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February 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Open Internet: Regulatory bodies beholden to those they regulate

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

The Opinion pages on Sunday provided a great background on the raging battle over the future of access to information in the U.S.

Chuck Aaron’s piece [“The day we lost the Internet, Opinion, Feb. 1] outlined the current state of affairs and the dangers that lie ahead for affordable access to information for the public if the FCC rolls over on this.

Then we have Michael K. Powell’s explanation of how good we have it under the thumb of Comcast, Time Warner, et al. [“U.S. a leader for the ‘open Internet’, Northwest Voices, Feb. 2].

Ostensibly, the role of the various regulatory agencies — USDA, FDA, FCC, etc. — is to protect the interests of the commons, perhaps for the cause of a more perfect union.


0 Comments | More in Internet | Topics: Chuck Aaron, FCC, Mark Ryan

February 2, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Net neutrality: U.S. a leader for the ‘open Internet’

Your editorial on the recent net neutrality decision [“FCC must protect Internet users, net neutrality,” Opinion, Jan. 15] misses a few important points. First, by most measures, the U.S. is a world leader in broadband. We have the most affordable entry-level pricing; are one of only two countries with three competing broadband technologies; and…


0 Comments | More in Internet | Topics: broadband, FCC, Internet

May 9, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Obama’ choice for FCC chair

Tom Wheeler deserves a more thoughtful critique I was appalled to see your editorial criticizing the nomination of Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission based on one advocate’s opinion [“Editorial: Find better FCC voice,” Opinion, May 5]. I have known Tom Wheeler for 20 years and he deserves better. During my time as chief…


0 Comments | Topics: FCC, Federal Communications Commission, President Barack Obama