At the 2006 O'Reilly Media Emerging Telephony Conference, David Isenberg recited a hilarious Dr. Seuss-style poem, a call to arms against a proposed U.S. telecom bill. The new law would create a tiered, prioritized telecommunications industry, where ISPs would have the right to provide preferential access to their own VOIP and IPTV services for customers on their networks. Isenberg has organized the Freedom to Connect conference to educate and advocate for "net neutrality," an open internet that doesn't favor one kind of information or source of information over others.
[Due to language, this program is not family/work safe.]
David S. Isenberg spent twelve years at AT&T Bell Labs until his 1997 essay "The Rise of the Stupid Network" was received with acclaim everywhere in the global telecommunications community with one exception: at AT&T itself! So Isenberg left AT&T in 1998 to found isen.com, LLC, an independent telecom analysis firm based in Cos Cob, Connecticut, and to publish The SMART Letter, an open-minded commentary on the communications revolution and its enemies. Today he is fellow of the Berman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
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