Category Archive: Title II

Dec 29

2014 Defined the Challenge for Latinos and The Digital Economy.

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Two issues defined the technology economy in 2014: Policymakers’ inability to keep up with technology-driven innovation; and The embarrassing lack of diversity among employees in the technology sector. 2014 made it clear that for Latinos, digital equity — closing the tech employment gap, and securing a place in the digital economy — are the top priorities. We end the …

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Dec 16

Title II Sounded Great Then Jane Saw Her Bill.

One of the most immediate and significant consequences of reclassifying broadband as a Title II telecommunications service is that it provides a new opening for governments wanting to impose a variety of new taxes and fees on Internet services. In recent weeks NCTA has identified potential concerns about the impact of Universal Service Fund contributions and state …

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Dec 15

The Real Cost of Regulating the Internet.

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The open Internet debate has long focused on protecting content developers from discriminatory treatment by Internet service providers (ISPs). Those who advocate in favor of strong network neutrality rules typically argue that “the next Facebook” or “the next Google” will never see the light of day in a world where ISPs can arbitrarily block or …

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Nov 12

Lets Put Internet Users First in Advancing President Obama’s Open Internet Goals

This week, President Obama published his principles for the Open Internet on whitehouse.gov, noting: “More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally.” …

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Nov 10

The Internet has been One of the Greatest Gifts our Economy says President Obama.

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  The President’s Statement An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net …

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Jul 23

LATINOS LOSE WHEN LATINOS ATTACK LATINOS By Martin Chavez, Senior Advisor HTTP

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Starting out as a real volunteer with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in California during my college days, spending 17 years in elected office, working countless initiatives to better our communities and now serving on the Board of Directors of MALDEF, I was at first saddened when Alex Nogales, head of the National Hispanic Media …

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