On Monday, February 15th, groups across the country, including Main Street Project, the organization I work for, participated in a National Day of Action in support of broadband access and Net Neutrality.
Stand aside, cable news networks. For seven years and running, PBS has clocked in at number one in public trust – and this year is no exception. Considering that the purpose of public media is to meet the needs of the public and not the shareholders, this poll is a good sign that PBS is on the right track.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Martin Bosworth. Martin was Managing Editor and regular contributor to ConsumerAffairs.com and could always be counted on as a passionate advocate of the rights of consumers -- including those fighting to protect an open Internet.
As more people access the Internet from mobile devices, it's essential that the wireless Web is neutral, and that wireless carriers do not block applications from accessing data, whether it’s in the form of 3G or WiFi networks.
If our lawmakers don’t already know, they’re going to hear it loud and clear on Monday: organizations working with people of color, poor communities and other marginalized groups, are raising their voices for rules that will defend an open Internet--to ensure the Internet remains a level playing field--where every voice and idea has a chance.
Across the country, community media projects have been sprouting out of a dying traditional media system that has often failed to deliver what the public really wants: local news and information. Now, more than ever before, citizens are taking the media back, using this time of media chaos to forge ahead with news projects that serve their interests—regardless of whether they graduated from J-school or not.