Net Neutrality is about Competition, Not Content

Forget everything you’ve heard about Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is not about content, it’s about poles. In this episode, listen to Coco explain Net Neutrality in a way you probably haven’t heard before.

The FCC’s new rules for the open Internet are much more about fostering competition and taking on…

What You’ve Heard About Net Neutrality is Wrong

Forget everything you’ve heard about Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is not about content, it’s about poles. Your city is so dotted with utility poles you probably even don’t notice them. Those poles are the real reason why the FCC needed to change the rules around the Internet. To understand…

Net Neutrality Summary: What the FCC Did

Net Neutrality has many definitions floating through the ether. For starters, though, here is our take on what the FCC did. If you want the quick and dirty, below is a bare summary of the rules, or you can read all 400 pages here. Included mobile broadband in the…

DARPA’s jetpack will help soldiers run faster, stronger

DARPA. DARPA. DARPA. Dude, DARPA’s making a jetpack to help you run faster. DARPA is the government’s innovation department. They invented the Internet and GPS, among other things. Once DARPA invents something and rolls it out, entrepreneurs come through and bring it to market for the rest of us….

AT&T: If you build your own broadband then we don’t get any of your tax money

AT&T Wants Your Tax Dollars The only problems we have in America are bad ideas. Here, AT&T is pushing the federal government to stop small towns from providing rural internet service where AT&T won’t. Instead, they want to be given tax dollars to do it. Why? Because the “free…

Meet Nathan Stooke of Wisper Wireless Internet

Nathan Stooke, founder and CEO of Wisper Wireless Internet, is our new hero! Nathan joined me on the radio on Coco Soodek Live on June 4 and he told me his story. Back in 2003, before the Internet had become so indispensable, Nathan decided to start a company to…

How Slow Internet is Costing You Real Money

Slow internet has real costs and dangers. First, and most obviously, slow internet is annoying. Waiting for videos to buffer, websites to load and e-mails to send makes you work slower, your day longer and your frustrations greater. But, slow and spotty internet costs us more than just time…

Tell the FCC to Reclassify ISPs as Common Carriers

For once, the FCC is listening – but you have to talk! Just copy and paste the text below and send it to the FCC: [dropshadowbox…

Watch Your Words on the Web (you are really not anonymous anymore)

This is the most embarrassing story I’ve heard in a long time. The Landfill King of New Oreleans was under investigation for various corruptions. Lower lever compatriots of the Landfill King had pled guilty and were ready to testify for the prosecution. But, last week, the Feds abruptly dropped…