Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Net Neutrality and the FCC

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 395


Caroline Hunter , Assistant Site Editor , TechTarget - chunter techtarget com


A discussion on the recent FCC Net Neutrality rulings


Caroline will moderate and lead a discussion on the recent FCC Net Neutrality rulings. The following is a short extract of topics Caroline and guests plan to cover:

Net Neutrality through the FCC's Eyes

  • Limiting power of big business
  • Closing the Digital Divide
  • Genachowski's Initiatives

Net Neutrality vs. Network Management

  • Big business helping small business
  • Government as unwelcome complication
  • Broadband corporations as community partners
  • Service fees and packages - comparison
  • Higher education stake in broadband company success

Social Justice, Integrated Progress

  • Government as broadband customer
  • Job growth in telecomm vs. knowledge empowerment
  • Digital Citizenship - First and Second Class

Open Source Community Role in NN Debate

  • Copyleft movement success?
  • Subversive programming in current affairs
  • Resources available to voice position
  • Ways to share expertise - Installfest
  • Policy in government of tech industry vs. government
  • Gaming as method for community engagement


  1. YouTube playlist of meeting (6 parts)

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