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An Effective Federal Broadband Program, Part 3

This is the third in my series of blogs looking at the best way to administer a federal broadband construction program. Since there is talk of having an infrastructure program that might include money for broadband, I hope that the folks at places like the NTIA are giving these issues some thought. 822 more words

The Industry

Control of the Internet

If you follow presidential politics you may have heard a few candidates claim that the US government is giving away control of the Internet. This one puzzled me, and it turns out what they are talking about the transition of the control of the DNS function from US control to a non-profit international body. 637 more words

The Industry

What Got Us Here Won't Get Us Out Of Here (What The USA Should Do Right Now To Recover From The ICANN Mess)

The barn door is wide open and the horse is long gone. So, is there still anything that the USA can do to attempt to mitigate some of the risk from the USA Department of Commerce (DOC) not renewing the contract with the Interent Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN)? 1,732 more words

Professional Development

IANA Transition completed

The much-discussed IANA transition has finally been completed, now that the U.S. Government’s contract with ICANN for IANA Functions has expired. This brings to an end the governmental oversight of these functions, a plan outlined back in… 421 more words

Internet Governance

Y2K 2.0: Is the US government set to “give away the Internet” Saturday?

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Remember the projected Y2K bug disaster? The world’s computers would supposedly go haywire as the clock ticked to January 1, 2000, thus destroying the world and ensuing widespread panic. 2,010 more words

Technology

Tech Giants Urge US Congress to Speed Up Internet Handover to Int’l Agency

As the Obama Administration prepares to cede America’s control of the internet, major tech companies have written a letter urging the president to follow through. 320 more words