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More Net Neutrality Getting the Facts Down| <p ... - Hollywood Bands

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The Net Neutrality debate keeps getting crazier and crazier. My previous post about it should give you an idea why breguet grandes complications replica watches rolex yachtmaster watches as it was entitled Net Neutrality Itll ...
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Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
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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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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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
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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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To FCC: Try functional separation of Internet | Henry Goldberg | TheHill.com

To FCC: Try functional separation of Internet | Henry Goldberg | TheHill.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it




FCC’s Internet net neutrality dilemma seems impossible – either permit paid fast lanes and regulate closely to prevent commercially unreasonable deals or apply public utility regulation to the Internet and prevent any operator discrimination based on content. But there is a logical solution to the conundrum that will keep the Internet open with only a light regulatory touch.

There are two distinct elements to the Internet: the physical transmission facilities or pipe - whether cable, fiber or DSL lines – and the content – whether movies or blogs. Public utility-type regulation may be perfect for the pipe, but all wrong for the content. The FCC should take a functional approach by requiring the separation of the transmission pipe and the content, applying regulatory oversight of access to the pipe and completely steering clear of regulation of content.

We had the chance to prevent integration of the pipe and the content in the early days of cable. Thirty years ago cable was emerging from its role as a supplement to TV broadcasting into a new role as a medium for communication in its own right. No one anticipated a marvel like the Internet then, but cable caught the imagination of pundits and policy wonks, who thought its multi-channel “broadband” capacity could offer something radically different from television broadcasting and telephone communications.

In an attempt to create a new policy for this new medium of communications, a Cabinet-level committee was formed and in early 1974, issued its report. In language that today could describe the Internet, the Committee foresaw a technology in which there would be: “unfettered access for those who wish to use its channels to promote their ideas, state their views, or sell their goods and services….” The policy that would create this open medium of communications was one that “would create an essentially neutral distribution medium and require control of the medium to be separated from control of the messages on it.” - Net neutrality in its infancy!

This “separations” policy was not adopted. While today everyone has a stake the Internet and is vocal about its regulation, thirty years ago, few were aware of the potential of cable as an open platform for information and ideas. The cable industry, therefore, had little resistance to its opposition.


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Interesting Idea. Look over this and see what you think. I'd like to know Berners_Lee's opinion of this idea.
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Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc's curator insight, August 30, 10:48 AM
Keep in mind this article was published on 6/23/14 but it is as relevant today as it was then. Great read!
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How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Former Insider | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that…

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How do we use this information to help ourselves and our students learn to use digital tools well in our teaching and learning. Technology is a conversation with, about, and through our tools. It is not the tools themselves.
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Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles

Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Analysis of the Media, the Left and Power
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This interview is often sighted as the main argument against net neutrality by some outspoken critics that love the idea of ISP and commercial ownership of our communications and content ...Yes I did say "our communications"....Like an extreme example might be the idea that your ISP owns your browser history and can sale it legally to whomever they choose... That was the deal recently passed by congress and signed by Trump in a 3 week no public comment time frame which allowed virtually no input from the millions paying for these services here or around the world. allowed decision this year. I stand with the World Wide WEB creator on the Net neutrality issue and Tim Berners-Lee is strongly in support of Net Neutrality.
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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

Friday Morning Links | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
“ 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
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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....


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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.

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Yeah! Don't let the good work go to waste.

 
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Solve Net Neutrality, Privacy, & Bring Back Competition: Break Up AT&T and Verizon… Again. | Bruce Kushnick Blog | HuffPost.com

Solve Net Neutrality, Privacy, & Bring Back Competition: Break Up AT&T and Verizon… Again. | Bruce Kushnick Blog | HuffPost.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Reference & Free Download: “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”

Let’s solve Net Neutrality, privacy concerns, bring back real competition and lower prices, while getting America wired for high-speed broadband – all in one, simple next step. It also stops the collusion and cross-subsidies of the wireline and wireless businesses, and requires less regulation as the market forces are returned, not the heavy handed FCC ideology to ‘preempt’ public consumer protections and help AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink over the public interest.

Simply put, it is time to separate Verizon and AT&T’s state utilities’ wires from the other ‘subsidiaries’, like Verizon Wireless, Verizon Online, or Verizon Business—and make them pay the same market prices as competitors. And we want open networks so that you get to choose who supplies your wireline, wireless, cable, phone or Internet, broadband, and ISP service.

As we documented, Verizon’s subsidiaries are NOT paying market rates to use the networks and they have been dumping billions of expenses, per state, into the wired company. They have even been able to charge customers, including low income families or rural customers extra to build out the wireless networks and pay for the other lines of business. And it is also clear that AT&T is doing the same financial chicanery.

Why now? Verizon and AT&T’s plan is to ‘shut off’ the retail copper wired networks and force customers onto wireless (instead of upgrading to fiber), and use ‘per gig’ pricing with data caps—i.e., it makes them more money. And because it’s all one big family of companies, they can then allow their ‘subsidiaries’ to track you and then sell the information.

Known in the industry as “structural separation”, in 1984, the original AT&T was ‘broken up’ because of its monopoly controls over telecommunications. Unfortunately, through mergers, flawed deregulatory policies and with regulators who are working for the companies instead of the public interest, we now have only a few companies that collude more than they compete. Enough is enough.

(Note: Part II: We also need to break up the cable companies.)


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5 Phrases To Banish From Your Copywriting (And What To Replace Them With)

5 Phrases To Banish From Your Copywriting (And What To Replace Them With) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

As marketers, we’re all doing two things:

-Writing with the intent to sell something. Maybe it’s a product description in an e-commerce store, maybe it’s a landing page trying to generate a lead, or maybe it’s a blog post (like this one!) that’s trying to sell you an idea.

- Writing phrases and clichés that turn off our audience.

 

The point of copywriting to make somebody feel something, which causes action. You’ve likely seen tons of examples of emotion at work in copywriting:

- Fear – fear of missing out (FOMO) is a common motivator for companies marketing to Millennials.

- Pity – Look no further than the success of the ASPCA commercial featuring Sarah McLachlan. Or don’t.

- Hope – Nothing gets somebody to open their wallet faster than the hope of fixing his problem.

 

These are just a few examples. Making our audience feel something by using emotional triggers in our copy helps us sell. But what you don’t want your audience to feel is annoyance, or worse, outright anger, that you wasted their time.

 

The marketing industry is producing more online content than ever, and there will be more tomorrow! If you want to stand out, do your audience a favor by respecting their time and intelligence by banishing the following clichés and filler phrases from your copy....


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Keep your readers engaged and convert web visitors by eliminating these tired phrases from your copywriting.

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AT&T, ALEC, FCC. The FCC’s plans are based on AT&T’s Petition, which is from ALEC Model Legislation.

AT&T, ALEC, FCC. The FCC’s plans are based on  AT&T’s Petition, which is from ALEC Model Legislation. | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
How did we get into this mess?
This article was originally published in 2013 and it supplies a very scary history of how Corporate Americ
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Only four days left to contact the FCC to support Net Neutrality as Wheeler protected or give your permission for your ISP to take control over you content and select where you can go with their deals and business partners they allow access to you just like cable choices and other such deals. Your favorite little Boutique or your own business may have to pay to reach you or others just as they do to the newspaper or TV...So why do we even need a WEB in that case? Why not stick with the old media to begin with?
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