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Time to school the FCC on what "free" really means

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| The chocolate is cost. The rulemaking proposes making Internet access over
| that spectrum "free" — in the free-as-in-beer sense. Not the
| free-as-in-freedom sense. Especially not in the free-as-in-speech sense. And
| least of all in the free-as-in-markets sense.
|
| [...]
|
| Naturally, lobbying is involved here.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/...e-really-means

Another part of industry which is riddled with corruption.


Related:

Comcast admits paying attendees at FCC hearing

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| Comcast Corp. admitted yesterday that it paid people to attend a government
| hearing. Company critics say the freelance attendees were there to crowd them
| out; Comcast says they were merely saving seats for employees. *
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http://www.philly.com/inquirer/front...C_hearing.html


Comcast stacked Net Neutrality meeting

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...net-neutrality


Allegations fly in FCC hearing aftermath

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| Comcast Corp. on Tuesday acknowledged hiring people to fill seats before the
| start of a contentious federal hearing on how the company manages its
| broadband network, allowing its employees to take those seats when the
| filled-to-capacity hearing started. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/...net_regulation


Is Comcast's BitTorrent filtering violating the law?

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| Assuming that the SYN packet goes through, the three-way handshake is allowed
| to happen, then the two hosts will be able to begin communicating. Your ISP
| can still kill the connection later, should they wish to, merely by blocking
| the transmission of future packets. *
|
| According to Torrent Freak, Comcast is not doing this. They are instead
| sending a reset (or RST) packet to the Comcast customer, pretending to be
| from the host at the end of the BitTorrent connection. *
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9769645-46.html


Comcast, Microsoft team up to serve smaller firms

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| Microsoft's move to offer the online software suite appears designed to
| compete with a similar offering from rival Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote,
| Profile, Research) known as Google Apps. *
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http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0071114?rpc=44


Comcast Isn’t Net Neutral; Are They Liars, Too?

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| Following reports that Comcast isn’t net neutral, Consumerist blog has
| acquired several leaks from Comcast insiders, claiming that they do indeed
| use Sandvine for packet shaping, and that customer service representatives
| are being told nothing about how the network technology works,
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http://mashable.com/2007/10/26/comca...hey-liars-too/

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