How Big Telecom Smothers City-Run Broadband

By Allan Holmes, The Center for Public Integrity. -

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet [...]

Co-op Has A Plan To Democratise Large Parts Of The Internet

By Leo Sammallahti, Co-op Exchange. -

Around 5% of all websites use the .org domain, with the most popular being Wikipedia. These websites represent around 6% of the top 1000 websites and 7% of the top 100 000 domains. The domain [...]

How Artists Are Exploring Radical Economies

By Robert Kauffman, Resilience.org. -

There are many proposals for radical economies from progressive economists, activists and think tanks. Artists are increasingly joining these debates with speculative proposals and unconventional [...]

Corona Virus And The Digital Divide

By Janine Jackson, FAIR. -

It is not lost on some that, all of a sudden, paid sick leave is obviously socially important; understaffed hospitals are an outrage; and, really, shouldn’t the government be paying for this…? I [...]

Stop .org Domain Registry Sale To Private Equity Firm

By Staff, Electronic Frontier Foundation -

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said a private equity firm newly created by domain name industry insiders should be stopped from acquiring the .org domain registry, which provides a home [...]

Freedom Rider: The Internet Does Washington’s Dirty Work

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

In its early days the internet seemed to be an undisputed good, a means of communication open to all. It was hoped that these new platforms would level the playing field and give smaller outlets [...]

Dodging Bullets On The Path To A Decentralized Future: 2019 In Review

By Danny O'Brien, Eff.org -

The Internet’s decentralized nature has historically been its greatest super-power, granting it the ability to shrug off censors and spies and redistribute power away from corruptible gatekeepers [...]

Co-ops: By The Community, For The Community

By Chad Rupe, Usda.gov -

At home, her family in Barnes County, N.D., often relied on a cell phone hotspot. However, their ability to access information was frequently constrained by their phone plan’s data limits. Tina [...]

With Net Neutrality Axed, Local Governments Are Racing To Save The Open Internet

By Victor Pickard and David Elliot Berman, Inthesetimes.com -

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon are free to slow down, block or prioritize internet traffic as they wish, without interference by the federal government. That’s the effect of [...]

Why Fiber Is Vastly Superior To Cable And 5G

By Bennett Cyphers and Ernesto Falcon, Eff.org -

The United States, its states, and its local governments are in dire need of universal fiber plans. Major telecom carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have discontinued their fiber-to-the-home [...]

Court Decision On Net Neutrality Opens Doors To Next Steps

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In 2015, under great pressure from a broad media justice movement, the FCC passed Net Neutrality policies that guaranteed the universal right to go where users want to go on the Internet. In [...]

Next Phase Of The Battle For Net Neutrality & People’s Control Of The Internet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals finally issued a decision on a challenge to the Trump administration's "Open Internet" rule, which ended Net Neutrality protections in 2017. While the [...]

Net Neutrality Movement Responds To DC Court Ruling

By Melanie Moon, Popular Resistance -

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit undermined the right to a free and open internet today by upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of the 2015 Open Internet [...]

Court Defers to FCC on Dismantling Net Neutrality for Now but Opens Door for States, Higher Courts and Congress to Act

By Timothy Karr, Free Press -

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit deferred to the Federal Communications Commission in upholding its 2017 repeal of Net Neutrality, but overturned key parts of the [...]

US Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments Of US Geopolitical Power And They Are Not Even Hiding It

By Yasha Levine, Thegrayzone.com -

I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research in the archives when I stumbled on a 1944 pamphlet from Western Electric, the old American techno-telephone monopolist. It’s called [...]