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Sprint to hit iDEN users with USD10 monthly surcharge if they do not upgrade to CDMA | TeleGeography

According to PhoneScoop.com, from 1 January 2013 Sprint Nextel will begin charging Nextel iDEN customers who have not yet upgraded to Sprint’s CDMA push-to-talk (PTT) service an extra USD10 per month.

 

The move is being taken as Sprint continues to edge towards the shutdown of the iDEN network by 30 June 2013. Sprint spokesman Mark Bonavia told the website: ‘Customers that migrate prior to January will likely find a price plan comparable to what they have now. They are also eligible to receive a variety of very attractive device offers’.

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‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Program Delayed To 2013, This Time Because Of Hurricane Sandy | The Consumerist

‘Six Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Program Delayed To 2013, This Time Because Of Hurricane Sandy | The Consumerist | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

A long-in-the-works anti-piracy program from five major telecom players is probably not something you would think could be affected by a hurricane, but that’s apparently what is keeping the “Six Strikes” program from launching this week.

 

Six Strikes — a joint effort of Comcast, AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon — is intended to police and identify possible online pirates who illegally share copyrighted material. The beloved (by their parents, surely) MPAA and RIAA will be the ones who alert the ISPs of alleged violators. Repeat offenders would be punished with anything from data throttling to temporary suspension of service.

 

Alleged offenders can appeal their case through arbitration for a $35 fee that is refunded if the appeal is successful.

 

It is seen as a middle-ground between the file-sharing free-for-all seen at the dawn of the high-speed data age and the mass lawsuits that followed. It was also slated to begin this week, but the Center for Copyright Information says it’s going to be just a bit longer.

 

“Due to unexpected factors largely stemming from Hurricane Sandy which have seriously affected our final testing schedules, CCI anticipates that the participating ISPs will begin sending alerts under the Copyright

 

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Ok, this is getting silly: Google cuts storage prices -- again | GigaOM Cloud Computing

Ok, this is getting silly: Google cuts storage prices -- again | GigaOM Cloud Computing | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

A day after Amazon cut its S3 storage prices by 25 percent and three days after it cut its own storage prices, Google is at it again, announcing another 10 percent price cut on its enterprise blog.

 

Clearly the game is on — with Google doing its best to show that it will compete head-on for the hearts, minds and wallets of businesses (and other) customers. It’s playing catch up to AWS which is by far the leader in public cloud infrastructure.

 

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MA: Cape Cod Academy pushes the frontier of education with BYOD | HP Blog Hub

MA: Cape Cod Academy pushes the frontier of education with BYOD | HP Blog Hub | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

As I interact with customers and partners, I am coming across so many stories related to the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. And here is one of them.

 

Imagine students returning to school all excited to share the story about their holidays and the gifts they got. Teachers and office staff are equally excited to see each other with a cup of coffee in their hands sharing their holiday stories on the cold January morning. As they login to their network, the hourglass keeps going, as the wireless connectivity icon says it is slow. Is the “server” down? Why is the network “slow”? Did IT do some upgrade during the holidays that went wrong?

 

I am no fortuneteller. But such was the experience at Cape Cod Academy when student and teachers returned from holidays. Not that their network was outdated but something significant had changed that they had not anticipated.

 

Mary Beth Bergh, director of technology at Cape Cod Academy, figured it out: they had an unexpected influx of 7-12 grade students on school campus with mobile devices accessing the network. The students were putting their holiday gifts to good use. Suddenly Cape Cod Academy was swept by the BYOD phenomenon. “We were faced with double the traffic with almost no warning. We were getting complaints that people couldn’t get onto the network,” Phillip P. Petru, Head of School, says.

 

What I found interesting was how Cape Cod Academy responded to this unexpected situation. Instead of blocking or restricting the use, Cape Cod Academy, which is a highly forward thinking educational institution, embraced sentiments of the student. Several years ago, school leaders took their first steps to a truly technology-enabled campus by standardizing networking with HP. With HP 5400 zl Switch Series at its core, and 10-gigabit links to HP 3500 yl Switch Series at the edge, Cape Cod Academy brought its network under control and opened up a world of possibilities for its students and staff. Now it was time to prepare for the future, the way the teachers and students are comfortable to engage and learn.

