Prominent New York Times columnist Frank Rich this Sunday wrote about Americans’ fickle interest in international news. As political and social events unfold everywhere but here, we don’t recognize the players and we know almost nothing beyond what we can see happening before our eyes. The protesters are on the bridge! The protesters are still on the bridge! Rich laments the near-blackout of cable news station Al Jazeera English due to U.S. Islamophobia. He’s right about all that and right to be mad as hell about it, too. Then he starts talking about the internet.
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A federal appeals courts dealt a blow to net-neutrality Tuesday, ruling that the Federal Communications Commission can’t force Comcast and other telecommunications companies to treat all Internet traffic equally on their networks.
The ruling strikes at the heart…
The Governor’s Office of Information Technology has won federal Recovery Act cash to up the speed limit on the information superhighway in the overdue dial-up regions of the state.
Colorado U.S. Reps. Jared Polis and Ed Perlmutter signed onto a letter to the Federal Communications Commission last week Thursday that was penned by New York Democratic U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks. The letter was signed by 70 other members of Congress and appears to have been crafted by Meeks to cater to Verizon Communications, the second-largest employer in his New York district and also the second-largest contributor to his campaign coffers. Verizon donated as much as $43,000 to Meeks, according to campaign-cash tracking website Open Secrets.
The letter was sent in advance of meetings the FCC plans to hold Thursday on national broadband policy.
Warlocks, cybernetic super-soldiers and card sharks are forming an unlikely alliance against a formidable enemy — Internet service providers that want to charge certain customers higher monthly fees for online access.
All the Moffat County Commissioners and Gov. Bill Ritter wanted to do is talk about local issues. But, the county failed to notify its constituents of the meeting — did that conversation violate state law?
And in San Juan…