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‘Wealth of Networks’

Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.

Relates to: Global Citizenship, Community Development Solutions, Beyond GDP, Partners/Links, EthicalMarkets.tv – The Money Fix and Money Innovation, Power of Yin, Articles by Hazel Henderson

The Google-Verizon Payment Plan

The Google-Verizon Net Neutrality proposal gives broadband providers lots of leeway to offer preferential treatment to some and to choke off others. This is not an adequate framework to guide Internet policy, especially in a market as concentrated as the United States . The FCC can best set reasonable rules to ensure that the open Internet [...]

276 Former Government Officials Hired As Telecom Lobbyists

News of the movement for June 18, 2010 Former Gov't Officials Hired to Lobby As Congress Looks to Rewrite Telecom Law As leaders in Congress announced a series of hearings this June to tackle huge telecom issues with a focus on the Internet, the top phone and cable organizations that control the majority of the access to the Internet have [...]

74 Democrats sold you out to AT&T, Verizon and Comcast

74 Democrats sold you out to AT&T, Verizon and Comcast. Dear Friend, 74 Democratic members of Congress sold you out to AT&T, Verizon and Comcast. Infuriatingly, they signed an industry-backed letter telling the FCC to abandon efforts to protect Internet users by prohibiting big companies from blocking Internet traffic. [...]

Telecoms operators are well-placed to avoid a “dumb pipe” future, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit

Let's Keep A Sharp Eye On What The Big Boys Are Doing!  - Hazel Henderson, Ed. In the telecoms world, "over the top players"—industry shorthand for Internet companies delivering video and other content over third-party networks—are causing enormous anxiety for telecoms operators, the network owners. The latter worry that customers will [...]

Netroots Flood White House, FCC with Calls to Reclassify Broadband

Netroots Groups Flood White House, FCC with Calls to Reclassify Broadband Members of grassroots Internet groups MoveOn and Free Press have flooded the White House and FCC with calls urging the FCC to assert authority over Internet access providers so that it can carry out a Net Neutrality rule. Cecilia Kang , Washington Post (more…)

Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks – GTM Daily

A Seventh Way To Generate Power from Water: Pico Hydro Can you name all seven without peeking at the answer? Recycling to Become More Popular with VCs? Steve Jurvetson touts Scientific Conservation and Wowd. Linking Smart Meters and Social Networks Finland's vision for the consumer smart grid treads where few countries dare to go: to [...]

The Network Singularity and Supernetworks

The human understanding and relationship with networks is advancing at a breathtaking pace. The progression is so fast we are nearing The Network Singularity: an explosion of extraordinary network comprehension delivering an exceptionally new understanding of our world. People will inhabit new Supernetworks. Already, today, we depend on them for [...]

How the FCC Can Protect the Internet

How the FCC Can Protect the Internet from Pro-Corporate Judges and Greedy Telecoms Net Neutrality ensures a fair Internet. The telecom industry has the money and power to make sure that doesn't happen -- but the people and the FCC can and should fight back. Daniela Perdomo, AlterNet (more…)

The Courts Can’t Take Away Our Internet

News of the movement for April 7, 2010 www.Savetheinternet.com The Courts Can't Take Away Our Internet The ruling for Comcast by the D.C. Circuit Court could be the biggest blow to our nation's primary communications platform, or it could be the kick in the pants our leaders need to finally protect it. Either way, the future of the Internet, [...]

Free Press Media Reform Daily: Who Should Control Broadband?

FCC or Comcast? Who Should Control Broadband? Does the FCC have the legal authority to regulate Internet access? It's a question that could throw a monkey wrench into the FCC's national broadband plan. A case brought by Comcast against the FCC is pending before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the big telecoms are pressing Congress to step [...]

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