 

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From One Community to a Smart Region, Part 1 | Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)

From One Community to a Smart Region, Part 1 | Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

It has been four years since I had the great honor of being recognized as the Intelligent Community Forum’s Visionary of the Year. When I received that award, ICF’s Robert Bell very kindly noted my rigorous and entrepreneurial approach to solving some of the industry’s most difficult challenges, and lauded my efforts to "share hard-fought lessons learned."

 

We at OneCommunity have been at it for about nine years. Starting with a volunteer label and some in-kind donations, our non-profit broadband network and programs to promote adoption have grown to more than $100MM in assets, with millions of annual recurring revenue to ensure our long-term sustainability. We cover a service territory consisting of 5 million people with a GDP of 170 billion USD. Our unique open-network strategy, in which we share our digital super highway with phone and cable companies, is also beginning to provide resources to sustain our ambitious programs aimed at accelerating the use of IT to benefit society. In fact, if you visit Cleveland, Ohio, there’s a good chance you’ll use our free WiFi at the airport or that your iPad or iPhone will be powered by us (and our partners).

 

So now that we've exceeded our aspirational goals from 2008, what's next? Well, we are focusing on ensuring that the community fully utilizes the network and seizes the opportunity to leverage it for competitive advantage. For example, we’ve just launched a new “Smart Region” task force consisting of top public- and private-sector leaders. Our aim is to start learning, informing, and aligning regional planning efforts and investments to leverage this important new capability. We are aided by the fact that we have fiber already connecting thousands of our public-interest sites. Now we are looking at ways to catalyze plans for collaboration, sharing of systems, coordinating resources for new efficiencies and prompting innovation.

 

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UK: Cumbria signs contract with BT for broadband improvements | thinkbroadband

BT was announced as the winner of the BDUK project contract for Cumbria in September, today has seen Bill Murphy from BT actually signing the contract to deliver superfast broadband to 93% of premises in the county and a service with a minimum speed of 2 Mbps to the other 7% on the edge of Ullswater in the Lake District.

 

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Time Warner Makes Feeble Attempt to Counter Google Fiber Buzz - How Long Will Company Resist Actually Competing Through Price Cuts? | DSLReports.com

Time Warner Makes Feeble Attempt to Counter Google Fiber Buzz - How Long Will Company Resist Actually Competing Through Price Cuts? | DSLReports.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Time Warner Cable today made a fairly tepid attempt to counter some of the constant positive press Google is receiving for Google Fiber, announcing that Kansas City residents now have access to free Wi-Fi (if they're a subscriber) and discount broadband (if they're a low income family). Time Warner Cable held a press event in Kansas City today to announce that their network of Wi-Fi hotspots has expanded to Kansas City, as well as their $10 Starter Internet package aimed at low-income homes.

 

The announcement comes as Time Warner Cable finds itself in the unfamiliar position of having to compete. Neither initiative is new, and neither really does much to counter Google's competitive karate chop to the center of the cable giant's forehead.

 

While the Wi-Fi initiative is certainly welcome, it has become a fairly standard part of cable service in many markets. In contrast, Google is offering free Wi-Fi to many locations regardless of whether you're a Google Fiber customer or not.

 

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Chris Dodd: Bogus Facebook 'Copyright' Declaration Proves Everyone Loves Copyright | Techdirt

Chris Dodd: Bogus Facebook 'Copyright' Declaration Proves Everyone Loves Copyright | Techdirt | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Over the past few days, a post concerning copyright claims began making the rounds on Facebook, presumably written in response to the news that Facebook would no longer be letting its users vote on site policies. This announcement arrived with the news that Facebook would also be combining profiles across various other services like Instagram.

