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  • Quinn and Rose Gone but not forgotten!!!

    11/18/2013 7:27:44 AM PST · by GregB · 43 replies
    The Sudden Disappearance of The Popular Quinn and Rose Morning Talk show from Clean Channel's lineup this morning is troubling!!
  • EDITORIAL: Obama to America: Get lost--Sweetheart deal for billionaire could cut off GPS service

    02/07/2011 5:37:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2011 | Editorial
    In the past decade, millions have come to depend on the seeming magic of the global positioning system (GPS) to guide them to their destination. The navigational gadgets in cars, cell phones and other hand-held devices can even be a lifesaver. Now the system may be undermined by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision last month to allow a well-connected company to exploit a slice of the airwaves in a way that potentially blocks GPS signals. The FCC bent the rules so the Reston-based firm LightSquared could offer a new wireless Internet service that fulfills President Obama‘s high-profile push for...
  • Sweetheart deal for billionaire could cut off GPS service

    02/10/2011 12:20:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 69 replies
    FCC bending the rules for obama's internet service. Throw your GPS's in the trash.
  • Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS

    04/06/2011 4:41:56 AM PDT · by Jonah Hex · 32 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2011 | Joelle Tessler
    A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars to consumer navigation devices. The problem stems from a recent government decision to let a Virginia company called LightSquared build a nationwide broadband network using airwaves next to those used for GPS. Manufacturers of GPS equipment warn that strong signals from the planned network could jam existing navigation systems. A technical fix could be expensive — billions of dollars by one estimate — and there's no agreement on who should pay. Government officials pledge to block...
  • Testing of new wireless network could cause GPS outages

    05/15/2011 1:12:19 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 50 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 14 May, 2011 | Karoun Demirjian
    A warning for night drivers: If your GPS navigator gives out on you this week, don’t despair. What you’re experiencing is only a test of the emerging broadband system. Starting Monday, broadband developer LightSquared will start testing its planned 4G speed wireless network in the Las Vegas area. The test will run after midnight for several hours for 10 days, and if it works, Las Vegas could become one of the first U.S. cities to get on a super-high speed Internet grid that’s independent of any particular service provider. But if it fails, government agencies warn that it could compromise...
  • LightSquared admits it will knock out 200,000 sat-navs

    07/01/2011 11:40:09 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | 1 July 2011 | Bill Ray
    Wireless broadband firm LightSquared has admitted that its original plan would have knocked out most GPS sat-nav kit, but argues that its new plan will only leave 200,000 users lost. Reporting on the results of several months of testing, involving 130 different GPS receivers, LightSquared admits that operating in the neighbouring band to GPS satellites will knock out a significant proportion of location-finding kit. But the company reckons its revised plan, announced last week, avoids interfering in all but the most-sensitive GPS kit: which LightSquared pegs at 200,000 devices around the USA. Those are important devices, installed in aircraft to...
  • Politically-connected LightSquared pushes wireless Internet plan despite GPS concerns

    09/03/2011 6:14:13 PM PDT · by sloop · 13 replies
    iwatch news ^ | July 19, 2011 | John Aloysius Farrell and Fred Schulte
    When the Federal Communications Commission granted LightSquared Inc. expedited approval to launch a new wireless Internet service, some powerful voices in Washington expressed alarm, including the Pentagon and one-third of the U.S. Senate. LightSquared’s bold $14 billion plan, its detractors said, could cripple GPS systems and threaten aviation safety, disrupt military and rescue operations and interfere with high-tech farming equipment and the everyday navigation devices used by millions.
  • White House Pressure for a Donor? [Talk about crony capitalism!]

