A newly appointed
chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the nation's most
important media regulator, appears
before a confab of television big wigs and reads the assembly the riot act.
The chairman opens by
making it clear that he is not impressed with television programming, which in
the course of his speech he characterizes as "a vast wasteland".
Last week, we touched upon the net neutrality issue to help explain and add context to the buzz around a forthcoming Google-Verizon deal. That "deal," as you may have heard, was announced on Monday.
The first thing to note is that it's not an actual deal.