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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Google / Verizon Proposal May Be Important Compromise, But Regulatory Trajectory Concerns Many

Recently, the Washington Post opined that the best way for the FCC to "regulate the Internet" was through a moderate approach, one which places limited authority in the Commission to address behavior that violates long-standing Net Neutrality practices.

The paper notes that Net Neutrality has been "a rule tacitly understood by Internet users and providers alike" for more than a decade. It then mildly rebukes the FCC's proposal to reclassify broadband providers as common carriers - "a move [which] would be a serious step backwards," in their view.

Within this context, the Post sees important compromise in the Google / Verizon legislative proposal, "especially its designation of the FCC as an adjudicatory body such as the Federal Trade Commission rather than one with intrusive regulatory authority."

Continue reading Google / Verizon Proposal May Be Important Compromise, But Regulatory Trajectory Concerns Many . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 9:04 AM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pub Interest Groups Decry Sunlight - Say It's Corrupting FCC Net Neutrality Process


techdirt's hit kind of a new low in the divisive Net Neutrality debate. Mike Masnick writes that the telcos have got their Net Neutrality deal with the FCC because, well, they have some mighty deep pockets, and they're prepared to use them - either for-or-agin the Dems - come election season. Consequently, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski had no choice but to back down from his Net Neutrality / Reclassification madness and give the big boys what they want.

C'mon, Mike! You make the National Enquirer blush.

The "reporting" follows the well worn meme espoused by the Left that when the going gets tough, and the deal looks like it ain't cutting their way - then blame the "monopolists" for corrupting the process. Good lord, get a new riff already.

Free Press, Public Knowledge, MAP and OIC lobbyists (among other "reformistas") have practically installed themselves at the FCC since day one (I think I saw their cots, bedrolls and toiletries there the other day). To claim that they've been left-out strains credulity (as this FCC blog reveals).

Let's see. They've gotten their lobbying dollar's worth out of the Open Internet / Net Neutrality NPRM; the National Broadband Plan; the Wireless Competition Report; the Third Way Statement; the Third Way NOI; the 706 Report; and have supped at the FCC table throughout the "closed-door" Net Neutrality meetings.

Compromise will happen. It should. This is a highly charged debate that has divided many. The FCC hasn't helped any by trying to avoid the will of Congress, end-running around key court decisions, and attempting to jam an innovation-killing rule down the throats of American broadband consumers.

Though I think the Commission is wrong to try to regulate the Internet through broadband Reclassification, I also recognize that some discussion - possibly one that reaches compromise - should occur.

What I do not think is helpful is the idea, seemingly shared by the public interest groups, that "it's our way or no way; and if you get in the way of that - then you're a corrupt SOB."

Mike, remember the elementary school admonition - "sticks and stones..."? I'll bet the network providers do, and it's helped them keep their eye on the ball to ensure that a reasoned ruling comes out of the FCC.

The opposite would be corrupt - a closed process decided by a small handful of elite, "consumer advocates," impervious to reason, debate or the sunlight of opposing viewpoints. Until this summer, it looked like it was going in this direction. Now, thankfully, the process appears to be more inclusive - one which may result in a more fair outcome for all involved.

posted by Mike Wendy @ 8:12 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Free Speech, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

FCC & Free Press - Send Lawyers, Guns and Money to Regulate the Internet

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

So goes the FCC's stacked "706 Report" on broadband this week, which said that Americans aren't getting broadband in a "reasonable and timely basis," the first negative conclusion since the report's inception.

Using the standard developed in the National Broadband Plan (NBP) - which recommends "that every household in America have access to affordable broadband service offering actual download (i.e., to the customer) speeds of at least 4 Mbps and actual upload (i.e., from the customer) speeds of at least 1 Mbps" - the Commission determined that by this benchmark "broadband remains unavailable to approximately 14 to 24 million Americans." (Not that 14 - 24 million Americans don't have high-speed access, as has erroneously been reported.)