 

The message was a convoluted wordpile of misinformation that referenced non-applicable laws, when not misspelling potentially applicable terms ("BerneR Convention," anyone?). It read like a bad chain letter (is there any other kind?), encouraging Facebook users to repost it as their status in order to "protect" their "copyright" on their uploaded content. Here's the my-stuff-is-mine! post in all its glory:

 

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NV: Reno Selected For IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant | Nevada News Bureau

NV: Reno Selected For IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant | Nevada News Bureau | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

The city of Reno has been selected as one of only 100 recipients of IBM’s prestigious Smarter Cities Challengegrant for 2013.Partners in the project include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, University of Nevada, Reno, EDAWN, Desert Research Institute and the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization.

 

“Being chosen as one of IBM’s Smart Cities signals to the rest of the country, and internationally, that Reno is a community ready for knowledge-based economic expansion,” said Heidi Gansert, special assistant to the president for external affairs at UNR.

 

“The university is pleased to be part of the Smart Cities Team and will work with the city of Reno and other partners to help drive the local and statewide economy through workforce development, innovation and research,” she said in a statement earlier this month.

 

The $400,000 grant provides professional consulting and services and will allow Reno to create sophisticated analytics software which will provide citizens and developers complete access to information on properties within the city.

 

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Roadmap to Healthier Minnesota requires better broadband | Blandin on Broadband

Working on a totally unrelated project I found myself reading the recently released Roadmap to Healthier Minnesota, written by the Governor’s Health Care Reform Task Force. The Task Force is meeting on November 29 (this afternoon) to discuss public comment on the report. Just for context, I’ll include a very high level look at their proposed strategies:

 

1. Pay for Value in Health Care

2. Support PatientCentered, Coordinated Care

3. Prepare and Support the Health Provider Workforce

4. Improve Health for Specific At-Risk Populations

5. Engage Communities

6. Measure Performance and Ensure System Sustainability

7. Design Benefits to Enhance Personal Responsibility

8. Increase Access and Support Consumer Navigation

 

I’ve been steeped in the Broadband Task Force report lately so it was interesting to see a very different report with a similar goal – effective change in policy in Minnesota to improve the quality of life. I liked their road map, which is a hierarchy of goals, divided into elements then divided into tactics.

 

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Jobs Creation, Community Enhancement & Broadband in NC | Gigabit Nation on Blog Talk Radio

Jobs Creation, Community Enhancement & Broadband in NC | Gigabit Nation on Blog Talk Radio | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

While some communities are benefiting from their electric or telecom co-op expanding to offer broadband services, others have created nonprofit corporations specifically for delivering broadband. Is this move right for your community?

 

Jobs and sizeable community enhancements have come to several N.C. communities thanks to non-profit broadband operator MCNC. Listeners pick up important lessons and tips from MCNC president Joe Freddoso on how to do effective strategy planning.Joe describes some of the nonprotifs main accomplishments during the year since he was on Gigabit Nation last year, and their preperations for Decembers 12 Days of Broadband.

 

Joe also shares MCNCs plans for 2013. The co-op connects K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and non-profit healthcare sites throughout the state.

 

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Free Press Threatens Suit If FCC Proceeds With Ownership Vote | Broadcasting & Cable

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press, said Wednesday that his group will sue the FCC once again if the commissioners vote to approve a draft media ownership rule order without completing court-ordered diversity studies.

 

"If they don't follow the court instructions and do the studies they were supposed to do before moving forward, and if they move forward without public input, then I believe we will have no choice but to take them to court again -- Free Press was among those suing the Kevin Martin-led FCC when it attempted similar changes in 2007.

 

That came in a press conference held by a number of groups opposed to a draft order circulated by FCC chairman Julius Genachowski that would loosen the newspaper/TV cross-ownership rules, lift limits on newspaper/radio cross-ownership and allow radio/TV cross-ownership, while counting some joint sales agreements toward local ownership caps that are being left in place.

