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There was a recent article by Sam Biddle called “Facebook is AOLifying the Internet – and That Sucks”. It’s a pretty accurate take on what Facebook has become over the last few years as it considers many of the new features that Facebook has both developed and ripped off. The article itself was probably a slight ripoff of one that John C. Dvorak had produced some months earlier, “Facebook is the New AOL,” that was essentially in the same vein.
Challenges in Using the National Broadband Map’s Data
George S. Ford, PhD
Ford takes a look at the information gathered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration after the goals set by 2009′s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Ford says that the data gathered will allow for the quantification of socio-economic factors and broadband availability across the nation.
Even though he feels that the NTIA should be praised in their efforts, there is concern that the mapping data carries with it errors, and there is more concern that there even exists …
During yesterdays House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on H.J. Resolution 37, Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to regulating the Internet and broadband industry practices, Mr. Thomas DeReggi, owner of a small wireless ISP in Maryland, DC, and Virginia gave testimony providing 11 convincing reasons why the government should not be pursuing overreaching regulation for the Internet.
Glassman hosts Downes and Manne who discuss the Internet over the next decade. Both have contributed to the book The Next Digital Decade, published by Tech Freedom. A major point of conversation is whether or not the Internet needs government regulation and oversight, or should the Internet continue to evolve on its own.