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Obama Defends Net Neutrality; Is Anyone (Time Warner for example) Listening?

May 29, 2009 Competition , Data Caps , Network Neutrality , Network Open Access

It is truly remarkable that we have a president of the United States who used the word, “phishing,” and didn’t mean going out to the creek on the ranch and throwing a line in the water. He used it in the proper way for that spelling, referring to online scammers soliciting information from unwary Internet users.

Even beyond the news value of President Obama’s cybersecurity speech, the change in zeitgeist is stunning.

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AT&T Quietly Updates its Wireless Plans (again)

April 29, 2009 AT&T , Data Caps , Internet Protocol , Network Neutrality , Spectrum Reform

Quietly, last night, AT&T revised its wireless plans. In the latest changes to the service terms, it looks like AT&T is trying to exempt its own video services but prohibiting services like the Slingbox.

Sound familiar?  I wrote it on April 3rd.  iPhone and PDA users literally felt their significant investment get less valuable.  They complained and AT&T removed the offending language by the next day, calling the language a mistake. 

Guess what?  It’s back!

Sometime in the past 24 hours, AT&T changed the TOS again:

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