Despite criticism, a venture capitalist and former California State Controller explains why the Genachowski net neutrality proposal is a must-have for industry, the FCC, and the public.
By Steve Westly, contributor
Nobody likes being stuck in traffic or choosing the slow checkout line at the grocery store.
Now imagine if you were faced with the choice of being forever stuck in the digital slow lane or paying even higher fees for faster access MOREDec 20, 2010 8:52 PM ET
A presentation slide illustrates why telecom industry's plan to scrap Net Neutrality to increase profits will hurt consumers.
It doesn't get any clearer than this:
Feel sorry for that poor guy hammering away on that tablet above? He's getting charged a separate additional fee for each different web service he's using. Additionally, each different service coming over the air is being throttled according to the rules the telecoms set up. Notice that Vodafone's services MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 20, 2010 11:14 AM ET
Entrepreneurs and consumers desperately need access to more spectrum; it's time for the FCC to stop coddling the current hoarders of the airwaves.
Last summer, when the federal government ordered all local TV stations to begin sending out digital signals, the promised benefits were supposed to be huge. Upon the switch, spectrum once reserved for Good Morning Louisville! or People's Court reruns would instead carry valuable wireless data, voice, and MOREScott Woolley - Dec 3, 2010 3:00 AM ET
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Jan 13, 2010 11:45 AM ET
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