 

Those groups did not go as far as to commit to a suit as well, but said they had "grave" concerns.

 

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Canada: When visiting an institution, faculty, staff, and students seamlessly access free, secure campus Wi-Fi networks using eduroam | CANARIE

The eduroam service offered through CANARIE’s Canadian Access Federation (CAF) makes it easy for students, staff, and faculty to remain connected while away from their home institutions – both in Canada and in more than 57 countries around the world. Users from institutions that participate in CAF use their home institution’s login credentials to access Wi-Fi networks when visiting other institutions that participate in CAF.

 

CANARIE has seen the number of successful logins to the eduroam service triple in the past year, and double in the past five months. As of the end of September there were just over one million successful logins to eduroam, an indication of Canadians’ increasing need for digital mobility.

 

eduroam is available at more than 50 sites in Canada, including universities, colleges, and large scientific facilities. Internationally, Canadians use eduroam to access campus Wi-Fi networks at hundreds of educational institutions in 57 countries, supporting today’s globally collaborative and connected research and education communities.

 

An additional benefit of the service is that participating institutions do not have the extra labour (and security risk) of creating, monitoring and deleting temporary or guest accounts for visitors.

 

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Verizon: Free speech at heart of net-neutrality case | Nextgov.com

Verizon: Free speech at heart of net-neutrality case | Nextgov.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Verizon’s court challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s network-neutrality rules has sparked a battle between two views of the First Amendment.

 

As part of its lawsuit over the rules, which govern how Internet companies can restrict or block content on their networks, Verizon says that the regulations infringe on its First Amendment rights.

 

“Just as a newspaper is entitled to decide which content to publish and where, broadband providers may feature some content over others,” Verizon and MetroPCS attorneys argued in a joint brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

But that assertion was disputed on Wednesday at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Calling Verizon’s argument “troubling,” Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Democratic Reps. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Anna Eshoo and Doris Matsui of California, and Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania organized the meeting to brief staffers on the “startling constitutional arguments being made in the D.C. Circuit and how the role of Congress in enacting communications policy could be radically undermined.”

 

The lawmakers invited former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and David Goldberg, a lawyer who worked with Hundt and other former officials, to draft an amicus brief opposing Verizon’s arguments. The pair contended that it’s Verizon’s position, not the government’s rules, that could undermine free speech.

 

“This idea that the Internet can be closed, or blocked, or managed by private parties is the exact opposite of America’s foreign policy,”

Hundt said, pointing to the Obama administration's Internet freedom advocacy. “The Internet is a common medium.”

 

Hundt dismissed Verizon’s view that it is somehow similar to a newspaper. “Verizon is like paper, not a newspaper,” he said.

 

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House Dems Meeting to Oppose Verizon on Net Neutrality Challenge | Broadcasting & Cable

Some House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats and staffers are meeting Wednesday afternoon to talk about what they call the "troubling" First Amendment argument being made by Verizon in its lawsuit challenging the FCC's Open Internet Order.

 

They are troubled by Verizon's assertion that it has the First Amendment right to decide what goes over their networks. If the court agreed, they argue, it would undermine Congress' ability to enact communications policy.

 

The briefing, entitled "Should Telecom Companies Edit the Internet?," was being promoted in a "dear colleague" letter (see below) by Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (Calif.), ranking Communications Subcommittee member Anna Eshoo (Calif.), Ed Markey (Mass.), Michael Doyle (Pa.), and Doris Matsui (Calif.).

 

Among the speakers at the briefing will be former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, who joined an amicus brief in the suit backing the FCC and taking issue with the First Amendment argument).

 

It is the second "dear colleague" letter from Waxman, Markey and Eshoo taking aim at the argument.

 

"Verizon has been a longtime advocate for an open Internet, and is the only Internet Service Provider that voluntarily adopted such policies," a Verizon spokesman told B&C/Multi when that first letter was being circulated. "Our filing makes clear that we remain concerned that the FCC's sweeping assertion in this case exceeds its statutory authority and constitutional limits."

