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​Republican FCC Commissioner: You Don’t Need the Internet — Internet access is "not a necessity in the day-to-day lives of Americans," according to a senior Republican Federal Communications Commission official. And it certainly isn't a human right, despite what Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, might have you believe, according to Mike O'Rielly, one of the two Republican FCC commissioners.

AOL, Huffington Post Seek Another 8,000 Free Bloggers — So you want to be a writer. Well, have I got a deal for you. Join Patch, and write for free for a multibillion-dollar company run by millionaires. The exposure is great, I can assure you, dahling. In a continuation of one of the more, um, unusual media stories in recent memory, AOL is asking...

Time Warner Cable Has Already Been Challenged Over New Net Neutrality Rules — CNS's Sun Diego Live site notifies some users that their streaming quality has been reduced to prevent bandwidth costs on networks that don't peer with CNS. Image: The US government's landmark open internet policy is about to face its first real-world test-and now federal regulators must confront tough questions about streaming video for consumers.

The FCC Aims to Fine AT&T $100 Million for its Misleading 'Unlimited' Data Plans — As if AT&T didn't already have enough to worry about with the FCC. The US government announced Wednesday that it wants to slap AT&T with a whopping $100 million fine, the single largest penalty the FCC has ever pursued, a US government official told reporters.

The White House Steps Up as GOP Tries to Undo Net Neutrality Rules — Rep. Rogers. Gage Skidmore/Flickr Republicans on Capitol Hill want to use the 2016 federal budget to blow up the US government's new open internet policy -and now the White House is pushing back.

Net Neutrality Activists Believe the 'Internet Voter' Is a New Political Force — Now that the US government's historic open internet protections have taken effect, many of the activists who pushed for the landmark rules are aiming to turn their victory into a new political force.

​Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect Friday After Court Refuses Last Minute Stay — Open internet advocates cheered on Thursday when a federal court refused to delay the implementation of the US government's controversial new net neutrality rules, which will go into effect this Friday. Cable and telecom interest groups, meanwhile, vowed to press on with their case, which the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ordered to be expedited.

The GOP Is Trying to Nuke Net Neutrality With a Budget Bill Sneak Attack — Image: NMA/YouTube Republicans on Capitol Hill have been scheming to kill the US government's landmark new open internet policy ever since it was approved-and their latest gambit is a particularly crafty sneak attack.

Does Arianna Huffington Have Enough Magic Touch Left to Save AOL? — In this photo provided by Earl Gibson III, Arianna Huffington appears as a panelist for Tavis Smiley's America's Next Chapter on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Earl Gibson III) The AOL-Huffington Post merger officially closed on Monday, so now it falls to accidental media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington to lead the former internet darling...

AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million, Arianna to Head AOL Media — In this photo provided by Earl Gibson III, Arianna Huffington appears as a panelist for Tavis Smiley's 'America's Next Chapter' on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Earl Gibson III) AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million, the companies announced late Sunday. The deal puts Arianna Huffington in charge of AOL's growing...
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30 Rock officially rebranded as Comcast Building [As one era ends, another begins. @tvdonkaplan has the report.]

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@jlgolson You going to help out on this referendum Jordan? Very sensible measure.

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