The FCC is building its war chest so that it can justify Lilliputian Internet regulation of network providers. Through a number of recent proceedings, statements and reports - e.g., the Open Internet NPRM, Cellular Competition Report, and "Third Way" NOI - the 706 Report traffics in the same meme: network providers just aren't doing their job, so they must be coerced or shamed into proper "compliance."

Not uncharacteristically, The Free Press heralded the new, rather dour (and now redundant) broadband assessment. Said the lugubrious, special interest lobbyists - "Now that the FCC has taken the first step of acknowledging America's broadband problem, we hope that it will advance policies to reverse this decline though the promotion of real competition and true consumer choice."

Continue reading FCC & Free Press - Send Lawyers, Guns and Money to Regulate the Internet . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 10:20 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, Software, The FCC, Universal Service, Wireless, Wireline

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Camel Puts Nose under Tent with FCC "Wireless Model" for Internet Regulation

Julius Genachowski claims his "Third Way" approach to taking over the Internet looks a lot like the benign "wireless model" of regulation.

If it were true, that would be a good thing.

According to Genachowski:

In its approach to wireless communications, Congress mandated that the FCC subject wireless communications to the same Title II provisions generally applicable to telecommunications services while also directing that the FCC consider forbearing from the application of many of these provisions to the wireless marketplace. The Commission did significantly forbear, and the telecommunications industry has repeatedly and resoundingly lauded this approach as well-suited to an emerging technology and welcoming to investment and innovation. In short, the proposed approach is already tried and true.
Presumably, the "wireless model," if applied to the Internet, would spur growth and innovation. But I have a question. In the FCC's NOI, how does the wireless model of "light regulation" apply to, er, the wireless model?

I haven't quite figured out the circularity of that one yet.

Oh, well. Maybe I shouldn't waste my time trying. It seems more apparent than ever that for wireless and wireline broadband service it's not really about regulating "downward" - i.e., deregulating, as is the hallmark of the "wireless model" - but instead, regulating "upward," thus adding regulation.

Continue reading Camel Puts Nose under Tent with FCC "Wireless Model" for Internet Regulation . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:08 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, Spectrum, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The FCC Gets Real Schlick

Said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on May 6th, "The [Comcast] opinion therefore creates a serious problem that must be solved so that the Commission can implement important, commonsense broadband policies..."

I'll say. It's a problem, alright. Yet the chutzpah of the ensuing NOI process - in particular, the FCC asking whether its Net Neutrality workaround to reclassify the transmission element of broadband as a Title II service is worth doing / can be done - doesn't make it any better.

Continue reading The FCC Gets Real Schlick . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:03 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, The FCC

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No Such Thing As Regulatory Predictability When It's Built on an Illusion of Authority

Tomorrow at the FCC's open meeting, it is expected that the Commission will release an NOI that will seek to implement Chairman Genachowski's controversial "Third Way." Ostensibly, his plan will try to chart a reasonable balance to promote an open Internet, while at the same time keeping it free from regulation. To arrive there, the Commission will likely propose to shear away the underlying transmission component of broadband telecommunications services from ISP / information services, and impose only a "handful" (like a dash of salt, I guess) of common carrier regulations on the former to keep the Internet open for applications, services, content and devices (as if it is not now already).

We do not know what's in the NOI, nor the process toward a rule or ruling. That said, it probably doesn't matter. Call me skeptical, but you don't need to be a mind reader or have a well connected lobbyist to understand that the fix is in. Not letting the facts get in the way of the situation, the Internet, through this NOI, is going to be regulated.

Continue reading No Such Thing As Regulatory Predictability When It's Built on an Illusion of Authority . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 9:48 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Friday, June 11, 2010

TechCast #6: OSTWG Report "Youth Safety on a Living Internet"

In PFF TechCast #6, Adam Thierer provides an excellent overview of an important new report from NTIA's Online Safety & Technology Working Group, entitled "Youth Safety on a Living Internet."

(By the way, an additional resource to both the TechCast and the OSTWG report is PFF's 4th edition of Parental Control & Online Child Protection.)