    09/15/2011 8:58:30 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Eli Lake
    The Pentagon has worried for months that a project backed by a prominent Democratic donor might interfere with military GPS. Now Congress wants to know if the White House pressured a general to change his testimony. The four-star Air Force general who oversees U.S. Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a...
  • To Protect Obama Donor, White House Pressures General to Alter Testimony

    09/16/2011 7:50:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    ricochet ^ | Sep 15, 2011 | Diane Ellis
    To Protect Obama Donor, White House Pressures General to Alter Testimony Diane Ellis, Ed. In January, the Federal Communications Commission granted a license to a satellite broadband company in Virginia called LightSquared to build tens of thousands of ground stations for a wireless network. However, the Pentagon has since raised concerns that the proposed wireless service could interfere with the military's GPS capabilities, which have not only replaced maps for millions of drivers, but also serve a crucial role in missile targeting and other defense-related tasks. Gen. William Shelton, a four-star Air Force general who oversees U.S. Space Command was...
  • Bombshell: General accused WH of pressuring him to change testimony for Democratic donor

    09/16/2011 7:14:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 15, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    With the White House already reeling over the Solyndra collapse, a new scandal may have erupted today that could make the disappearance of $535 million in taxpayer funds look like a paperwork glitch. Eli Lake starts off his new gig at The Daily Beast with a huge bombshell — an accusation made to members of Congress from a four-star Air Force general that claimed the White House pressured him to change his testimony to boost a big donor to the Democratic Party: ... Rep. Mike Turner told Eli that this was definitely an attempt to influence Shelton, bias his testimony,...
  • LightSquared: The next Obama pay-for-play morass?

    09/17/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 16 replies
    Michelle Malkin Site ^ | 9/15/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    When it rains, it pours. And there ain’t a big enough umbrella for all President Obama’s cronies and fixers to crowd under these days. While the Solyndra BGB (big green boondoggle) continues to blow up on Capitol Hill, the White House faces another pay-for-play backlash — this time from his own left flank. The liberal Daily Beast reports on a broadband project backed by a frequent Obama White House visitor and donor that has Pentagon officials concerned over potential military GPS interference. The Obama FCC took the lead in intervening on the donor, billionaire hedge fund manster Philip Falcone’s, behalf...
  • GPS/ GNSS Community Feels New Telecom Interference Threat from LightSquared

    09/17/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT · by DManA · 8 replies
    Inside GNSS ^ | JANUARY 30 2011
    This did not just come up out of nowhere - This from last January: In his State of the Union address on January 25, President Obama held up the Global Positioning System as a prime example of government providing “cutting-edge scientists and inventors with the support that they need” to create world-leading, job-creating innovation. The following day, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) International Bureau approved a conditional waiver allowing LightSquared Subsidiary LLC to build tens of thousands of terrestrial transmitters for wireless communications in frequencies on either side of the GPS L1 band. Reportedly, the transmitters are authorized to operate...
  • Shelton's Testimony: FCC Approved LightSquared is a significant problem for ALL GPS users

    09/17/2011 9:10:30 PM PDT · by dickmc · 70 replies
    Department of the Air Force (via GPS World) ^ | September 15, 2011 | General Shelton
    “GPS receivers were quite purposefully designed to operate in a portion of the radio frequency spectrum deliberately maintained as a “quiet neighborhood,” with neighboring frequencies primarily occupied by signals of comparable power levels, all based on widely accepted understanding of previous FCC rules and intent. The proposed LightSquared transmitters will produce received signal strengths five billion times stronger than the GPS received signal.” "Some have suggested GPS equipment can be redesigned for greater filtering to mitigate the interference, but even if this is possible, we believe it would involve substantial financial cost and likely degrade the accuracy of high performance...
  • Did Obama’s former investment play role in pressuring 4-star general to change testimony?

