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A Twitterstorm in a Courthouse Over Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Broadband Breakfast Staff

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: Great and fascinating article urging a more widespread tolerance of electronics in the courtroom, such as Tweeting.

A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse

As I walked into a federal court in Dallas last Tuesday, waiting to hear the Facebook founder’s testimony, my pockets were filled with the items typical of a paranoid tech reporter on deadline: a laptop, my iPhone, spare batteries, charging cables, backup charging cables, a digital voice recorder, seven different ink pens and at least four of my favorite notebooks. I would broadcast his words to the world as quickly as I could, or watch my laptop die trying.

Here is what I was not prepared for: A stern, six-foot tall retired United States Marshal, built like a brick house and with little time for pleasantries, telling me he’d kick me out of the courthouse if I sent one more tweet about the trial.

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Source: A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse – The New York Times

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Rural Broadband Bill, Semiconductor Letter to White House, FCC March Meeting Agenda

Tim White

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Photo of Sen. Susan Collins from October 2018 by Gage Skidmore used with permission

Broadband Breakfast Insight: Great and fascinating article urging a more widespread tolerance of electronics in the courtroom, such as Tweeting.

A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse

As I walked into a federal court in Dallas last Tuesday, waiting to hear the Facebook founder’s testimony, my pockets were filled with the items typical of a paranoid tech reporter on deadline: a laptop, my iPhone, spare batteries, charging cables, backup charging cables, a digital voice recorder, seven different ink pens and at least four of my favorite notebooks. I would broadcast his words to the world as quickly as I could, or watch my laptop die trying.

Here is what I was not prepared for: A stern, six-foot tall retired United States Marshal, built like a brick house and with little time for pleasantries, telling me he’d kick me out of the courthouse if I sent one more tweet about the trial.

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Source: A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse – The New York Times

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California Net Neutrality, Georgia Broadband Maps, New House Antitrust Bill

Derek Shumway

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Photo of California State Sen. Scott Wiener from Housing is a Human Right

Broadband Breakfast Insight: Great and fascinating article urging a more widespread tolerance of electronics in the courtroom, such as Tweeting.

A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse

As I walked into a federal court in Dallas last Tuesday, waiting to hear the Facebook founder’s testimony, my pockets were filled with the items typical of a paranoid tech reporter on deadline: a laptop, my iPhone, spare batteries, charging cables, backup charging cables, a digital voice recorder, seven different ink pens and at least four of my favorite notebooks. I would broadcast his words to the world as quickly as I could, or watch my laptop die trying.

Here is what I was not prepared for: A stern, six-foot tall retired United States Marshal, built like a brick house and with little time for pleasantries, telling me he’d kick me out of the courthouse if I sent one more tweet about the trial.

[more…]

Source: A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse – The New York Times

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Women Dems Speak Up for FCC’s Jessica Rosenworcel, UTOPIA Fiber’s New Funding, Starlink Speeds Double

Samuel Triginelli

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Photo of UTOPIA Fiber Executive Director Roger Timmerman

Broadband Breakfast Insight: Great and fascinating article urging a more widespread tolerance of electronics in the courtroom, such as Tweeting.

A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse

As I walked into a federal court in Dallas last Tuesday, waiting to hear the Facebook founder’s testimony, my pockets were filled with the items typical of a paranoid tech reporter on deadline: a laptop, my iPhone, spare batteries, charging cables, backup charging cables, a digital voice recorder, seven different ink pens and at least four of my favorite notebooks. I would broadcast his words to the world as quickly as I could, or watch my laptop die trying.

Here is what I was not prepared for: A stern, six-foot tall retired United States Marshal, built like a brick house and with little time for pleasantries, telling me he’d kick me out of the courthouse if I sent one more tweet about the trial.

[more…]

Source: A Trial and a Twitterstorm: On Live-Tweeting From a Federal Courthouse – The New York Times

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