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Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems  from government and corporate over reaching.
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ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force - SourceWatch

ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force - SourceWatch | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Meet the corporations that have decided they can own our nation and create the policy for us with out our input or us ever electing them.They fund the election of those that will pass these policies for their interest.

2015 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" policies were adopted by ALEC 5 years ago and are scheduled to be reviewed as part of the Five Year Model Policy Review
:[5] "Resolution Calling on the Federal Government to Maximize Its Stimulus Support for Broadband Internet Adoption and Use Programs"
 (PDF, p. 5) "Resolution Regarding Traffic Pumping"
 (PDF, p. 7) Presentations and panel discussions planned for the conference included:
[5] "Muni broadband amicus" "Broadband Uncertainty Or Opportunity?" "Encryption: A Key to Our Privacy?"

 "Focus on the States: Public Sector Technology Leadership Across the Country" "Technology Policy Trends and Use in Government in Arizona" 
2015 Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the San Diego, California conference:
[6] "Travel Agent Tax Fairness Act" 
(PDF, p. 8) "Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prison" (PDF, p. 10) "Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle/System (Drone) Privacy Protection Ordinance"
 (PDF, p. 11) Presentations and panel discussions planned for the conference included:
 "The Present and Future of Spectrum Opportunities: Building Block of Innovation"
 "Model Policy Review:
 Resolution on Government Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing" "Model Policy Review: 
Travel Agent Tax Fairness Act"
 "Government Owned Networks and the Preemption of State Laws" "Focus on the States:
 Using Technology to Promote Efficiencies in Government"
 "Model Policy Review
: Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons"
 "The Privacy Implications of Drones: Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle/System (Drones) Privacy Protection Ordinance"
 "Report:
 Smart Cities" 
2015 Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the Savannah, Georgia conference:
[7] "Wireless Communications Tower Siting Act"
 (PDF, p. 6) "ALEC Resolution Opposing State and Local Mandates Requiring Warning Labels on Wireless Devices and Packaging" 
(PDF, p. 11) Presentations and panel discussions planned for the conference included:
 "The Patriot Act and Privacy," 
U.S. Congressman Mark Mulvaney (SC-5) 

"FCC Rulings On: Title II and broadband, Municipal government owned networks, ALEC response"

