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April 3rd, 2008

Another Time Another Place Another Attitude

Had we not been living at a time when we had to be truly concerned with the openness or privacy of our world this story might have generated a different attitude towards the “players.”
Unfortunately, with the stink of the uproar over Net Neutrality, with the stink of the lies and denial of an administration which […]

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March 10th, 2008

Google Targeted Again [Codename: Project Canoe]

Anytime telcos or cable companies merge their efforts it becomes scary to me…
In this case, they’re doing it to target Google once again. All’s fair in love and profit eh?
[H/T PaidContent]
Cable Firms Join Forces to Attract Focused Ads
“In an effort to slow Google’s siphoning of advertising dollars away from television, the nation’s six largest cable […]

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March 4th, 2008

Haven’t I Seen You Before?

There’s a common thread… one that has the opportunity to link at least two current topics together like super glue. And it is the biggest thief in all of humanity.
It’s being used on us by not only the terrorists across the globe, by not only our administration, by the telcos also. Unless you don’t believe […]

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February 11th, 2008

Net Neutrality Links 02-11-2008

Ars technica calls Scott Cleland on his bs - and I enjoy it…
Net Neutrality’s not anti-property, it’s about our property
Ars Technica - Boston,MA,USA
Scott Cleland, founder of telecom analyst firm The Precursor Group, is out blasting the developments, saying that open access and “net neutrality” advocates are “antiproperty” according to the IDG News Service. Nothing could […]

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February 7th, 2008

Do You Believe This?

I don’t…
From the “Wireless Industry’s Daily Monitor” (which ought to say “something.”);

FCC: 98% of U.S. has choice of 3 carriers
“According to the FCC’s annual wireless competition report, 98 percent of Americans in 2006 had three or more carrier options, while 94 percent had four or more carriers to choose from. The number of counties with […]

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February 5th, 2008

Net Neutrality Links 02-03-2008

Well, that’s when they would have been published if history had dictated it… (is Hawaii a bit out of sync timewise?)
Grant Gross obviously has no idea that Scott Cleland is a paid shill for the Telcos, not a critic - wake up Grant.
Maybe you should not be neutral about Net neutrality
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
Tiered pricing […]

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January 28th, 2008

Bush - Positive - Legacy

Putting those three words in the same sentence ought to earn you… a night in purgatory or something similar. That is almost the same as putting “Scott Cleland” “Net Neutrality” and “Truth” together.
From “In State of the Union, Bush to begin framing legacy”
“After all, few people still are looking to Bush for political leadership, says […]

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January 27th, 2008

Net Neutrality Links 01-27-2008

Can anyone tell me, since I wasn’t in attendance, how Scott Cleland was received at the University of San Francisco Net Neutrality Symposium? “All accusations and assertions and little argument or accuracy?” SCOTT! You’re never going to be President so stop making things up whilst denying reality outright! Oh, sorry… that’s a prerequisite, isn’t it?

Robert […]

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January 26th, 2008

Is Google Bidding? Think About It…

A number of folks don’t think Google will be bidding or will be bidding to win in the FCC’s 700 Mhz auction. I think this article from Reuters out of Davos offers us some insight…
Google CEO Predicts Mobile Ad ‘Revolution’
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The arrival of a truly mobile Web, offering a new generation of […]

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January 25th, 2008

If You’re Following The Auction - Day Two

Wireless auction bids hit $3.7 billion
“Bidding topped $3.7 billion on the second day of the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of government-owned airwaves, but there were no new suitors Friday for a closely watched block of spectrum to be shared with public safety agencies.
The $3.7 billion, up from $2.78 billion on Thursday, represented the highest bids […]

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January 23rd, 2008

AT&T Boosts Bandwidth Choices and Speed

Doesn’t that headline grab your interest? First thoughts? Its about time eh? Second thought? They’ve finally used some of that $200 billion the gov. handed them years ago…
AT&T Boosts Bandwidth Choices and Speed with 10 Mbps Offer for U-verse Customers
“Millions of consumers now have a new option to keep them surfing in the fast lane […]

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January 23rd, 2008

Suppose “WE” Became A Threat?

Oh how I absolutely love Joel Johnson’s speaking out on “The Hugh Thompson Show!”
During the ensuing comments, Noen says;
“Your privacy is an illusion. And while Joel did good I don’t think that AT&T is too worried about him or even about BoingBoing. They have the administration and congress bending over backwards just for them. We […]

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January 22nd, 2008

The Proposed Caps On Bandwidth

The Proposed Caps On Bandwidth are bullshite!
Hat tip to The EFF. Did you know that: “the wholesale price to Time Warner for 40gb for a month amounts to about $3.”
“While the cable industry suggests the move is to recoup costs incurred by heavy users, the low caps they’ve got planned (ranging from 5 to 40GB) […]

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January 20th, 2008

Net Neutrality Links 01-20-2008

Check this out - a Digg type FCC site - and, once again, our friend Scott has forgotten the common sense fact that the Telcos have a $200 billion hand-out with which to improve the infrastructure and allow for higher bandwidth usage.

Groups Press FCC on Comcast, Net Neutrality (Washington Post)
Several consumer groups are […]

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January 19th, 2008

Making Money Online Has A Bigger Picture

I’m going to imagine that almost every citizen is well aware of the economic talk of pending recession in the United States. Really, you’d no doubt have to live in a very deep, dark cavern not to know of the “other shoe” that’s about to drop.
Yet, simultaneously, billions of dollars are being tossed around the […]

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