Tag Archives: internet

Verizon plays hard-to-get with Boston

I’m wondering if this reluctance to invest in new broadband infrastructure particularly in a large market like Boston is the result of Obama administration policy on treating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as public utilities. Here’s the Boston Herald story: Verizon earlier this year said it would not expand FiOS to new parts of the country. “The calculation that Verizon…

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PIPA & SOPA Must Die!

If either the US Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) or the US House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group (RMG) & Blue Mass Group (BMG) will cease to exist. The congressional anti-piracy bill, if passed, would not be content to “censor” & “criminalize” the internet. It would kill it. So says…

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Senator Brown’s mistaken support of PROTECT-IP

He started his term by supporting the financial overhaul, which was a tremendous mistake.   Most recently, he’s decided to support the mis-named PROTECT-IP act.   I’m at a loss to understand the way in which Senator Brown is receiving input from constituents and making decisions about legislation to support. His support of the financial overhaul legislation shortly after he…

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Scrounging Cyberspace for Ideological Eyeballs

A recent study on where political activists obtain their respective ideological fixes online revealed some interesting if not surprising twists: The Economist, for example, is a more effective place to reach self-professed liberals than the Huffington Post, according to the study, which is a surprising conclusion given that the Economist is well known for its libertarian metier and is often…

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