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:41 PM | Capitol Hill, Education, PFF, Privacy

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

AT&T's New Wireless Pricing Plan - Does It Help in the Net Neutrality Debate?

The Deal's Chris Nolter believes AT&T's new wireless data-plan pricing - i.e., billing for tiers of data consumed instead of an all-you-can-eat approach - will affect not just the wireless world, but may also affect Net Neutrality regulations in the wireline space, too.

I'm not so sure.

Though tiered pricing for wired broadband has met with little success, Nolter suggests that if it can be done successfully in the capacity-stressed wireless context, then a positive precedent can be set for similar pricing for wireline broadband providers.

According to Nolter, "AT&T's wireless billing plan may help draw out the FCC on its thinking, and guide the arguments of the broadband providers in the net neutrality negotiations." He blithely adds, "If wired broadband providers can make the case that wireless tiered pricing works, they will have evidence to sway the FCC -- or ammunition to blast the agency's rulings in court."

Continue reading AT&T's New Wireless Pricing Plan - Does It Help in the Net Neutrality Debate? . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 12:57 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mr. Scott Goes to the State Department

Broadcasting & Cable reports that Ben Scott is leaving the radical outfit, Free Press, for the (hopefully not so radical) U.S. State Department. There, he will advise the State Department on "innovation policy."

Hmmm...

Of all the times I have read or heard him speak, the one moment that sticks out in my mind most was an odd exchange five years ago with Senator Byron Dorgan on S. 2686 (regarding this), the 109th Congress' attempt to impose stultifying Net Neutrality mandates on network providers. I say odd only in that, if you don't know how hearings work, questions are scripted. Senators pitch softball questions to favorable witnesses to back up the truths asserted by the inquisitor. For the Democrats on hand, Scott was the "home team" during a hearing run by Republicans (they still had the Congress and could control the hearing agenda).

Continue reading Mr. Scott Goes to the State Department . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:09 PM | Broadband, Capitalism, Capitol Hill, Copyright, IP, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Open Source, Regulation, The FCC

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Amendment Meddling Is Against the Public Interest

It's hard protecting the First Amendment. Especially so in an environment where government sees the limitation in actually the opposite way - a positive right. Something it can use to "nudge" speakers toward their "better angels," which, in their view, rests more comfortably with the "public interest."

Perhaps no organization knows how hard it is better than the ACLU. For almost 40 years, the Left's leading defender of the First Amendment broached no restrictions on perhaps the toughest of First Amendment issues (outside of their "Skokie moment") - campaign finance contributions.

Their policy stated:

Limitations on contributions or expenditures made by individuals or organizations for the purpose of advocating causes or candidates in the public forum impinge directly on freedom of speech and association. Their implementation poses serious dangers to the First Amendment. They should be opposed in candidate as well as referenda elections.

Continue reading First Amendment Meddling Is Against the Public Interest . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 9:38 AM | Capitol Hill, Free Speech, Mass Media, Media Regulation, Privacy, Regulation, The FCC, The FTC

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

NPR Interview on FCC's Third Way

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:31 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Cyber-Security, DACA, Internet, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Privacy, Security, The FCC

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Monday, April 26, 2010

PFF LTE in NY Times - Let's Not Regulate the Internet

posted by Mike Wendy @ 1:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, April 23, 2010

K Street Misinformation Pours into Gutter - FCC Must Know Limits of Its Magic

posted by Mike Wendy @ 2:28 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Longing for Tax Day Simplicity

posted by Mike Wendy @ 4:51 PM | Capitol Hill, E-commerce, Generic Rant, Privacy, State Policy, Taxes

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Step Away from the IT

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:03 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Copyright, Generic Rant, Human Capital, IP

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Good Bye to Senator Dorgan and, I Hope, to the "Tale of the Minot Train Wreck"

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 9:34 AM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Mass Media, Media Regulation

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Regulatory Creep In Evidence

