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What are they protesting? Whaddya got?

There are at least 99 reasons to grab a bullhorn this summer.
Once more, with feeling

Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

FairPoint layoffs were always part of the plan

While FairPoint executives are saying that the 400 layoffs the company announced last week are related to "workload" and "competition," they're hoping everyone forgot that their business model — especially in northern New England — requires regular down
We Told You So Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 16, 2011
protesters of the week

Do the fight thing

Union flags were flown, loud music roared, and fleets of motorcycles rumbled, as several thousand people marched for civil rights and human dignity, and, in at least one case, to scold moguls for banking gross salaries at the expense of workers.
Bostonians rising in anger -- and action -- against ableism, racism, Verizon, and Fox News
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011

Photos: Protests of Fox News and Verizon

Members of the Boston Media Reform Network (BMRN) protest Fox News at Beacon Hill on August 4, 2011; Verizon field workers and their allies protested Verizon at Post Office Square also on August 4, 2011.
From Beacon Hill to Post Office Square | August 4, 2011

Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?

One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you hav
Net loss
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 08, 2011


Don't be fooled ? the Google-Verizon plan would kill Net Neutrality

Want evidence that Google is just another avaricious, monopoly-minded corporate behemoth? Consider this: Google has retreated from its long-held support for net neutrality and teamed with Verizon to suggest that new laws allow Internet providers to favor
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2010
More on Net Neutrality: Parsing Through Google and Verizon’s ‘Policy Announcement’

More on Net Neutrality: Parsing Through Google and Verizon’s ‘Policy Announcement’

The Google-Verizon Plan and Net NeutralityLast week, we touched upon the net neutrality issue to help explain and add context to the buzz around a...
By Pro Publica  |  August 10, 2010
The Net Neutrality Spat Explained

The Net Neutrality Spat Explained

In recent weeks, top officials from the Federal Communications Commission have held closed-door meetings to negotiate with the country’s biggest communications companies and online service...
By Pro Publica  |  August 06, 2010

Catching up with FairPoint’s decline

We've been telling you for ages how bad the FairPoint deal was for residents of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
On the Ropes Dept.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 27, 2009

FairPoint files for bankruptcy protection

It's official - FairPoint has filed for bankruptcy protection. Here's the spin they're trying to put on it. Bottom line: Worse service, higher rates. FOR IMMEDIATE...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 26, 2009

FairPoint will fail to meet agreements

I've written a fair amount about how bad the FairPoint deal would be was, and is. But I'll hand it to the Concord Monitor, who...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 11, 2009

Your Money

We thought the bailouts were over. They're not. FairPoint Communications, the nightmare that has become northern New England's landline provider, is seeking tax dollars that could help it fulfill the promises made to regulators in Maine, New Hampshire,
Here comes the FairPoint bailout
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 04, 2009