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Alton Drew provides advocacy and consulting services in the areas of economic and personal liberty, broadband, and energy. Follow him on Twitter @altondrew; Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/alton.drew.5; or visit him at www.altondrew.com. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.

FCC’s Future Uncertain; Lackluster Broadband Definitions to Blame

Listening to Monday’s net neutrality arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals-District of Columbia left me with the impression that the Federal Communications Commission...

Progressive Ideals Out of Touch with Needs of Minority Communities?

If progressives ever had as a goal the expansion of broadband to minorities, that goal must have fallen off the agenda.  Just as the...

The Direct Way to Capital is Around the Way

Black-owned firms are still feeling the credit crunch post Great Recession as banks, still burned by the failed sub-prime market have made lending requirements...

Obama Administration Touts Its Contributions to Broadband Deployment

Proclaiming the last four years as a period of tremendous growth in broadband deployment, President Obama released last Friday a report that showcases the...

Don’t Worry About the Apocalypse. There’s an App For That.

In the movie, 2012, Woody Harrelson’s character, Charlie Frost, shares with Jackson Curtis, played by John Cusack, his suspicions about the impending end for...

Minority Community Voices Don’t Suffer Because of Rupert Murdoch

The Federal Communications Commission along with opponents of multi-media conglomerates have been raising alarms about how cross-ownership of various media platforms such as newspapers,...

Net Neutrality Still Fails to Promote Minority Commerce

With MetroPCS announcing last week that it will not continue its appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, it means that Verizon...

Getting Ahead of Obama’s National Export Initiative

President Barack Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) hit a milestone on 15 May 2013 as a delegation of business officials and Commerce Department officials...

Will Aereo Expand the Potential of Spectrum? Atlanta Will Find Out

Last Tuesday, Aereo founder and chief executive officer  Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia told Bloomberg West host Emily Chang that Aereo is the beginning of broadcast...

Obama Administration, FCC Can Move Country Forward With Right Spectrum Policies

Expanding high-speed broadband adoption is now a universally accepted national policy goal. It’s hard to believe, therefore, that certain parties seek to impose regulations...