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"a lifetime thinking . . . ." is an ongoing graphic memoir, political and personal, created by Jeff Van Syckle.
by jvansyckle
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 07:05 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Twenty years ago, the big cable companies made a pact to install broadband cable everywhere in the country, from sea to shining sea. They obtained higher rates and surcharges to fund it, and now they'
by blueoregon
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 06:34 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
by Just One More Dad
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:04 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
$12 billion. That’s a lot of clams, even to the federal government. But that’s approximately how much the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be leaving on the table if they restrict ...
by CALinnovates
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 02:25 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Saw this in my L.A. Times this morning. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20130329,0,5601605,full.column The agency took steps against third-party charges on landline bills, but ...
by Quite Contrary
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
We finally have a real chance to free our phones. Last month, more than 100,000 people told the White House that cellphone unlocking — configuring your phone so it’ll work on other networks — ...
by levjoy
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 08:50 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
America has a wide digital divide -- high-speed Internet access is available only to those who can afford it, at prices much higher and speeds much slower in the U.S. than they are around the world. ...
by Bill Moyers
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:11 AM PST with 21 Recommends
Imagine telling AT&T you're done with dropped calls, or telling T-Mobile you're done with slow data. Yes, elections matter, and the FCC is proposing something spectacular for Americans...assuming ...
by james321
Comment Count 440 comments on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 08:19 AM PST with 651 Recommends
It usually takes fresh thinking to bring about positive changes in government, and sometimes it takes fresh faces. We had a great example of that in Silicon Valley last week as Jessica Rosenworcel ...
by CALinnovates
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 02:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
A few weeks back, my wife and I were at some cafe somewhere. A group of twenty-somethings sat nearby, chatting. One of them raised her voice. "I'm tired of having a fake life online; I want a REAL ...
by Robert Dobbs
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 10:45 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Special interests are trying to distract attention from the facts. For eight years, LightSquared has navigated the regulatory process to win approvals to build America’s first privately funded ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:20 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
There are a lot of opinions being debated about the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger. From where we stand here in California, it really boils down to two things: jobs and access. Bill Burrato in a ...
by BroadbandCA
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The news on jobs has not been good lately. There is a bright spot, though, one that has the potential to created thousands of good, well-paying jobs. As AT&T’s Adam Grzybicki, president of AT&T ...
by BroadbandCA
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 01:01 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Can you imagine having to wait your turn to make a mobile phone call? It may seem like a far-fetched concept, but it’s a practical reality in many large urban areas where completing a call during ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This editorial in The Detroit News by Orjiakor N. Isiogu, ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 02:12 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
For real – it is. And the truth is, that while all of this debate about the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is important, worthwhile and necessary, it’s also something of a red herring. Because at the end ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 11:37 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Just heard on CNBC that there should be an imminent news conference from the Department of Justice on "antitrust matters" relating to the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger that would effectively allow ...
by michael1104
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 08:04 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
While everyone enjoys a Cinderella story, this one is certainly not a fairy tale. This is a story of a business model that has seen a great share of success globally, and when it finally makes its ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 04:19 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
In his State of the Union address in January, President Obama said that making broadband available for 98 percent of Americans is essential to “winning the future.” This was a verbal challenge ...
by BroadbandforAllCalifornians
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 01:54 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
The hammer that Verizon is seeking to bring down on its unionized workers is an important story--and the importance is being sorely missed, or at least, buried in everything I have read so far. ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM PDT with 8 Recommends