    09/17/2011 9:12:46 PM PDT · by BAW · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Sep 17, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Presidents put their investments into blind trusts when they take office in order to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest. Well, most modern Presidents do, anyway. It seems that Obama considers himself an exception to this rule, or at the very least he did until April 2010. The Washington Post’s Michael Shear reported at that time that Obama had refused to establish a blind trust . . . snip . . . The records are not on line, but the White House website does have a request page, which promises to send a PDF of the financial disclosure forms...
  • LightSquared and Solyndra: double trouble for Obama

    09/18/2011 1:03:54 PM PDT · by Clairity · 24 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 16 Sept. 2011 | Richard Adams
    Earlier this week there was the case of Solyndra, the hi-tech solar panel manufacturer that went bust last month, despite receiving more than $500m in federal loan guarantees. Yesterday it was the turn of LightSquared, mired controversy over its use of satellite frequencies for a national 4G mobile network, which critics say could disrupt the Global Positioning System (GPS) that operates millions of navigation devices, including those used by the US military and for hurricane and tornado tracking. LightSquared's plans have been opposed by GPS users, including an industry group named Coalition to Save Our GPS, whose members include consumer...
  • Lightsquared accuses GPS of infringing their frequency grant

    09/19/2011 5:38:19 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 8 replies
    Watch this Lightsquared video accusing commercial GPS manufacturers of infrining on their frequency allocations
  • Air Force General Blows Whistle on Obama, but Media Deaf

    09/19/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    Vision To America ^ | September 19, 2011 | V2A
    A United States Air Force general is blowing the whistle on another alleged White House scandal, but few in the news media seem to be listening.
  • Corruption Squared

    09/19/2011 4:30:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 19, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: The Air Force's Space Command chief was pressured to alter testimony about the danger of a wireless project developed by a Democratic donor's company. Are lives as well as money being put at risk? Crony capitalism, which has been rampant in President Obama's push for green energy, is one thing. Rewarding donors with stimulus dollars is merely the "Chicago Way" brought to Washington, D.C. But when ideology combines with cronyism to place American lives and the nation's security at risk, it's quite another thing. At issue is a plan by Reston, Va.-based satellite broadcast communications company LightSquared to build...
  • Why LightSquared is more than cronyism … It’s about safety

    09/20/2011 11:35:18 AM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 7 replies
    Island Turtle ^ | September 20, 2011 | Corky Boyd
    The recent revelations by Eli Lake at The Daily Beast that a four-star Air Force general was pressured to alter his testimony to favor Light Squared revealed a new case of cronyism in the White House. Now a second individual has now come forward to say he too was urged to parrot OMB suggested text in his testimony - that the OMB wants expedited testing for frequency interference. He refused to do so. From The Daily Beast: "The four-star Air Force general who oversees Air Force Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago...
  • LightSquared claims to have solution for GPS interference problems

    09/21/2011 11:23:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2011 | Brendan Sasso
    Wireless startup LightSquared claimed Wednesday to have found a solution that will prevent its network from interfering with Global Positioning System (GPS) devices, even especially sensitive precision devices. The company said it worked with Javad, a GPS manufacturer, to develop a system that will adapt precision GPS devices so they can operate in the presence of LightSquared's network. Martin Harriman, LightSquared's executive vice president of ecosystem development and satellite business, said the fix is affordable and "relatively simple. The company plans to test a batch of prototypes alongside additional tests required by the Federal Communications Commission. LightSquared intends to...
  • LightSquared: GPS industry has campaign to discredit company

    10/12/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2011 | Brendan Sasso
    Jeff Carlisle, LightSquared's vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy, accused the Global Positioning System (GPS) industry of trying to manufacture a political scandal to discredit his wireless company on Wednesday. "[GPS companies] have completely mischaracterized the political donations [LightSquared investor] Phil Falcone and our CEO [Sanjiv Ahuja] have made," Carlisle said after a House Small Business Committee hearing. When asked whether he believes the GPS industry has pushed negative political stories about LightSquared, Carlisle said, "There's no doubt in my mind. Of course they have. It's not like this stuff just shows up for no reason whatsoever." Republican...
  • LightSquared: The So-Called "Fix"

    10/24/2011 8:22:39 AM PDT · by the_daug · 13 replies
    GPS World ^ | October 20, 2011 | Eric Gakstatter
    Survey Scene, October 2011 LightSquared’s been in the news quite a bit since my last Survey Scene newsletter a month ago, but very little of it has actual consequence. A lot of the “news” is just noise. LightSquared pumped up its propaganda campaign nationwide to try to build a consensus in their favor and put pressure on the FCC, and is threatening a lawsuit if the FCC doesn’t do what LightSquared wants. No surprises there. However, other things have happened that I think you might be interested in hearing about.
  • SEC Cracking Down on LightSquared's Falcone?

