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Google's chief Internet evangelist to FCC: Share use of spectrum, make sure everyone gets on

Vint Cerf, Google's chief Internet evangelist, asks the Federal Communications Commission how it will use spectrum for mobile broadband and ensure universal access.

By Cecilia Kang  |  April 5, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
Categories:  Broadband , FCC , Google  
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Has anyone besides me noticed that every single story posted by Cecilia Kang today concerns Google? Or that most of her writings in the past week likewise do? Or that she fails to critique, or actively supports, Google's agenda in every one?

This posting is a particularly egregious case, because she is giving free space in the Post to the words of Google's "evangelist" (AKA lobbyist) with no comment, criticism, analysis, or alternative point of view. Even though there happen to be some points in the video with which I happen to agree, Ms. Kang's extreme bias toward one corporation -- one which is a primary source of advertising revenue for her blog -- is troubling. How can we trust the Post to report the news faithfully if it allows such blatant bias?

Posted by: LBrettGlass | April 5, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone besides me noticed that every single post on this blog concerns his unhinged paranoia about Google? Or that most of his alleged conduct (someone alleged he violently stalked a reporter) makes sense when you read the numerous comments he makes here and elsewhere? Or has any of Brett's customers noticed how crappy his service becomes when he spends all his time trolling message boards spreading his anti-Google paranoia?

Folks, watch out for Brett, especially if you are a parent with little children.

Posted by: AmyBandini | April 5, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

As one of the people who invented Wi-Fi and has continued to maintain it, I have to take issue with Vint's suggestion that we use Wi-Fi methods to manage access to all new spectrum. Wi-Fi is fine for small networks running at speeds under 50 Mbps, but there are inherent inefficiencies in the way that Wi-Fi mediates spectrum access over larger distances and at higher speeds that make it completely inappropriate for the needs of mobile users. TCP has similar problems with long fat pipes (LFPs) that require a redesign as well.

These systems helped bring us where we are with pervasive broadband technology, but at some point they need to be retired in favor of more efficient technologies if we're serious about supporting the needs of new applications. The Internet of the future will be a mobile, communications-oriented system that will inherit more of its technology from the cell network than from the legacy Internet. This is simply a response to user demands, and we needn't fear it.

Progress is often frightening in the short term, but in the long term things generally work out.

Posted by: richard23 | April 5, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it interesting? Within an hour of the time someone posts a legitimate critique or analysis of Ms. Kang's work, a nasty posting -- from Ms. Kang or a confederate? -- appears claiming that the first poster is a violent child molester. And the Post, which says that it has changed its comment policy and will delete such personal attacks, does nothing about the latter. Hmmm.

Posted by: LBrettGlass | April 5, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it interesting? Within a minute of a story being posted on this blog, Brett Glass comes into these threads to slime the reporter as a Google shill, and when he's called out on his psychosis, he then proceeds to double down and accuse the commenter of being the author of this blog? With no evidence? Part of the pattern. And the Post, which says it would ban Brett Glass for his stalking behavior, has failed to ban him. Hmmm.

Folks, especially those in Wyoming. Beware, there are some serious alleged allegations about his psychotic stalking behavior. Watch your children, especially if you are a customer of

Posted by: AmyBandini | April 6, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: gadema | April 6, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Boy, the flamer above is making my point.

Posted by: LBrettGlass | April 6, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Goulul is so immoral regarding copyreit that using the word evangelist in the same sentence as Gougul is offensive.

Posted by: curtis4 | April 6, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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