 "Transportation Network Companies and Insurance
: A success story in private sector collaboration"
 "Internet Tax Freedom Act" 2014 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the Washington, DC conference:
[8] "Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates"
 (PDF, p. 7) "Transportation Network Company Act" (PDF, p. 9) "Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act" (PDF, p. 21) The following presentations and discussions were planned for the conference:[8] "Data Mining and Student Privacy" "Solutions to Expanding Broadband Service" "Autonomous Vehicles" "Update from ALEC’s Public Affairs Department" 2014 Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the Dallas, TX conference:[9] "Resolution Opposing the Expansion of the Federal Trade Commission's Rulemaking Authority" (PDF, p. 7) "A Resolution Regarding Regulation of Broadband Information Services in Innovative and Expanding Competitive Markets" (PDF, p. 9) "ALEC Telecommunications Deregulation Policy Statement" (PDF, p. 10) "[http://www.alec.org/wp-content/uploads/CAT-35-day-AM-2014.pdf "Regulatory Modernization Act" (PDF, p. 13) Presentations and panel discussions planned for the conference included:[9] "U.S. Turning Over Control of the Internet" "FCC and Municipal Broadband Regulation" "Spotlight on the States" 2014 Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the Kansas City, Missouri conference:[10] "A Draft Model Resolution Supporting the Development of a Balanced National Spectrum Policy that Expands Unlicensed Access to Spectrum in the 5GHZ Band to Meet the Increased Demand for Wireless Technologies" (PDF, p. 12) "Draft Local Investment Made Easy (LIME) Act" (PDF, p. 14) "Draft Model Freedom to Invent Act" (PDF, p. 22) Presentations and panel discussions planned for the conference included:[11] "The Evolution of Sports on Television: Are Fans Winning" "Spotlight on the States: State efforts to promote wireless broadband, protect electronic policy, and foster new forms of E-commerce" "Crowdfunding 101: Everything you need to know about crowd-sourced intrastate investing to enable more startups and job creation" "Clubbing the Patent Trolls: state efforts to protect inventors and their inventions" "U.S. Turning Over Control of the Internet" "FCC and Municipal Broadband Regulation" "Amendments to ALEC Resolution Opposing the Expansion of the Federal Trade Commission's Authority" "Amendments to Resolution Regarding the Regulation of Broadband Information Services" "Amendments to ALEC Telecommunications Deregulation Policy Statement" "Amendments to Regulatory Modernization Act" "Spotlight on the States" 2013 States and Nation Policy Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed for the Washington, DC conference:[12] "Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act" (PDF, p. 36) "Resolution to Support the Work of Telehealth Working Group on Interstate Compact" (PDF, p. 39) "Resolution Affirming the Digital Right to Repair" (PDF, p. 21) "Act Protecting Digital Equipment Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Digital Electronic Equipment" (PDF, p. 23) "Consumer Protection Through Disclosure of Digital Rights Model Act" (PDF, p. 28) "Statement of Principles for Cybersecurity" (PDF, p. 18) "Statement of Principles for the Electronic Communications Privacy Act" (PDF, p. 37) "Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act" (PDF, p. 11) The following presentations and discussions were planned for the conference:[12] Spotlight on the States Panel: "Promoting Broadband, Protecting Privacy, and Growing E-Commerce in the States" 21st Century Technology Issues Panel: "What State Policymakers Need to Know About Congress, Startups, Copyright, and Emerging Technologies" "Bitcoin: Primer for Policymakers" "State University Public-Private Partnerships: How State Universities Help Businesses Deliver Market-Ready Solutions" "Critical Infrastructure: Securing the Nation's Backbone" "Interconnection: Technology and Policy" 2012 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda The following "model" bills were proposed at the Washington, DC conference: "Broadband and Telecommunications Deployment Act" (This proposal "seeks to provide greater clarity regarding conditions and fees that can lawfully be imposed on telecommunications providers relating to their use of such public rights-of-way.") "Local Cellular Phone Preemption Act" (This proposal states that "a city, county or other local government may not enact or enforce any charter provision, ordinance, resolution or other provision regulating the use of cellular telephones in motor vehicles.") "Parity and Certainty in Regulatory Treatment of High Speed Internet Access Services and Broadband Services and Providers Act" (This proposal "provides for regulatory parity and certainty at the state level in the critical areas of high-speed Internet access services and broadband services.") "Collocation & Streamlined Tower Siting Act" (This proposal "promotes and encourages the collocation of wireless facilities by revising and streamlining the approval process for additions to existing tower sites and expediting the permitting process for new sites.") "Wireless Competition Act" (This proposal "promotes and encourages wireless telephone competition by preventing unnecessary and burdensome regulation by the state utilities commission.") "Cable and Video Competition Act" (This proposal "provides for regulatory certainty at the state level in the critical areas of cable and video services with respect to the authority of Competitive Cable Service Providers and Video Service Providers to use the public rights of way to provide Cable Service or Video Service and to promote competitive entry by all Competitive Cable Service Providers and Video Service Providers.") "Phone Records Act" (This proposal contains several statutes relating to, "obtaining, selling, or soliciting a telephone record that pertains to another person without the person’s consent and providing a penalty.") "Enabling Legislation for Public-Private Electronic Information Network Partnerships" (This proposal "authorizes public entities to establish state boards, commissions and authorities with, but not exclusive to private sector, the private sector for the purpose of providing electronic access for members of the public to public information of agencies via a gateway service.") "Remote Video Court Appearance Act" (This proposal "allows the court to dispense with the personal appearance of a defendant, except an appearance at a hearing or trial, and conduct an electronic appearance by means of an fully interactive audio-visual system.") "Distance Learning: Wiring the Public Schools Act" (This proposal seeks "to establish a state distance learning policy, provide distance learning teacher certification, retrofit old classrooms, and provide technology for new classrooms.") "Distance Learning Commission Act" (This proposal supports "policy that maximizes