    12/10/2011 10:47:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 10, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Billionaire Phil Falcone, whose cozy relationship with the Obama Administration was first exposed by NLPC, may face civil fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to a filing yesterday by Harbinger Group Inc., Falcone and two other directors have received "Wells Notices," meaning that they are under investigation. Falcone is the Chairman, CEO and primary investor in Harbinger Group Inc., a hedge fund. Reportedly, other Harbinger investors include Soros Fund Management. Harbinger owns LightSquared, which has received an unusual waiver from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deploy a national 4G wireless network. Media reports have...
  • LightSquared disrupts 75% of GPS receivers in gov’t testing

    12/10/2011 6:43:10 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 10,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Philip Falcone’s proposed LightSquared Inc. wireless service caused interference to 75 percent of global-positioning system receivers examined in a U.S. government test, according to a draft summary of results. The results from testing conducted Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 show that “millions of fielded GPS units are not compatible” with the planned nationwide wholesale service, according to the draft seen by Bloomberg News. “LightSquared signals caused harmful interference to majority of GPS receivers tested,” according to the draft prepared for a meeting next week of U.S. officials reviewing the LightSquared proposal. “No additional testing is required to confirm harmful interference...
  • Officials: 'No Practical Solutions' for LightSquared GPS Problem

    01/16/2012 10:26:46 AM PST · by bigbob · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wireless Week ^ | 1-16-12 | Maisie Ramsay
    Top government officials said Friday that there are "no practical solutions" to GPS interference problems caused by LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network, signaling that the venture-backed company may have to abandon its plans to deploy LTE service in spectrum near to GPS bands. "There appear to be no practical solutions or mitigations that would permit the LightSquared broadband service, as proposed, to operate in the next few months or year without significantly interfering with GPS," Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter and Transportation Department Deputy Secretary John Porcari said in a letter to NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling. "As a result,...
  • Breaking: LightSquared founder, Obama ally Falcone sued by SEC for fraud

    06/27/2012 7:12:54 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    US regulators sued hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone for fraud Wednesday, accusing him of taking $113 million from a fund to pay his taxes. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Falcone, who raked in billions betting against packaged mortgage securities ahead of the US real-estate crash, took clients' money from funds run by his Harbinger Capital Partners to pay his personal taxes.It also said Falcone illegally manipulated bond prices, traded preferential treatment to investors who backed a controversial board initiative, and broke restricted period trading rules in three initial public offerings to make money on short sales.
  • LightSquared: 'There's Too Much at Stake to Walk Away'

    03/19/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Wireless Week ^ | 3-19-12 | Maisie Ramsay
    LightSquared made it clear on Friday that it's not going down without a fight. The FCC's decision to stop it from launching its wireless network violated its constitutional rights, it said, vowing to find a way to move forward. "I want to make one thing clear: We are not going away," LightSquared regulatory affairs executive Jeff Carlisle said during a call with reporters. "We know there's too much at stake here to just walk away." After LightSquared was unable to fix major problems with GPS interference, the FCC decided last month to void LightSquared's waiver for its wholesale terrestrial-satellite LTE...
  • LightSquared vows to fight FCC's decision

    02/15/2012 4:11:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Wireless start-up LightSquared plans to fight the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) move to reject its proposed nationwide 4G network, a company official told The Hill. Jeff Carlisle, LightSquared's vice president for regulatory affairs, said the company will file a formal comment with the FCC urging the agency not to follow through on its proposal to "indefinitely suspend" LightSquared's authority to operate cell towers. The FCC announced the decision Tuesday night after the president's top adviser on telecom issues concluded there is "no practical way" to prevent LightSquared's network from disrupting GPS devices, including those used in flight safety. When...
  • Lights out for LightSquared (FCC Finally Pulls Plug. Another Obama Crony Bites the Dust)

