Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

The U.S. Department of Justice  seems to be the only thing standing between the $4 billion sale of spectrum from the cable companies’ Spectrum Co. to Verizon Wireless, according to multiple news reports. Both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that the FCC is in favor of the deal, but the bigger competitive issue remains on the table at the Department of Justice.

Posted at 10:00am and tagged with: Internet, Access, Connectivity, Broadband, Department of Justice, DOJ, Federal Communications Commission, FCC,.

In many crisis situations, aid agencies are only able to provide assistance through negotiations with a variety of actors—armed groups, health authorities, community leaders—each with its own vested interests. Sometimes compromising basic principles is the price paid for being able to act. Humanitarian negotiations are life-and-death issues for people in need, but they also raise troubling political and ethical dilemmas for the organizations that are engaged in them.         

Posted at 10:19am and tagged with: Humanitarian Efforts, Access, Aid, Relief, Politics, Humanitarian Assistance, Internal Displacement,.

Technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself.