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mediageek 29 October 2009: FCC Revisits Network Neutrality

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is showing no trepidation about jumping in to Network Neutrality, a subject that he advised President Obama on prior to the election. The Commission recently approved a proceeding to create new rules enshrining principles of internet freedom into policy. On this week’s show we discuss the proposed rules and their possible impact.

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mediageek 27 August 2009: Speed Matters When It Comes to Broadband

Communication Workers of America release a study on broadband speed state-by-state, and CWA vice-president Annie Hill tells us the scores and what they mean. Also, the FCC announces a wide-ranging inquiry into wireless communications technology innovation and competition.

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mediageek 20 August 2009: Uncertain Futures and the New FCC

Tim Hwang is a researcher with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and he recently co-authored a short research report examining the new FCC commissioners for the Pelican Group. In the report, titled “Uncertain Futures,” Hwang and co-author Erikk Hokenson look focus particularly on the two new commissioners, Republican Meredith Atwell Baker and Democrat Mingon Clyburn, primarily because they were relatively unknown prior to their nominations to the FCC. Tim is our guest on this edition of mediageek to discuss his findings.

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mediageek 17 April 2009: Time Warner Cable Folds on Bandwidth Caps

Time Warner Cable threatens to “test” absurdly low bandwidth caps in five more cities, then backs down when the public lets them have it. Also, Chicago’s Streetwise newspaper is having financial trouble.

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mediageek 12 March 2009: Copyright, Net Neutrality & Fairness Doctrine, Oh My!

This week we look at the latest YouTube phenom, Kutiman, and why it’s relevant to the fight for a free, neutral internet. Paul also rants a bit about the Fairness Doctrine non-debate.

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mediageek 23 October 2008: The Internet and Community Radio

This week’s guest is my pal Andrew O’Baoill who joins to discuss his dissertation work exploring the relationship if internet broadcasting with community radio, including the benefits of webcasting and podcasting, and the challenges these new media pose to traditional broadcasters.

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