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 11:59 AM | Capitol Hill, Internet Governance, Mass Media, Media Regulation

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Belt & Suspenders

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 5:03 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

iPhone Envy

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 3:15 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Wireless

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jim Moran, Erectile Dysfunction, and Prudery Disguised as Policy

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 10:34 AM | Capitol Hill, Free Speech, Mass Media

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Informed P2P User Act

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 1:36 PM | Capitol Hill, Privacy, Software

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Hate To Say "We Told You So," But Can't Help Myself

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 3:46 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Capitol Hill, Mass Media, The FCC

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Classification, Secrecy & The Transformation of Journalism

posted by Berin Szoka @ 9:06 AM | Capitol Hill, e-Government & Transparency

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Ferree: Satellite Video Regulatory Structure Outdated

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 10:25 AM | Capitol Hill, Mass Media

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Further Oddities in the "Broadband Stimulus" Bill

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 11:03 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Universal Service

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Throwing Good Money After Bad

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 9:21 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Universal Service

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama's Inaugural Address & Technology Policy

posted by Berin Szoka @ 2:28 PM | Capitol Hill

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Most Important Number for Technology Policy in 2009

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:48 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, E-commerce, Internet, The FCC

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

FCC Reform: Scalpel or Steamroller

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 11:38 AM | Capitol Hill, The FCC

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Trade and the 109th Denouement

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:35 AM | Capitol Hill, Economics, Taxes, Trade

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The 2006 Election and Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:23 AM | Capitol Hill

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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Alfred Kahn on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:45 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

Net Neutrality and the Small ISP

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:42 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Economics, Net Neutrality, The FTC

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

To Discriminate or Not to Discriminate?

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:30 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Antitrust and Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:40 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, DACA, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Data Protection Looms: What Price Preemption?

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 11:37 AM | Capitol Hill, E-commerce, Privacy, Privacy

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Misguided Wyden

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:38 PM | Capitol Hill, Net Neutrality

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Censorship and Snakeheads

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:20 AM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Events, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FTC, VoIP

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

"Balance" in the Legislative Process

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 9:53 AM | Capitol Hill, DACA, Net Neutrality

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Friday, June 9, 2006

Rhetoric vs. Reality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:32 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, DACA, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Coping with COPE

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:09 AM | Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Net Neutrality, State Policy, The FCC

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Net Neutrality--How Competition Policy Handles It

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:49 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Data Protection and Small Business

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:25 PM | Capitol Hill

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Net Neutrality in Lake Wobegon

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:45 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Net Neutrality

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Net Neut* Not Important, Says Google

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:35 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Net Neutrality = A Financial Services Industry Free-Ride?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:49 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, Wireline

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Monday, May 1, 2006

Some Thoughts on the New Senate Telecom Reform Draft

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:01 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Mass Media

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

More on Saving the Internet

posted by Patrick Ross @ 6:40 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, E-commerce, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Progress in the Debate on Local Telecom Reform?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:24 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, General, Internet, Municipal Ownership, State Policy, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, April 6, 2006

New Neutrality Proposals: Ask Me No Questions, Tell Me No . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:54 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Monday, April 3, 2006

Build-Out Requirements... No, Thank You.

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 1:04 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Adjudicating Network Neutrality: Upsides, Downsides and Practical Implications

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:47 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Network Neutrality: It's the Jurisdiction, Stupid

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:22 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, VoIP, Wireline

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Did Senators Hear Randy's Call for Reform?

posted by @ 8:43 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, State Policy, The FCC, Think Tanks, Wireline

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Worms in the Apple?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:02 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, January 26, 2006

ChoicePoint Pays the Price

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:14 PM | Capitol Hill, E-commerce, Privacy, The FTC

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Friday, November 18, 2005

In Search of Appropriate Social Goals in Communications Regulation

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:12 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Free Speech, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Monday, November 14, 2005

New Blood at Commerce

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:09 AM | Capitol Hill, General, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Privacy