infrastructure development and full public access at affordable costs.") "Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act" (This proposal "encourag[es] the investment to develop and deploy new technologies and services, enhancing existing technologies and services, and accelerating efficient network operations management.") "Resolution on United States Encryption Export Restrictions" (This proposal "supports efforts to immediately relax current United States export control laws governing cryptographic products to a level which is readily available in the global market.") "A Resolution Regarding the Regulation of Intrastate Telecommunications Services in Healthy and Sustainable Competitive Environments" (This proposal is in "support of minimal, competitively neutral state and federal regulation of all telecommunications providers, including incumbent and competitive wireline carriers, wireless carriers and cable telephony providers.") "Resolution to Restate State Sovereignty" (The proposal "is designed to affirm the powers reserved to the States under the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution.") "Electronic Data Protection Act" (Presented by Rep. Garry Smith of South Carolina) (This proposal "aims to provide some clarity for the courts, law enforcement, and consumers by stating that a warrant or express written consent is required prior to search of wireless communications device incident to arrest.") "A Resolution Supporting Additional Commercial Spectrum" (Presented by Sen. Deb Peters of South Dakota) (This proposal "urges Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to use market-based mechanisms to free up [commercial] spectrum.") "Resolution in Support of Electric Power Grid Modernization" (Presented by Brad Viator) (This proposal "establishes seven foundational principles for electric power grid modernization.")[13] 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda The May 2012 ALEC Spring Task Force Summit was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. The following model bills were adopted at Charlotte and then were sent on to the ALEC board for approval: "Facilitating Business Rapid Response to State Declared Disaster Act" (presented by Wayne Fonteix of AT&T) ("This act amends the state and public services law, state law, and tax law pertaining to declared disasters...")[14] 2011 ALEC Winter Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda No new legislation was proposed at the Scottsdale conference.[15] 2011 ALEC Summer Task Force Summit Substantive Agenda The following model bills were proposed at the New Orleans conference: "Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft" (Presented by The Global Intellectual Property Center) (This proposal "supports efforts by the U.S. Congress to enact The PROTECT IP Act... or similar companion legislation, which will help the Justice Department to combat rogue websites that traffic in pirated music, movies and counterfeit goods and make it more difficult for rogue websites to operate.") "Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Resolution" (Presented by Sen. Wayne Niederhauser of Utah) (This proposal "encourages states to join the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax system. This system would allow states to collect sales taxes on out of state businesses while conforming their sales tax statutes to a single, uniform system.") "Resolution Adopting the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning" (presented by Sen. Rich Crandall of Arizona) (This resolution proposes "that [State] adopts the Digital Learning Council’s 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning... It is the will of the Legislature that the Elements shall be incorporated as necessary though future legislation as well as immediate state regulation, strategic planning, guidelines and/or procedures on the part of the [State Education Agency], local education agencies, and any other relevant public or private bodies.")[16] 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Substantive Agenda From the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Program: "...the...Task Force shall meet to hear presentations from noted experts and leaders on timely topics including state responses to data breaches, broadband deployment, and First Amendment protections for video games...the Task Force will consider legislation dealing with current issues in the taxation of online retails sales, telephone regulation, and intellectual property."[17] Subcommittees E-Commerce Subcommittee,[12] Public Sector Chair Rep. Jason Saine (R-NC), Private Sector Chair Steve DelBianco (NetChoice)[18] Innovation Subcommittee[12] Information Technology Subcommittee[12] Consumer Protection, Critical Infrastructure, and Security Technologies Subcommittee[12] Broadband Subcommittee,[12] Public Sector Chair Sen. Deb Peters (R-SD), Public Sector Vice-Chair Rep. Joe Seiwert (R-KS), Private Sector Chair Wayne Fonteix (AT&T), Private Sector Vice-Chair Rick Cimerman (National Cable and Telecommunications Association)[18] Joint Working Group on 21st Century Commerce and Taxation[19] Model Legislation Review Working Group[19] Co-Chairs Blair Thoreson (R-ND), Public Sector Chair[20] Bartlett Cleland (Institute for Policy Innovation), Private Sector Chair[21] The Institute for Policy Innovation is a Texas-based think tank founded by Dick Armey that Politico describes as "known for its economic analysis of pending and proposed changes in tax policy, with its emphasis on free markets, limited government, supply-side economics and dynamic scoring. IPI focuses on issues of taxation, technology, education reform, and government regulation."[22] The Center for Technology Freedom was created when Bartlett Cleland joined IPI.[23] [24] On its website, IPI states that it is funded "wholly by contributions from individuals, businesses and other non-profit foundations."[25] According to its 2009 Form 990, IPI received almost $1 million in donations and foundation grants. Corporate, Trade or Other Groups Rick Cimerman (Senior Director, State Telecommunications Policy) presented on "Current Cable Industry Issues in the States at the FCC" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting[19] Kelly Cobb (Model Legislation Review Working Group) introduced motions to strike the "Resolutionon MFJ Restrictions and IntraLATA Information Services," "Resolution in Favor of Unrestricted Caller*ID" and the "Resolution Lifting the MFJ Restriction on Long Distance Services" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting[19] Larry Downes (Senior Adjunct Fellow, TechFreedom) presented on "The Laws of Disruption: Harnessing the New Forces that Govern Life and Business in the Digital Age" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting[19] Mark Elliot (Executive Vice President, Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) introduced the "Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft" at 

