Cable and phone companies have been preventing municipalities all around the country from putting up big public wifi systems through lobbying. they instead have been putting up their own garden walled wifi networks that require users to be a subscriber... more »
As part of net neutrality rules, no public wifi should be closed to the public. There should be no passwords and no "terms and conditions" to utilize what is part of public airwaves.
Open standards and open networks are necessary if we are to have innovation, and to have a large swath of public wifi space... more »
Fixed ISPs should not be allowed to charge based on usage, only on speed. Usage based ISPs only hinder internet company growth and technological progress. They create fear in the user that they might "overuse" their internet or do something that may cause their bill to rise. Unlimited internet providers, on the other hand, offer freedom, and the opportunity for capitalism to reign over the net.
By BRIAN STELTER AND BROOKS BARNES
Updated at 4:15 p.m. Sunday
Cablevision and The Walt Disney Company traded barbs Sunday after WABC was removed from the company’s cable television line-ups, a consequence of a failed contract negotiation....
--New York Times, March 7, 2010
What the government should do, and nothing more, and nothing less, is just make sure every... more »
The time for we the people to band together and protect our right to free speech far into the future is now. We must demand and pass into legislation that any company or entity which transmits or transports information shall not alter or deny their services based on the source or the receiver. This simple principle should only be redressed... more »