Ideas in Action Net Neutrality Debate

There’s a pretty good 30 minute debate on net neutrality between Mike McCurry of Arts+Labs and Craig Aaron of Free Press on Jim Glassman’s Ideas in Action TV show, with…

November 17, 2010 0

Our Innovation Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

This seems to be a week for important speeches. First, Comcast’s David Cohen commemorated the anniversary of FCC Chairman Julius Genchoswki’s Open Internet speech in a return to the Brookings…

November 17, 2010 2

Who Should Govern the Internet?

Who Should Govern the Internet?

Comcast EVP David Cohen delivered an important speech at a Brookings Center event on Internet governance yesterday concerning the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG.) The audio recording of the…

November 16, 2010 0

Defining the Internet

One of the more interesting comments filed with the FCC in its recent Further Inquiry into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet Proceeding was filed by a group of…

November 15, 2010 0

FTC Gets a Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission now has its first Chief Technologist: Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist….

November 10, 2010 0

Technology and the US Election

You may have noticed there was an election Tuesday. Pretty much as expected, Republicans regained control of the House, Democrats retained the Senate, and many Governorships shifted from Democratic to…

November 3, 2010 3

Will Netflix destroy the Internet?

Will Netflix destroy the Internet?

There’s an interesting column in Slate today by Farhad Manjoo which posits a fact about Netflix’ consumption of 20% of the residential Internet at peak: Well, maybe there is one…

November 2, 2010 1

Birth of the Commercial Internet

Once upon a time, way back in 1991, the entire commercial Internet consisted of a single Cisco AGS router located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. At the time that the so-called…

October 29, 2010 0

The Trouble with Spectrum

You can get a good idea of the problem with America’s current spectrum situation from the NTIA Spectrum Map (click through for a full-size picture.) Since the initial allocations were…

October 25, 2010 0

The Spectrum Bunny is Working Hard

At the spectrum event in Washington today, NTIA made a very welcome announcement: Keeping with the “spectrum day” theme in Washington, National Telecommunications & Information Administration chief Lawrence Strickling said…

October 21, 2010 0