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Thursday, November 3, 2005

A Silver Lining to Net Neutrality Merger Conditions?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 4:02 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, October 14, 2005

Crossing Thresholds: Questioning the Ends and Means of Social Regulation in Communications

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:38 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, General, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Google, Do You Really Want to Be a Telecom Company?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:37 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Mass Media, Municipal Ownership, Net Neutrality, Wireless

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Think Tank Consensus Builds on the Telecom Discussion Draft

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:22 AM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Wireline

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Metaphysics of Communications Reform

posted by Randolph May @ 12:30 PM | Capitol Hill

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Communications Reform and "Social" Obligations: Looking for Another Way

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:27 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireline

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Long Live Public Interest Regulation!

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:07 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Mass Media, VoIP, Wireline

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Barton Draft--Quick Reactions

posted by Randolph May @ 3:22 PM | Capitol Hill

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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Public Safety Tradeoffs Post-Katrina

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 5:37 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Internet, Interoperability, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

GoogleTalk and Net Neutrality: A Cautionary Tale

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:39 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, VoIP, Wireline

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Answering the Call?

posted by @ 3:01 PM | Cable, Capitol Hill, State Policy, The FCC

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Non-Aspen Post of the Day

posted by @ 11:44 AM | Capitol Hill, State Policy, The FCC

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Friday, August 19, 2005

The FCC and Organization Development

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 10:17 AM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Spectrum, The FCC, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Net Neutrality Mandates After the FCC's Policy Statement

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:05 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireline

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Interconnection

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:18 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, The FCC, Wireline

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Friday, July 29, 2005

A Bouquet for the Commission

posted by @ 2:11 PM | Capitol Hill, State Policy, The FCC

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

An Historic Step

posted by Randolph May @ 4:12 PM | Capitol Hill

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Cold Water on Chances for Telecom Reform

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:09 AM | Capitol Hill

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Thursday, July 7, 2005

Openness Post-Brand X: It begins . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:18 PM | Broadband, Cable, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court

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Monday, June 20, 2005

DTV and Universal Service

posted by Ray Gifford @ 8:37 PM | Capitol Hill, Digital TV, Spectrum, Universal Service

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The Origins of DACA

posted by Ray Gifford @ 8:22 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, The FCC

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

The Ho-Hum on Communications Taxes

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:31 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, General, State Policy, Universal Service

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Monday, May 23, 2005

DTV and Wireless Broadband: Come Now, Folks . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 5:10 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Digital TV, Spectrum, Wireless

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Sunday, May 8, 2005

The Art of the DTV Deal: Continued

posted by Ray Gifford @ 5:15 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Digital TV, Spectrum, The FCC, Wireless

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Thursday, May 5, 2005

CA Consumer Bill of Rights: It's Baaaaack . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 5:47 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Net Neutrality, VoIP

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Thursday, April 7, 2005

A Little Telecom Reform May Go a Long Way in the Short Run

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 10:52 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, Innovation, Think Tanks

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Aspen Conference Kicks Off Federal Institute for Regulatory Law & Economics

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 7:36 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Economics, Electricity, Events, General, IP, Think Tanks

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Monday, March 14, 2005

Busy Week on the Hill

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:11 PM | Capitol Hill

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Monday, March 7, 2005

The Hill This Week

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:23 AM | Capitol Hill

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Friday, March 4, 2005

DACA Co-Chairs Testify

posted by Ray Gifford @ 7:05 PM | Capitol Hill

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

AT&T Loses $500 Million Gamble

posted by @ 9:13 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, Communications, The FCC

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Rumblings from Boulder: Consensus and Next Steps in Telecom Reform

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:55 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, IP

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Digital Age Communications Act

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:31 PM | Broadband, Capitol Hill, Communications, The FCC, Wireless

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Monday, January 24, 2005

Power Play Contd.

posted by Patrick Ross @ 4:02 PM | Capitol Hill

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Monday, January 10, 2005

State of the Net

posted by Patrick Ross @ 4:01 PM | Capitol Hill, Communications, IP

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