 

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RTG urges FCC to impose spectrum caps on companies | TeleGeography

The Rural Telecommunications Group (RTG) has reportedly filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommending that the watchdog sets firm limits on the amount of spectrum a single company can own, with that capped amount varying by spectrum band.

 

RCR Wireless reports that the filing was in response to a request by the FCC in regards to future spectrum management. With that in mind, the RTG is asking that regulators limit licensees to 25% of all ‘available and usable mobile broadband spectrum in any given county, with no carrier permitted to hold more than 40% of all available and usable spectrum in any given county below 1GHz’.

 

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Senate Committee Approves ECPA Reform That Requires Warrants; But Will It Ever Become Law? | Techdirt

Senate Committee Approves ECPA Reform That Requires Warrants; But Will It Ever Become Law? | Techdirt | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

As we had hoped earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee did, in fact, approve Senator Patrick Leahy's attempt at ECPA reform, which would require law enforcement to do something crazy like "get a warrant" before sifting through your email.

 

The bill was approved despite law enforcement types freaking out that they might actually have to ask a court for permission. Senator Chuck Grassley, as expected, introduced an amendment that would have greatly weakened the warrant requirement for various federal agencies, but it was thankfully voted down.

 

Of course, at this point, the victory is largely symbolic, as it's happening in a lameduck Congress. The bill still needs to pass the full Senate and have a comparable House version pass as well. In other words: nothing is happening until next year when this whole process may need to repeat.

 

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New Fact Sheet: Community Broadband and Public Savings | community broadband networks

New Fact Sheet: Community Broadband and Public Savings | community broadband networks | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

We have already published a fact sheet on the critical role community broadband plays in job development. Now, ILSR presents a collection of how commnity owned broadband networks save money for local government, schools, and libraries while providing cutting edge services. The Public Savings Fact Sheet is now available.

 

Though schools, libraries, and other community anchors need access to faster, more reliable networks, the big cable and telephone companies have priced those services so high that they are breaking the budget. But when communities create their own connections, affordable high capacity connections are only one of the benefits. A community owned network offers the promise of self-determination -- of upgrades on the community's time table and increased reliability for emergency responders.

 

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TN: Welcome to The Gigabit Club, BTES! | community broadband networks

TN: Welcome to The Gigabit Club, BTES! | community broadband networks | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) announced November 19th that it now has the capability to offer 1 Gbps service. While the BTES rates do not reflect a standard cost for the service yet, 1 Gbps is offered as an option to businesses and households.

 

From the BTES press release:

 

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Start the Countdown Clock on Julius Genachowski’s Departure from the FCC | Stop the Cap!

Start the Countdown Clock on Julius Genachowski’s Departure from the FCC | Stop the Cap! | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Washington insiders are predicting Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski will leave his position early in President Obama’s second term.

 

It cannot come soon enough, as far as we’re concerned.

 

One of the biggest disappointments of the Obama Administration has been the poor performance of a chairman that originally promised a departure from the rubber stamp-mentality that allowed Big Telecom providers to win near-instant approval of just about anything asked from the Republican-dominated FCC of the Bush Administration. If only to underline that point, former FCC Chairman Michael Powell joined Republican ex-commissioner Meredith Atwell-Baker on a trip through the D.C. revolving door, taking lucrative jobs with the same cable industry both used to oversee.

 

We had high hopes for Mr. Genachowski when he took the helm at the FCC — particularly over Net Neutrality, media consolidation, and predatory abuse of consumers at the hands of the comfortable cable-telco duopoly. Genachowski promised strong Net Neutrality protections, better broadband — especially in rural areas, an end to rubber stamping competition killing mergers and acquisitions, and more aggressive oversight of the broadband industry generally.

 

What we got was the reincarnation of the Cowardly Lion.

 

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Kansas City Time Warner Cable Customers Getting Downtown Wi-Fi Access, Starter Internet | Stop the Cap!

