from The Great Debate:

One last chance to save the Internet — from the FCC

By Ev Ehrlich
February 25, 2015

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

As the Federal Communications Commission readies new net-neutrality rules this week, congressional Democrats face a choice: Should they work with the Republicans who control Congress to help pass new rules, or should they stay on the sidelines and leave the matter to a volatile regulatory process, subject to possible undoing in the courts?

from Breakingviews:

Expedia indicates first-class M&A tickets remain

February 12, 2015

By Kevin Allison

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba gives crash course on government relations

January 29, 2015

By John Foley 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

What does an electronic open-air drug market have to do with bringing down dictators? Everything.

By Matthew Gault
January 26, 2015

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

Illustration picture shows binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

from Breakingviews:

SpaceX satellite dream is throwback to 1990s

January 21, 2015

By Robert Cyran

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Congressional proposal offers Internet rules of the road

By John Thune and Fred Upton
January 14, 2015

A photo-illustration shows an iPhone 5 next to a vintage mobile phone in Vodafone's Oxford Street store during an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the first mobile phone call in the UK, in central London

For the past decade, a debate has raged in Washington and across the country about the best way to protect an open, unfettered Internet. The increasing use of smartphones and web-connected products and services make finding the right answer more important than ever.

from Breakingviews:

New tech battlegrounds pitch East against West

January 9, 2015

By Robyn Mak

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

If the Internet becomes a public utility, you’ll pay more. Here’s why.

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
January 6, 2015

An illustration picture shows logos of Google and Yahoo connected with LAN cables in Berlin

The Federal Communications Commission is in the middle of a high-stakes decision that could raise taxes for close to 90 percent of Americans. The commission is considering whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service and, in doing so, Washington would trigger new taxes and fees at the state and local level.

from Breakingviews:

Alibaba in 2016: an imagined letter to investors

December 29, 2014

By John Foley 

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

How to bring North Korea to its cyber-knees

By Matthew Gault
December 23, 2014

North Korean leader Kim gives field guidance at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang

President Barack Obama, during his year-end news conference,  promised a proportional response to North Korea’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. “They caused a lot of damage,” Obama said, referring to the theft and exposure of corporate records and private emails. “And we will respond. We will respond proportionally, and we’ll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.”