the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] Wayne Fonteix (Regional Vice President of State and Local Government Affairs, AT&T) presented on "The AT&T-T-Mobile Merger: A Status Report" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] Dan Hewitt (spokesman, Entertainment Software Association) presented on "The First Amendment and Constitutional Protections for Video Games" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] Andrew Kovalcin (Director of Stakeholder Advocacy, Global Intellectual Property Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) introduced the "Resolution in Support of Federal Efforts to Address Rogue Internet Sites that Sell Counterfeit Products and Facilitate Digital Theft" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] John Nothdurft (Legislative Specialist on Budget and Tax Policy, Heartland Institute) presented a "Report from the Joint Working Group on 21st Century Commerce and Taxation" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] Steven Titch (Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation) presented on "Federal and State Efforts to Mandate Privacy" at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force Meeting

[19] AT&T

[19] Comcast

[26] Entertainment Software Association

[19] Global Intellectual Property Center (an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce)[19] Heartland Institute

[19] National Cable and Telecommunications Association

[19] Reason Foundation

[19] TechFreedom (self-described "non-profit, non-partisan technology policy think tank"

[27])[19] U.S. Chamber of Commerce

[19] Google

[28] Facebook

[28] Yelp
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Here is where the GOP and sometime Dems get their instructions from and we as consumers or citizens are not invited to the table unless maybe you have 5000 for an annual seat at the table. Please make people aware of this bill mill that is largely responsible for getting g their GOP candidates elected in 30 state houses and the white house and national houses. Do your remember voting AT&T or Comcast or Drug manufactures or Biotech or Dirty fuel companies or the USE Chamber of Commerce or Facebook or Google at the poll booths over the last 30 years? This is a few details from only one of the task forces ALEC sets up to dictate model bill policy to our elected officials. Many of the winning policy makers were heavily funded by these corporations on these task forces. When was the last news article, TV or radio report you saw, read or heard about this group? Why not? Who owns our 6 main media corporations that have been bought out or merged from 1000s to 6? These same corporations that are members. That is the biggest reason ever to fight for net neutrality and your voice and control online and over your devices.
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Dems Ask FCC to Delay Net Neutrality Repeal So Public Can Review Thousands of Complaints – InsideSources

