The FCC Tries Its Own Race to the Top

The FCC seems to have taken note of the Department of Education’s controversial Race to the Top program. “The FCC simultaneously launched the Open Internet Challenge, in which it is inviting the public at a large to create apps that will ‘help consumers enhance, foster, measure and protect Internet openness’ – a kind of Netflix Prize for the Net Neutrality set. Starting February 1, individuals and teams can submit applications to the competition that do things like provide Internet users with real-time information about their network connections.” Competition winners will get a trip to D.C. to present their app to the Commission. (HT: Collin Campbell) [%comments]


A trip to meet with the FCC!!! Where do I sign up?!?!?!

Drill-Baby-Drill Drill Team

Give the Dog a Bone!

I don't want to meet bureacrats in DC and talk with a deputy assistant technical supervisor followed by a lunch at Popeye's Fried Chicken.

What happened to valuable prizes and convertibles presented by showgirls?

How about a giant 8ft novelty check with a giant number figure--let's say 6 figures?

Show me the money! Apples grow on trees. Apps don't.

Mike Pone

This is government at least moving in the right direction. The prize is lame, but it's obviously because government noobs are still in charge.


No one wants to meet with government officials. Money moves people.