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Sorry Kansas City — Time Warner Cable is not bringing faster broadband to compete with Google Fiber. Instead, the company today unveiled a new network of local Wi-Fi hotspots, along with an invitation to area businesses to help expand Wi-Fi access.

 

The new Wi-Fi initiative begins with 14 hot spots in downtown Kansas City, the Crossroads Arts District, the River Market, Brookside, Waldo, Westport, the 18th and Vine District, Loose Park, plus the downtowns of Parkville, Leavenworth and other sites.

 

Time Warner Cable Inc. launched 14 Wi-Fi hot spots in Downtown, the Crossroads Arts District, the River Market, Brookside, Waldo, Westport, the 18th and Vine District, Loose Park, plus the downtowns of Parkville, Leavenworth and other sites, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

 

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AT&T Once Again America’s Worst Cell Phone Company, Verizon Tumbles Too | Stop the Cap!

AT&T Once Again America’s Worst Cell Phone Company, Verizon Tumbles Too | Stop the Cap! | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

AT&T has once again received the dubious distinction of being America’s worst cell phone company, according to ratings (sub. required) from Consumer Reports.AT&T’s bottom-of-the-barrel status has become something of an annual tradition in the consumer magazine’s ratings, as the company remains in last place year after year for dreadful performance, poor value, and downright lousy customer service. Its one bright spot: the company’s new 4G LTE service, which gets top marks for speed, although that rating comes before the majority of its customers are on the new network.

 

Verizon Wireless also took a tumble in the ratings published in the January 2013 issue. Verizon got downgraded for its new Share Everything plan, rated as only a fair value. Verizon’s vaunted customer service also declined significantly.

 

The highest ratings went to companies many never heard of:

 

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Decoding Chicago's Broadband Challenge | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Decoding Chicago's Broadband Challenge | Chicago Tonight | WTTW | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Can Chicago become the country's high-speed internet hub? Mayor Rahm Emanuel thinks so. We decode Chicago's broadband challenge.

 

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Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart? | TIME.com

Does Technology Make Us Stupid Or Smart? | TIME.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Can a calculator make you smarter? The QAMA calculator can. You use it just like a regular calculator, plugging in the numbers of the problem you want to solve — but QAMA won’t give you the answer until you provide an accurate estimate of what that answer will be. If your estimate is way off, you’ll have to go back to the problem and see where you went wrong. If your estimate is close, QAMA (developed by Ilan Samson, an “inventor-in-residence” at the University of California, San Diego) will serve up the precise solution, and you can compare it to your own guess. Either way, you’ll learn a lot more than if you simply copied the answer that a calculator spit out.

 

Ever since journalist Nicholas Carr posed a provocative question — “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” — in a widely-read 2008 Atlantic magazine article, we’ve been arguing about whether the new generation of digital devices is leading us to become smarter, or stupider, than we were before. Now psychologists and cognitive scientists are beginning to deliver their verdicts. Here, the research on an array of technological helpers:

 

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My Politico Piece on Copyright, Fair Use, and Competition | Marvin Ammori Blog

My Politico Piece on Copyright, Fair Use, and Competition | Marvin Ammori Blog | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Today, Politico ran an op-ed I wrote about the importance of ensuring fair use while enforcing competition policy. At the moment, the FTC is investigating Google for antitrust issues. The allegations against Google are many, and often changing, but I focus on one particularly problematic allegation: that Google is acting anticompetitively through quoting competitors’ content, even though Google relies on the fair use exemption in copyright law.

 

Of all the allegations leveled by Google’s competitors, I think this one might be the most dangerous argument for the broader Internet. It could provide copyright-like protections (a new “ancillary” copyright) that would expand the already-inflated copyright protections that can restrain users’ ability to access, find, and share information.

 

Here is a part of the Politico op-ed. It’s run in “Politico Pro,” meaning it’s available only to some readers (premium users). I believe in a few days, it will be removed from the paywall and available to all readers. Here is an excerpt (thanks to the fair use doctrine).

 

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