    02/15/2012 7:26:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    National Journal calls it "a colossal fall from grace", but it comes only as a political surprise that the FCC acted yesterday to kill off the LightSquared proposal. After an extraordinary one-year grace period to resolve the interference issues of its network with existing GPS systems, the FCC reluctantly admitted that “no practical way” to fix the basic problem of high-powered terrestrial broadcasts on a spectrum slice intended for low-power satellite communications (via Instapundit): The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved to reject LightSquared’s planned wireless network on Tuesday after the president’s top adviser on telecom issues said there is “no...
  • LightSquared Fiasco Puts Harsh Spotlight on FCC's Genachowski

    02/15/2012 9:49:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | February 15, 2012 | Peter Flaherty
    In a major victory for the National Legal and Policy Center, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday reversed itself and revoked a controversial waiver it had granted LightSquared, which would have allowed the company to deploy a national wireless network. The reversal is not only a major setback for LightSquared's billionaire owner Phil Falcone, but puts a harsh spotlight on the role of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. According to Cecelia Kang of the Washington Post Tech blog : The FCC's decision is expected to all but end LightSquared's aspirations to provide mobile broadband services via satellite airwaves -- a...
  • ABC News scrambles to cover up Barack Obama’s attendance at VP debate moderator’s wedding

    10/09/2012 10:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 146 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2012
    Barack Obama was a guest at the 1991 wedding of ABC senior foreign correspondent and vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz, The Daily Caller has learned. Obama and groom Julius Genachowski, whom Obama would later tap to head the Federal Communications Commission, were Harvard Law School classmates at the time and members of the Harvard Law Review. After TheDC made preliminary inquiries Monday to confirm Obama’s attendance at the wedding, ABC leaked a pre-emptive statement to liberal-leaning news outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast Tuesday, revealing what may have been internal network pressure felt just days before Raddatz was...
  • Marital, personal ties link Obama administration to Commission on Presidential Debates

    08/23/2012 3:37:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2012 | Josh Peterson
    The moderator of the lone October vice presidential debate was previously married to a top Obama official, an association both ABC News and the left-leaning Commission on Presidential Debates do not view as a conflict of interest. ABC Senior Foreign Correspondent Martha Raddatz, whose role as moderator was announced on August 13, was previously married to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski — an Obama appointee. Genachowki and Raddatz were married in 1991, the same year he graduated from Harvard Law School. Their marriage ended in 1997; the two have a son together. Raddatz does not report on the FCC...
  • Grassley Asks for FCC Records, White House Contacts (Obama tied to LightSquared scandal)

    10/07/2011 11:54:16 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Bloomberg/AOPA | 10/7/11 | Engleman
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  • Is LightSquared the New Solyndra? The Case of Air Force 4-Star and White House Pressure

    09/16/2011 11:43:00 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 16, 2011 | Michael Angley
    Last week, Air Force General William Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, told Congressional leaders in a closed-door session that the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to favor a company that turns out to be a major donor to the Democratic Party. LightSquared, a Virginia-based broadband satellite company, has been vying for permission to operate in a frequency band in the vicinity of our nation’s GPS system. In Gen Shelton’s presentation to Congress, he went prepared to warn of the dangers the LightSqaured project would pose to our GPS integrity. He said the White...
  • LightSquared: The next Obama pay-for-play morass?

