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FCC Ruling….Net Neutrality or Net Zero?
Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for FreePress looks at this week’s decision by the FCC to place Internet Communication under the jurisdiction of Title 2 of the Telecommunications Act. Is this a victory or just another chess move in an unending shell game with the communication giants?
This is an excerpt from one of the simplest and best explanations of the decision we have read:
“Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to regulate broadband companies (including wireless companies) in much the same
Net Neutrality Battle Stations
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler opened the battle for Net Neutrality this week by declaring that wired and wireless carriers would be classified as “common carriers” under Title 2.
Charlie Hopper, owner of Pasty.net, both wired and wireless services, in northern Michigan shares his perspective on the decision and why he thinks it may hurt more than help net neutrality.
Twitter Launches Group Messaging
Emily Hay, founder of Haytheresocialmedia describes a new way to get your message out to a select group of people quickly with Twitter’s new Group Messaging. She will also tell us what moms thought about the Super Bowl Ads and her recent appearance on TV as part of a select panel of local experts.
Jeff Courter is the founder of a Grand Rapids based company which recently secured new venture capital to launch its first hunting app Sportsman Tracker this coming March. Jeff’s idea has found enthusiastic acceptance and the app is almost ready to launch. Full details follow.
The Battle For Net Neutrality
In February the FCC will propose new rules governing the use of the Internet. The battle fronts are blurred but the stakes are high: Who will control how we access this vital link to our digitized world?
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of FreePress joins us to describe what is at stake in this epic battle for free flow of information over the Internet. His organization has taken up the consumer banner with a passion in this battle against private monopoly interests bent on restricting the flow of information and the development of innovation in order to promote their own profit goals. We the people need someone looking out for us. Enter FreePress
The Auto Show is in full swing with some amazing, ground breaking things happening right on the show floor, e.g. a company is printing a car or most of its parts right there! (Local Motors) And soon learning your dashboard may be as easy as using your cell phone.(Apple Car Play)
Is Black Friday Such a Good Deal?…and other holiday shopping issues
Rick Broida is not only our official “Cheapskate” but he is also our monthly guide to all the goodies and gadgets he gets to review. Rick is a widely published commentator from HowTo.com to Time to CNet to Savings.com and a few other stops in between. You’re going to want to pay close attention and catch the tips, tricks and bargains that he has to point out at this gift giving time of year.
Proof Positive That The IA Team Is Hot Stuff
Picture above was taken by Rick Broida with the Seek Thermal Camera (iOS version –
Patent Wars Over?
Are patents choking out innovation or are they are necessary protection for innovation. Randy Peck, Patent Lawyer of Warner, Norcross and Judd Southfield joins the team as co-host to discuss key rulings this week in Apple/Samsung and Google.
Walk to End Blindness
John Whitacre, Mary Kumer, and Jesse Lowe present the work of iChallenged and promote the upcoming Walk to End Blindness
Walk to End Blindness: June 7-8, 2014 – 7:00 am Shiawassee Park: Farmington, MI 48336
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What the FCC’s Net neutrality proposal really means
Puzzled about what the FCC’s Net neutrality vote is really all about, whether you’re an end user or a provider? Here’s the short version
By Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld
Summary: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and other tech powerhouses are fighting for net neutrality with the federal regulator, and Mozilla has a concrete plan on how to make it happen.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Networking | May 8, 2014
The battle lines are being drawn for the future of the Internet.Read More
On one side, you have major last mile Internet providers (ISPs), such as Comcast and Verizon, demanding fees from popular Internet services such as Netflix for a fast lane on the Internet. On the other side, more than a hundred technology companies, including giants like Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, recently wrote to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking for its support for a “free and open Internet.”
It’s not just the technology powerhouses that want net neutrality. The Ammori Group, a Washington DC-based public policy law-firm, which organized this lobbying effort, said the letter was “entirely driven by the small companies and the mid-sized companies.”
It added that over 100 small companies signed letter before it included a single Silicon Valley technology titan.
“This letter reflects the beliefs of a wide range of companies, from the smallest, least resourced companies to the largest companies, …