Bloomberg Toys ‘R’ Us Article Wrongly Blames Private Equity, Ignores Systemic Favoritism of E-Commerce

August 17, 2018

The media is nothing if not a basher of private property owners and anything corporate that somehow affect “their” Internet. A prime example of this can been in a recent, shamelessly misinformed article on Toys ‘R’ Us workers’ efforts to claim severance pay from the remnants of the toy seller. Bloomberg mystifyingly laid the blame […]

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Senator Bill Nelson Should Avoid Hypocrisy, Politics in Tomorrow’s FCC Oversight Hearing

August 15, 2018

Tomorrow, the Senate is going to hold an FCC oversight hearing, which in all likelihood will touch upon a recent FCC IG report that was critical of the agency’s handling of a purported DDoS attack on its ECFS comment system in May of 2017, during the run-up to its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIF). Of […]

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Berninger: The OIO and Its Chevron Deference Cannot Create a Federal Computer Commission to Regulate the Internet

August 13, 2018

I was able to catch up with Daniel Benringer to discuss his petition before the Supreme Court, Berninger v. FCC, which seeks to overturn on constitutional grounds the previous FCC’s Open Internet Order (a.k.a. Net Neutrality Order). Right now, SCOTUS is considering whether to take that challenge. Among other things, Berninger asks: Can Chevron Deference […]

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Statement: MediaFreedom Applauds FCC’s New “One-Touch Make-Ready” Plan

August 2, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, August 2, 2018 – MediaFreedom applauds today’s FCC adoption of its “one-touch make-ready” Order and Declaratory Ruling. The commonsense plan would remove barriers to network buildout, making attachment of broadband facilities to utility poles less-expensive, more open and streamlined. Quite simply, […]

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Facebook and Twitter Are Neither Free or Open, and I’m OK with That

July 27, 2018

If you’re worried that Facebook and Twitter might be “shadowbanning” you because of your (conservative) views, get over it. They are private companies, and you’re there as their guest: you have no right to be on them. These platforms are neither free or open, but I’m okay with that. I can turn them off and […]

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Time to Look at Washington’s Role in Promoting Dead Mall Syndrome

July 18, 2018

The Dead Mall.  A scene all too common across all of America. Sure, there’re a number of reasons why this is occurring.  Chief among them, however, is U.S. e-commerce policy, which has engendered ravenous online companies like Amazon, hastening the demise of (apparently undesirable) local retail outlets. You know, the Internet was supposed to change […]

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In-District No Shows Show Net Neutrality CRA Is a Dead Letter

June 27, 2018

Yesterday was the so-called “Day of Advocacy” for those hoping to pass the House’s Net Neutrality Congressional Review Act resolution (CRA). The Senate passed its CRA vote in May (mostly along partisan / Democrat lines), but House Democrats need to bring in over twenty Republicans for it to progress any further. The day’s events included, […]

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Thanks, FCC, for Restoring Internet Freedom

June 11, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, June 11, 2018 – Today, the FCC officially repealed the prior administration’s Net Neutrality laws, returning the Internet and its ecosystem to the light-touch regulation which fostered its explosive uptake and success.  To this end, MediaFreedom would like to thank the […]

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Netflix, Obama and Not a Smidgen of Corruption

May 27, 2018

The New York Post lede says it all: Reed Hastings and the Obamas are making bank with Netflix deal. We don’t know exactly how big that bank is, but we do know that the Obamas will produce “films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features” to fill their […]

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MediaFreedom Statement: Net Neutrality CRA, A Fake Resolution for a Fake Problem

May 16, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, May 16, 2018 – On June 11th, the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIF) will go into effect, officially overturning Obama’s Net Neutrality utility regulation for ISPs.  But today, Senate lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), passed a controversial Congressional […]

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