Tag Archives: Tom Wheeler

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?

Is Cheap, Public Internet Possible?
The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible. Yet, in an epic fight over telecommunications policy, the paradigm is now being flipped on its head, with corporate forces demanding the government squelch competition and halt the expansion of those high-quality services. Whether ... Read more

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet

Protest Highlights Conflict Over Future Of The Internet
Tom Wheeler, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, is at best confused and at worst intentionally saying one thing while doing another. Wheeler says that he doesn’t support a tiered Internet, but his rules would allow just that and would continue to result in more court challenges by the giant telecoms. Wheeler says that reclassification of the Internet wouldn’t protect net neutrality while the courts told him in January that it is ... Read more