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‘A Vast Wasteland' revisited: Newton Minow joins Harvard's digerati to ponder the digital future

‘A Vast Wasteland' revisited: Newton Minow joins Harvard's digerati to ponder the digital future


Imagine this: A newly appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the nation's most important media regulator,  appears before a confab of television big...
By Peter Kadzis  |  September 12, 2011
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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

Internet service falling into place

The details needed to understand where and how to best improve Maine's high-speed Internet connectivity are finally within reach.
Broadband update
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 18, 2011
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

Omission of the day: the Globe's Fairness Doctrine op-ed


Read today's Globe op-ed on the possible return of the Fairness Doctrine, and you'll find yourself t...
By Adam Reilly  |  March 07, 2009