Dems Ask FCC to Delay Net Neutrality Repeal So Public Can Review Thousands of Complaints – InsideSources | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Senate Democrats want the FCC to delay a repeal of net neutrality rules until the public reviews thousands of consumer complaints alleging rule violations.
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Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad

Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
You can change your stolen credit card and reclaim a bank account, but a stolen social security number is a big problem.
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China Bans All VPNs

China Bans All VPNs | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
News: China has informed ISPs operating in the country that they must prohibit VPN use by customers by February 1. According to Bl
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The Worst Broadband in America | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs

The Worst Broadband in America | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

I recently read an article by Clare Malone from fivethirtyeight titled, “The Worst Internet in America.” The article discussed Saguache County, Colorado, which was identified by researchers at the University of Iowa and Arizona State University as having the lowest broadband penetration in the US. Only 5.6% of households there have broadband that meets the FCC definition of 25 Mbps down / 3 Mbps up. It’s an article worth reading and highlights the problems caused by lack of broadband.

As you might imagine it’s a rural farming community. Slow broadband has historically been offered by CenturyLink and Fairpoint, the two incumbent telcos serving the county. Like much of rural America the county now has a WISP offering fixed-wireless broadband. Ralph Abrams, the former mayor of Crestone, CO founded the WISP in 2011 as a reaction to the poor DSL service in the county.

My main takeaway from the article is that this same article could be written about almost any pocket of rural customers in the country. We are a nation of broadband haves and have-not.


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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Apple Stands up for Net Neutrality. Sort of.

Apple Stands up for Net Neutrality. Sort of. | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
News: Despite the fact that net neutrality is a fight for the health of the internet and open competition, Apple is one of several Silicon Valley companies that have been rather muted with their support of the subject. There's several reasons for this, the
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An Open Letter To Save The Internet - Chess.com

An Open Letter To Save The Internet - Chess.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Dear United States Federal Communications Commission staff members and congresspeople, I’m writing to you, good people of the FCC, fine senators, and upstanding representatives, to ask you to pleas
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Apple wants FCC to keep enforceable open internet protections

Apple wants FCC to keep enforceable open internet protections | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Read more about
Apple wants FCC to keep enforceable open internet protections
on Business Standard. After several tech giants, including Google and Facebook, supported Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules, Apple called on the US communications regulatory agency to keep "strong, enforceable open
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AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off

AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
A security researcher has found that the popular weather app sends private location data without the user's explicit permission to a firm designed to monetize user locations.
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee Wins Another Award, But Did So Much More Than Invent World Wide Web - The Sociable

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Wins Another Award, But Did So Much More Than Invent World Wide Web - The Sociable | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council announces it is awarding Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee the 2017 Commonwealth Award.
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FCC flooded with comments before critical net neutrality vote

FCC flooded with comments before critical net neutrality vote | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FCC has received nearly 22m comments on “Restoring Internet Freedom” with just hours left before the window for public feedback closes on Wednesday
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Apple asks FCC to keep ‘legally sustainable protections’ in place in first net neutrality comment 

Apple asks FCC to keep ‘legally sustainable protections’ in place in first net neutrality comment  | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Apple has officially broken its silence on the net neutrality debate. In with a new comment, Apple has asked the FCC (via Recode) to “retain strong, enforceable open internet protections&#822…
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Pénurie d’eau au Nigéria, en somalie et au Soudan du Sud - BBC Afrique

Pénurie d’eau au Nigéria, en somalie et au Soudan du Sud - BBC Afrique | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
30 millions de personnes auraient besoin d’eau de manière urgente dans ces trois pays africains, selon l’Unicef.
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AT&T’s ‘support’ for net neutrality means tricking customers to fight against it

