multi-way internet infrastructure. If one of the "tv" or "radio" stations that used to broadcast ...more »

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