Congress should compromise on embattled net neutrality rules

By Jason Llorenz, Contributor, The Hill I agree that the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules are not yet out of the woods (“Week in tech: Internet rules slated to take effect,” June 8) but The Hill’s article grossly understates the risk that these important...

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Congress must protect net neutrality

By Clayola Brown, The Clarion-Ledger Internet freedom or “net neutrality” — the idea that network providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast should not be able to block or degrade Internet sites, apps, content or services — is critical to ensure the unimpeded flow of...

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Washington nudges tech on diversity

By David McCabe, The Hill Washington is nudging Silicon Valley to diversify its workforce. Major tech firms have released breakdowns on the demographics of their employees for the first time in recent years, revealing that some of the industry’s largest companies are overwhelmingly male, and...

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INTERNET TAX FREEDOM AND ADOPTION ARE INTERTWINED

By Martin Chavez, HTTP Senior Advisor The Hispanic Technology and Telecommunication Partnership (HTTP) and all Americans concerned about Internet adoption have a vested interest in keeping the cost of access to the Internet low. Affordability is a significant barrier to Internet adoption by Latinos and...

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Too Common a Story — The Homework Gap

Jose Antonio Tijerino, Contributor, The Huffington Post “Hey, that’s my story!” my mentee Adan Gonzalez blurted out as I read him some of the preliminary findings from a study the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, myCollegeOptions and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) conducted called Taking the...

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For FCC, Open “Incentive” Auction Is the Only Way

By Rosa Mendoza Sometime later this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will finalize rules for one of the most complex events in agency history. For mobile Internet users, the stakes are high. The Commission calls the event an “incentive auction.” In plain terms, it...

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Three Ways The FCC’s Open Internet Order Will Harm Innovation

By Hal Singer, Progressive Policy Institute The Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 Open Internet order threatens innovation in three distinct ways. First, by barring paid priority arrangements, the order undermines innovation in the nascent market for real-time applications like telemedicine and HD voice. Second, because sponsored-data...

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