Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

The death of the Internet is at hand. Sound familiar? That’s what Internet pioneer Robert Metcalfe predicted in 1995 when he wrote that spiraling demands on the fledgling network would cause the Internet to “catastrophically collapse” by 1996. Metcalfe, of...
Obama Jumps into the Net Neutrality Debate

Obama Jumps into the Net Neutrality Debate

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama added his voice to the nearly 4 million people who have urged the Federal Communications Commission to preserve the open Internet and protect free speech online. The president’s statement was a clear, concise directive on how...
Can You Hear Us Now?

Can You Hear Us Now?

On a recent Monday night in Brooklyn, five empty chairs stood on stage — one for each member of the Federal Communications Commission. A crowd had amassed in the room for a public hearing to send this message to the agency: Don’t hurt the open Internet. But the...