    09/15/2011 10:36:31 AM PDT · by bronxville · 24 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 09-15-2011 | Michelle Balkin
    When it rains, it pours. And there ain’t a big enough umbrella for all President Obama’s cronies and fixers to crowd under these days. While the Solyndra BGB (big green boondoggle) continues to blow up on Capitol Hill, the White House faces another pay-for-play backlash — this time from his own left flank. The liberal Daily Beast reports on a broadband project backed by a frequent Obama White House visitor and donor that has Pentagon officials concerned over potential military GPS interference. The Obama FCC took the lead in intervening on the donor, billionaire hedge fund manster Philip Falcone’s, behalf...
  • Power Plays

    03/25/2011 4:19:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 3/25/11 | The Prowler
    INTERNET GRABBERS House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa continues to demand answers from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski over why the head of a supposedly independent federal agency visited the White House 81 times between January 2009 and November 2010. It was during this time that Genachowski and his staff were developing a regulatory scheme that would ultimately place control of the Internet in the hands of the FCC. Of special interest to Issa is a meeting held September 17, 2009, which took place four days before Genachowski made a speech at the Brookings Institute laying out the broad...
  • How the left astroturfed net neutrality into existence

    12/22/2010 11:36:01 AM PST · by opentalk · 54 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2010 | Mike Riggs
    Despite what you may have heard, yesterday’s net neutrality vote at the FCC wasn’t the result of millions of Americans or even tens of thousands of Americans waking up and saying, “I think I am going to suddenly care about this!” No, like most Washington success stories, yesterday’s enslavement of the Internet was made possible by a small group of people with a lot of money. “After McCain-Feingold passed, several of the foundations involved in the effort began shifting their attention to “media reform”—a movement to impose government controls on Internet companies somewhat related to the long-defunct “Fairness Doctrine” that...
  • FCC rules mean the beginning of the end of internet freedom

    12/22/2010 12:40:46 PM PST · by JoeA · 29 replies ^ | 12/22/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    The Obama administration continues its relentless march toward a fully regulated and controlled economy, slowly but inexorably erasing the freedoms Americans have long held, piece by piece. The latest assault on our freedom comes in the form of internet regulations approved by the Federal Communications Commission, designed, they claim, to ensure “net neutrality.” “As we stand here now, the freedom and openness of the Internet are unprotected ... That will change once we vote to approve this strong and balanced order.” So intoned FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, posturing like a gallant knight riding to the defense of a fair maiden...
  • FCC Gives Government Power to Regulate Web Traffic

    12/21/2010 2:16:02 PM PST · by TheRevolution1776 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    "For the first time, we'll have enforceable rules of the road to preserve Internet freedom and openness," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday morning. He said the rules offered "a strong and sensible framework—one that protects Internet freedom and openness and promotes robust innovation and investment." Republicans at the FCC and on Capitol Hill blasted the FCC's new rules, saying that they could stifle new investments in broadband networks and are unnecessary since there have been few complaints about Internet providers blocking or slowing web traffic. The FCC's action "is not motivated by a tangible competitive harm or market failure,"...
  • The End Of The Internet As We Know It: The FCC Power-Grab On Our Liberty Will Now Have No End

    12/21/2010 8:15:26 PM PST · by seamus · 47 replies · 2+ views
    The Federal Communications Commission today moved in to regulate the Internet, which is the wonder of the modern age exactly because the FCC hasn’t been able to get its hands around its throat. Don’t just take it from me and others at The Heartland Institute. Some guy named Steve Wozniak wrote in The Atlantic that the little tech company he helped found would have never fundamentally transformed our economy and our lives if the rules the FCC just imposed were in place years ago. I believe this is the end of the Internet as we know it. If the...
  • The Day that Freedom Dies

    The socialist left gives lip service to freedom and equality but what they really mean by this is that they want complete government regulation of industry, the economy, and absolute control of the population. One of the surest ways to control the population is to control the information the population has access to. Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao knew this which is why they had complete and total control of the information the population had access to and this is what the FCC’s move is all about – CONTROL.
  • The day that freedom died

    Today the FCC voted 3-2 to allow the federal government to regulate internet content. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said “for the first time, we'll have enforceable rules of the road to preserve Internet freedom and openness. Only in the mind of a totalitarian, socialist can total regulation over the content that the American public will be allowed to see can you call what happened today FREEDOM.
  • FCC approves net neutrality rules

