net neutrality – fcc order against comcast released

As most of you probably know, the US FCC and its members released a series of press releases at the beginning of August announcing its order against Comcast in respect of its “network management” activities in relation to P2P networks, but not releasing the order.

Well, apparently the order (PDF) has now been released. Haven’t had a chance to read it yet. Should be interesting, particularly given the same or similar developments with Bell and Rogers up here in Canada.

Noticed first on Lessig’s blog and of course in the time I’ve written a tiny little entry he has already churned out a five page letter thanking the FCC

I have a number of half finished posts on the question of net neutrality that haven’t been made public – mostly because they get unbearably long but still don’t do the topic justice. There are other reasons as well but perhaps I will get into it more if and when I decide to finally post something. Suffice it to say that I honestly don’t think the issue is black and white (and hopefully will not be caught in the “if you’re not for us, you’re against us” mentality).

bell’s chief brand officer to speak

Again been a bit lackadaisical on events. Sorry.

Another in the Toronto Board of Trade’s excellent C-Series (as in CEO, CFO, CTO, COO…) tech series. This time its Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and also Bell’s Chief Brand Officer. Needless to say, he’s someone worth listening to. The nub:

Mr. Oosterman will share his point-of-view about new technologies and how to use them to improve business. He will also speak about his experiences in the technology industry and ways technology can be used to increase profits.

At the Toronto Board of Trade – Downtown Centre in 1 First Canadian Place. Friday, March 30, 2007, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Not that expensive, and you also get a chance to mingle with other tech folks.