Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 20th November 2014
The companies lobbying furiously against strong net neutrality, in one chart
Consumers generally connect to the internet one of two ways. They can subscribe to a residential broadband service from a company such as Time Warner Cable. Or they can subscribe to wireless internet access from companies such as Sprint.
These companies have spent billions of dollars laying cables in the ground (in the case of residential internet access) or erecting cell phone towers (for wireless access) to ensure that customers have fast, reliable service.
Network neutrality is the idea that these companies should treat all internet traffic equally. It says your ISP shouldn’t be allowed to block or degrade access to certain websites or services, nor should it be allowed to set aside a “fast lane” that allows content favored by the ISP to load more quickly than the rest.
Since the term was coined more than a decade ago, it has been at the center of the debate over internet regulation. Congress, the Federal Communications Commission(FCC), and the courts have all debated whether and how to protect network neutrality.
Advocates argue that network neutrality lowers barriers to entry online, allowing entrepreneurs to create new companies like Google, Facebook, and Dropbox. But critics warn that regulating the broadband market could be counterproductive, discouraging investment in internet infrastructure and limiting the flexibility of ISPs themselves to innovate.
In January, an appeals court invalidated FCC regulations designed to protect network neutrality. The agency is currently considering how to respond.
QuickWire: College and Library Groups Petition FCC on Net Neutrality
Netflix is a Data Hog And other myths about Net Neutrality
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2014
Plan for Sylvester Lamin’s course:
- introduce myself – 5 min
- discuss with students how they see the impact of technology on their work – 5 min
- discuss with students the implications of technology on their work – 15
email as unreliable medium
- discuss with students the possibilities, which SCSU resources and Internet resources can provide for collaboration, creativity and streamlining the work of the social worker – 15
File space at SCSU versus other free resources
keeping data in the cloud
collaborating on documents and policies
sharing data with clients
- Other issues, ideas – 10
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 4th September 2014
50 Shades of Mobile
Smart phones (MLDs)
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Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st August 2014
The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy
is a respond to
The Fallacy of ‘Balanced Literacy’
The dispute focus on the administration and its execution in public education.
I think, the dispute is important for educational institutions, libraries in particular, because it reveals the complexity of “traditional” literacy. The same complexity applies no less for other literacies, digital and information ones included.
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