There is an interesting thing about having a legitimate 3rd party hard-line / cabled internet service provider, like back when DSL internet had at least 20 different options to choose from. It forces dramatic price and service competition and incentive to innovate faster and better services. With Google joining into the fray of the typically two-party ISP wired provider market Continue Reading
At the Internet Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill event held by the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (IC2 Coalition) a handful of US Congressional Representatives and Senators accept awards for their work in trying to protect the internet.
I had a chance to meet Aaron Swartz several times. He was of the generation I grew up in. He was a great guy and had such a passion. I didn’t know him personally like a best pal but he touched all of our lives. He was a bright light of passion just meeting him the first time. He talked Continue Reading
Troubling news is coming out of East Africa this week. International news media site Al Jazeera has just picked up that on May 24th 2012, Ethiopia ratified new legislation called the ‘Ethiopian Telecom Service Infringement Law’. The Legislation criminalizes any third-party Internet services not run by the state controlled telecom monopoly, Ethio Telecom, with Skype being a focus. However, the ban affects other Continue Reading