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17 Feb 2010

Neilsen Study examines web content hikes

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Nielsen reports online user trends Study finds 79% would avoid Web site that charges By Georg Szalai NEW YORK -- As media and entertainment companies continue to mull new ways to charge consumers for online news and entertainment, 85% continue to prefer that content remain free. According to new research from Nielsen, which asked more than 27,000 consumers across ...

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16 Feb 2010

Obama report: More people getting the internet, but poor and minorities lagging

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Obama admin report: More people getting Internet, but poor and minorities lagging More people are using broadband Internet at home, but low-income families, minorities and seniors aren't adopting the service as quickly as others, according to the Obama administration. The findings were in a report released Tuesday by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and come amid ...

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11 Feb 2010

Google to Build Consumer Broadband Networks

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Google To Build Ultra-Fast, Consumer Broadband Networks in U.S. By Ryan Singel Wired.com Search and advertising giant Google plans to build and test super fast fiber-optic broadband networks in a few communities around the U.S., promising up to a one gigabit per second service — a hundred-fold increase over what most Americans currently can subscribe to. A 1 ...

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10 Feb 2010

Push Polling Net Neutrality

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Push-polling" net neutrality By James Rucker Guest Contributor A little over a week ago I delved into a troubling topic: Why are so many civil rights groups and members of the Congressional Black Caucus opposing net neutrality? It seemed strange to me that leaders in communities of color would be echoing discredited telecommunications industry talking points. For those not ...

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02 Feb 2010

Obama’s unclear on “Small Business”

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Obama's Proposed "Small Business" Initiative Lacks Audacity (and Focus) By Chris Rabb Originally published on The Huffington Post You wouldn't have guessed it from listening to President Obama's State of the Union address, but small and/or new businesses aren't really the types of enterprises that need our recirculated stimulus money the most. Mature businesses do. Specifically, established businesses that cannot ...

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01 Feb 2010

President Obama: I’m a Big Believer in Net Neutrality

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President Obama: 'I'm a Big Believer in Net Neutrality' WASHINGTON -- On Monday, in an "interview" conducted via YouTube as a follow-up to his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his strong commitment to maintaining an open and neutral Internet. "I'm a big believer in Net Neutrality," said President Obama, who has made the ...

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31 Jan 2010

Net Neutrality debate heats up

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Why Are Some Civil Rights Groups and Leaders On the Wrong Side of Net Neutrality? James Rucker ColorOfChange.org It's said that politics creates strange bedfellows. I was reminded how true this can be when I traveled to D.C. in recent weeks to figure out why several advocacy groups and legislators with histories of advocating for minority interests are ...

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06 Dec 2009

F.C.C. May Pry Open the Cable Set-Top Box

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The New York Times Bits - Business Innovation Technology Society By SAUL HANSELL Officially, Julius Genachowski had only a terse one-sentence statement about Comcast’s proposed acquisition of NBC on Monday. It said: “The FCC will carefully examine the proposed merger and will be thorough, fair and fact-based in its review. But a relatively obscure rule-making notice, also issued Monday, ...

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