Tell the Net Neutrality Mob to Put Away Their Pitchforks, Racism, Hate

May 11, 2017

On Sunday night, HBO’s John Oliver urged the Internet’s trolls to flood the FCC with pro-Net Neutrality comments in the agency’s pending Restore Internet Freedom docket.  On Tuesday night it was reported numerous of those “filings” were hate-filled, racist barbs specifically directed at FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (shown here in this story). This ugliness should […]

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Too Late, “Media Reformers,” the Last FCC Closed the Open Internet in 2015

May 9, 2017

This shot – of a Free Press “media reform” staff activist – reveals the clear disconnect between those who want the FCC to regulate the Internet via utility regulation (as in her Soros-funded group, and numerous others), and those who don’t. She and her group support a “diverse media landscape,” which in their view must […]

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Democrat Leader Confirms His Party Is Immune to Economics, Facts in Net Neutrality Debate

May 4, 2017

I went to an event at the New America Foundation yesterday entitled, “The Fight for Net Neutrality Begins Again.” During the Q&A, the event’s headline speaker – Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) – provided an interesting response to an audience question (transcribed below). It was, to say […]

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Restore Internet Freedom – Heck Yes!

April 28, 2017

MediaFreedom hails Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mike O’Rielly’s proposal to (in their words) “end the utility-style regulatory approach that gives government control of the Internet and to restore the market-based policies necessary to preserve the future of Internet Freedom, and to reverse the decline in infrastructure investment, innovation, and options for consumers put into […]

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Net Neutrality – The (Fundraising) Gift That Keeps on Giving

April 25, 2017

It’s that time of year again. As non-profits ready their tax returns due next month, activist “c3’s” like Public Knowledge and Free Press are looking woefully at their anemic, post-Trump-win bank accounts and are desperately searching for their next fundraising opportunity. In the telecom world, they’ve turned to their old reliable cash cow – Net […]

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Study: Millennials Demand Netflix at a Five-Finger Discount

April 24, 2017

Shocker alert: A new study has found that a majority of millennials don’t pay to use Netflix. According to the survey: 54 percent of respondents said they use a friend’s or family member’s account. Additionally, 5 percent said they used their current or ex-girlfriend’s or boyfriend’s account. Meanwhile, only 34 percent said they have their […]

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Techies Urge FCC to Arrest Open Internet Order’s Regulatory Overreach

April 21, 2017

The following letter – urging the rollback of Title II and the Open Internet Order – was submitted to the FCC on April 19, 2017: Via ECFS Ms. Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20554 April 19, 2017 Re: Letter on GN Docket No. 14-28, urging the “rollback” […]

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Statement: MediaFreedom Hails Chairman Pai’s Reported Move to Roll Back Prior FCC’s Open Internet Overreach

April 7, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President, Alexandria, VA, April 7, 2017 – The Wall Street Journal reported late last night that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has begun plans to roll back the prior Commission’s Net Neutrality / Open Internet Order, starting as early as this May. The report notes that […]

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Willfully Blind to the Unanimous Charter Vote

April 4, 2017

In Berkman Center’s report on the role the media and the web played in helping the FCC pass Net Neutrality / Title II rules, it concluded that Ars Technica and The Verge were some of the most helpful publications in that pitched battle. Apparently, their pro-Net Neutrality spin was much appreciated by the “cause.” So, it […]

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Congress Repeals Last FCC’s Privacy Land Grab, Begins Correcting Prior Commission’s Regulatory Overreach

March 29, 2017

MediaFreedom applauds yesterday’s House action to repeal the FCC’s Internet privacy rules. The legislation now goes to the President where it is expected to be signed into law. This is good news, and represents an important step in correcting the last FCC’s regulatory overreach, which has done immense damage to consumers, society and the Internet […]

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