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If you weren’t paying close attention yesterday, it may have looked like AT&T got onboard the net neutrality "day of action" protest. The company’s website displayed a banner saying tha
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Old info but still worth being aware of as the battle continues. I personally have dropped at least 300/monthly worth of AT&T business and plan to soon drop the remaining business I do with them. If more customers drop AT&T and Verizon and Comcast and push for break up of these companies we will boost competitors and give ourselves more options in the long run....Never let the senators off the hook for selling us out...know who your's are don't even do business with company they later lobby for. The policy makers deserve to loose their jobs on this issue if they don't have our backs. Don't forget the GOP gifted our online search history and privacy to the ISP even before the Credit reporters were hacked.

Here is where the GOP gets their instructions from and we as consumers or citizens are not invited unless maybe you have 5000 for an annual seat at the table.http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Communications_and_Technology_Task_Force
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The FCC Loves Dealing With Net Neutrality So Much It’s Going to Discuss It All By Itself - The Sociable

The FCC Loves Dealing With Net Neutrality So Much It’s Going to Discuss It All By Itself - The Sociable | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden was left on his tod when none of his telecoms pals wanted to come round to discuss net neutrality.
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Turkey’s ‘resistance media’ refuses to buckle

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A Turkish oppositional news site seeks recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records after 61 bans and as many reopenings.

Via Pierre Levy
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NTCA Members Battling Obstacles to Provide Higher Broadband Speeds | Broadband Communities News

The nation’s small, independent telecommunications providers continue to make significant progress in providing high-speed broadband to rural Americans despite high deployment costs and regulatory uncertainty, according to a new survey by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.

The “NTCA 2016 Broadband/Internet Availability Survey Report” found that:


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Friday Morning Links

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“ News: • AT&T Uverse customers with Arris modems at risk, vulnerabilities are 'trivial to exploit'; bugs could have been added by AT&T itself, r”
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Comcast Sues Vermont After Being Forced to Expand Broadband

Comcast Sues Vermont After Being Forced to Expand Broadband | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
News: Comcast has sued the state of Vermont to avoid having to deploy 500 miles of new cable lines. Vermont is trying to force Comcast to improve broadband availability in the state via its new a href=&quote;
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Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism.
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Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge

Cops can make you unlock your smartphone with fingerprint, says judge | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Cops can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint, but can't force you to unlock it with your passcode, according to a judge in Virginia.
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Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair

Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
FCC now says it will release net neutrality complaints "as soon as we can."
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Apple just released a statement on net neutrality, and you need to read it right now

Apple just released a statement on net neutrality, and you need to read it right now | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
It's worth a read.
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Net neutrality comment deadline is tomorrow; 21.9 million comments in so far

Net neutrality comment deadline is tomorrow; 21.9 million comments in so far | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
If you haven't told the FCC what you think yet, now is the time.
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What customers and citizens and small businesses and even tech pros and developers say doesn't count with this Pai...I think we should see a giant investigation to see if he has one red cent come into his pocket or was paid heavily by his former boss Verizon to undermine the internet for citizen of this nation and other competitive industry and by extension weaken the net neutrality around the globe. He knows full well many of the comments backing him were not just form letters but bots that were not even real people weighing in to the FCC.
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5 Compelling Reasons You Should Republish Old Blog Content

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Republish Old Blog Content | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Are you sending potential new customers to old content on your blog that is out of date?

 

Or….….do you have old content on your site that never gets any traffic?

 

Both of these things are bad for your site, so you need to do something about them.

 

And here’s why. Producing new content on a regular basis may not always work as you would expect it....


Via Jeff Domansky, Therese Torris
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 30, 11:24 AM

Ian Clearly reminds us by updating your old blog content on a regular basis and republishing it, you’ll be doing yourself and your audience a big favor.

Therese Torris's curator insight, August 31, 6:04 AM
Yeah! Don't let the good work go to waste.