Response to FCC Chairman Genachowski’s Net Neutrality backpedaling

This is my response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s recent announcement in which he backpedals from his initial promise to support Net Neutrality. It seems that the term the FCC has coined “Open Internet” is what he is lobbying for now. This so-called “Open Internet” falls very short of the free speech protections needed to […]

Who are the real radio pirates?

Since writing the blog entry “Digital broadcast TV & the spectrum famine,” I have been thinking about the way the power to communicate has been acquired through the years.  There is a great Ken Burns documentary titled “Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio” which takes viewers on a journey through the ruthless […]

Content neutrality getting press in Providence Business News

I spoke with Providence Business News reporter Ted Nesi last week about the FCC’s net neutrality announcement and the Commission’s lack of comment on “content neutrality.”  Here is the article from today’s Weekly Technology Update in which I am quoted.

FCC Chair Genachowski says he will support net neutrality

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is quoted at TheHill.com (link not available) saying that the commission will support “net neutrality” and go after anyone who violates its tenets. “One thing I would say so that there is no confusion out there is that this FCC will support net neutrality and will enforce any violation of net […]

Providence Business News – Five questions with: Levi C. Maaia

Providence Business News published an interview with me today in their weekly technology update.  We discuss issues ranging from network neutrality to sustainable energy. [read article]

A letter to American Cable Assoc. president Matt Polka

May 1, 2009 Matt Polka, President American Cable Association One Parkway Center, Suite 212 Pittsburg PA 15220 Dear Matt: Network neutrality is an issue that I am passionate about both as a broadband operator and a ‘net’ user.  The Internet gained immense popularity as a platform for free speech that was accessible to any person.  […]

Life is a freeway: An independent operator’s argument for net neutrality

appeared in MultiChannel News: Voices, November 1, 2006 Net Neutrality is a topic that has crossed my desk several times this year.  Whatever the outcome of this debate,  it has the potential to be as defining an event for our culture,  as the advent of the ‘net was ten years ago. Many of my counterparts […]