Kristi Swartz for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently reported that, although AT&T’s Wireless operations are based out of Atlanta, Georgia, and the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger has received support from elected officials and the business community, alike, a considerable sum of Atlanta residents have filed comments with the FCC opposing the merger. “The Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Technology Association of Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal, state Rep. Calvin Smyre, D-Columbus, state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Atlanta Mayor [...]
There has been a lot of chatter from groups like Public knowledge and freepress telling you to vote against the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. They say that the t-mobile customers will benefit from that company not being acquired and that it’s in their best interest. They use the fear of losing current pricing as a way to create anxiety and sway opinion. But never really lay out the reality of what is going with [...]
There are alot of people that will tell you that the digital divide is over. That everyone has access to broadband and wireless and the playing field is equal. I can tell you and show you data from multiple sources to prove that is not the case. Minorities have adopted and have access to the internet at much lower levels than our mainstream counterparts. As internet and wireless technology become bigger parts of mainstream society [...]
Today I wrote a post that appears on the huffington post today that talks about the recent donation by Mark Zuckerberg and how another group called free press spent their money last week. You can read the post here and listen to my audio podcast below.
I came across an article today that was written by Harold Ford Jr. http://www.broadbandforamerica.com/blog/harold-ford-jr-time-reality-check in response to an earlier article he published on the Huffington post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-ford/fcc-re-designation-of-bro_b_588879.html) about his thoughts on the FCC’s attempts at reclassifying broadband service as a means of regulating it. Of course, when I went to the original article the list of comments were a mile long, and people from Free Press were calling the former Congressman a puppet and fueling [...]
I’ve been working on keeping track of how the Net Neutrality issue is playing out, and the more I do, the more I realized someone has to speak up. A month ago, Free Press claimed it was “troubled by some of the heated rhetoric that has gone back and forth over whether civil rights organizations should be for or against Network Neutrality. In general, this debate has too often descended into outrageous allegations of all [...]
Public Knowledge, an organization representing what I would call “digital elites,” has joined with other elite activist groups to push the FCC to adopt so-called Net Neutrality rules. To do this, Public Knowledge uses carefully chosen words like “neutrally,” “openness” and “discrimination.” I find myself wondering whether they have any idea what these words mean. As they insist that net neutrality will benefit minorities, I have serious doubts. First, Public Knowledge suggests that our civil [...]