    12/21/2010 10:43:13 AM PST · by DBeers · 75 replies · 1+ views ^ | 21 December 2010 | Kim Hart & Tony Romm
    The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules that will govern how Internet providers treat Web traffic and services, a move that sets the stage for a heated political battle on Capitol Hill come January. Led by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, the Democrats on the panel voted on Tuesday to approve the first enforceable net neutrality rules, which will prohibit Internet service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from blocking access to lawful content and websites. Adopting the net neutrality order is a much-needed win for Genachowski, who has been trying to find a compromise on the divisive issue for...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FCC's Dems Narrowing Net Neutrality Gaps

    12/19/2010 6:54:49 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 19, 2010 | David Hatch
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is making progress in narrowing gaps with his two Democratic colleagues over his controversial plan to adopt sweeping new rules for the Internet, National Journal has learned. But with the talks very fluid, and differences remaining, there's still a possibility that the regulatory initiative could be pulled at the last minute from the agenda of Tuesday's commission meeting. An FCC source familiar with the negotiations said progress is being made in three key areas: addressing concerns about wireless carriers, limiting Internet toll lanes and adding protections for a new online pricing model.
  • POWER GRAB: FCC Commissioner Calls for Gov Run Values Test, Control Over Minority Characters

    12/15/2010 6:22:31 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Michael Copps (video) via NEN and The Blaze ^ | December 6th | Naked Emperor News
    POWER GRAB: FCC Commissioner Calls for Gov Run ‘Values Test’, Control Over Minority Characters, Programming & Scheduling of TV (full title)
  • FCC push to regulate news draws fire

    12/07/2010 11:47:59 AM PST · by thouworm · 32 replies
    Hillicon Valley (The Hill) ^ | 12-06-10 | Sara Jerome
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) pushed back on Monday against a contention by a Democratic FCC commissioner that the government should create new regulations to promote diversity in news programming. Barton was reacting to a proposal made last week by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who in a speech suggested that broadcasters be subject to a new "public values test" every four years. "I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the [FCC], to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote Monday in a letter...
  • Neutralize THIS, Julius!

    12/03/2010 11:02:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Judi McLeod ^ | 12/3/10 | Judi McLeod
    Here’s betting FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal on “preserving Internet freedom and openness” doesn’t touch the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) and its offshoot the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). In Net Neutrality, Julius style, some animals are always more equal than others. While some tend to see the Internet as on one side and HuffPo on the other, it’s really WorldWide Net versus IGC/APC. Plebes of the Net Unite. While citizen journalist bloggers pay Internet server fees and worry about bandwidth, for decades now IGC has been funded by the Tides Foundation.
  • Sources: FCC chief working on net neutrality proposal

    11/18/2010 4:58:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/10 | KIM HART
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is putting together a net neutrality proposal and plans to take action on the controversial issue as early as next month, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation.
  • CAGW Names FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski May Porker of the Month

    06/19/2010 9:18:02 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 1 replies · 145+ views
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | April 2010 | Leslie K. Paige
    CAGW Names FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski May Porker of the Month (Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski May Porker of the Month for his recent decision to push forward with an ill-conceived and possibly extra-legal plan to impose federal regulations on the Internet. The plan would treat the Internet by rules similar to those which currently pertain to the telephone industry under Title II of the Communications Act. “Chairman Julius Genachowski is leading the FCC into uncharted waters, straight into a legal headwind. In April, the U.S. Court of...
  • The Day the Internet Died:My Thoughts on the FCC's Proposed Regulation of High-Speed Internet

    06/18/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 673+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 6-18-10 | Jesse Schmitt
    *snip* These recent FCC inquiries make me feel as Don McLean did the day Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper all died in a single plane crash. The Internet is changing, and the government is doing everything in their power to rein it in and homogenize it in a series of targeted strokes. As some may say in YouTube parlance: "It's unforgivable." *snip* There are obviously very heated opinions on both sides of the matter of re-regulating high speed Internet access. According to an article in, Democrats who hold the majority position in this five-representative group (five...