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Broadband industry groups warn Title II may be unreasonable, unfeasible

The Title II debate was beginning to look black-and-white, with major service providers wearing the black hats. Now several PR offensives could result in a new switching of the hats.

Spotlight: What if government regulation truly does enable innovation?

When a  VentureBeat  correspondent found himself moving from Oakland, California to Toulouse, France, he moved so far "outside the box," to coin a phrase, that he realized Americans may actually have an innovation problem after all.

Rift forms between ISOC and WEF on Internet governance

Two organizations whose voices hold considerable sway on Internet governance issues--which appeared up until just last weekend to be speaking in harmony--now find themselves at odds.

Spotlight: Don't let big data become big trouble

The article in in  The Register-- titled "Make sure big data doesn't land you in big trouble,"--looks at several issues IT must resolve in using big data.

Data ownership question may shut that whole Internet of Things down

There's a problem with the Internet of Things. It's the question of who owns the data devices collect. The entire Internet of Things could be entirely derailed shortly if the official answer favors consumers, says Alex "Sandy" Pentland.

It's war: AT&T CEO to suspend broadband buildout, claims FCC's Wheeler for his side

If Randall Stephenson's comments are to be taken at face value, the FCC chairman actively worked to avoid a Title II scenario. But those negotiations fell apart after the mid-terms.

Spotlight: Net neutrality now a political football, outcome could affect cost of data transfers

No doubt you heard President Obama urged the FCC to protect net neutrality this week. But the conversation in the capitol has degraded according to an eWeek report. While the President does not have...

FCC Chair, thanking the President, may go his own way on Title II

"I am grateful for the input of the President," says Chairman Tom Wheeler, at the end of a statement which makes it clear not only that he doesn't quite agree with him, but that Title II may not be feasible.

Telcos mount opposition to Obama's 'Third Way' for net neutrality

The President could not have been unaware his decision to back Title II reclassification of the Internet as a common carrier would only come after a long, hard fight.

Obama supports Title II reclassification of Internet as common carrier

The "Third Way" approach to interpreting the Internet as a common telephone carrier service (except without the "telephone" part) has been resurrected by the President.