Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
. . . ItÃ¢â¬â¢s called PoliBlog and in the first posting, Verizon honcho and former Congressman from Iowa Tom Tauke explains why Verizon has taken to blogging.
. . . While this may seem a bit counterintuitive, PoliBlog is not intended as a Ã¢â¬ÅcorporateÃ¢â¬Â blog. Instead, it is our effort to find a place in the universal town square. We are players in the communications and broadband worlds. What we do or donÃ¢â¬â¢t do has real impact. So we think we should offer our perspectives and positions on issues and subject them to scrutiny, comment, and debate. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s good for us. And itÃ¢â¬â¢s healthy for the policymaking process.
Now, itÃ¢â¬â¢s entirely possible that Verizon is being slicker-than-slick by . . . not barging out the door and banging all of us on the head with a bunch of one-way arguments on, say, net neutrality . . . only to mess with our heads or spew forth lobbying or PR materials later.
If Verizon doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t . . . however, kudos to the telco for at least trying to join the conversation
Verizon, through its blog, seeks to encourage intelligent discussion of public policy issues affecting the telecommunications industry and Verizon in particular. We will do this by posting our own points of view regularly, engaging in conversation with other posters who offer fact-based comments and reacting to the relevant ongoing blogosphere conversation. While no telecommunications subject is considered off-limits, we will focus on policy issues that have implications for the greatest number of companies and consumers.
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UPDATE: THE POSTS ARE BACK. You can find them at Poliblog
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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