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 […]

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 […]