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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Broadband Investment Leviathan

The August 5th issue of The Economist had a compelling cover story entitled "Leviathan, Inc." in which the author notes "[p]oliticians are reviving the notion that intervening in individual industries and companies can drive growth and create jobs." But direct, long-term government management of companies, corporations or, worst yet, entire industries has proven time and again not to be successful.

Simply put, the head of a company makes decisions to maximize the outcome for that company and its owners or shareholders. Any government employee—even one in a role as acting head of a private company—is legally required to make decisions under a far stricter set of guidelines. Guidelines which force the decisions to be made for what is best not for the business they are charged with operating, but for the country as a whole. This is the case even if the decision made by the bureaucrat will result in a 'net negative' to the company and its owners/shareholders.

The article's anonymous author suggests that instead of "pick[ing] winners and coddl[ing] losers," government should improve the environment for all business by reducing regulations, investing in infrastructure, and "encourage winners to emerge by themselves, for example through the sort of incentive prizes that are growing increasingly popular."

Continue reading The Broadband Investment Leviathan . . .

posted by Adam Marcus @ 2:03 PM | Broadband, Communications, Economics, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism, The FCC

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Governments Privatizing Public Utilities Even As Some Want to Convert Internet Into One

Two articles of interest in today's Wall Street Journal with indirect impact on the debate over the future of Internet policy. First, there's a front-page story ("Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parking, Airports, Zoo") documenting how many cities are privatizing various services -- including some considered "public utilities" -- in order to help balance budgets. The article worries about "fire-sale" prices and the loss of long-term revenue because of the privatizations. But the author correctly notes that the more important rationale for privatization is that, "In many cases, the private takeover of government-controlled industry or services can result in more efficient and profitable operations." Moreover, any concern about "fire-sale" prices and long-term revenue losses have to be stacked again the massive inefficiencies / costs associated with ongoing government management of resources /networks.

Of course, what's so ironic about this latest privatization wave is that it comes at a time when some regulatory activists are clamoring for more regulation of the Internet and calling for broadband to be converted into a plain-vanilla public utility. For example, Free Press founder Robert McChesney has argued that "What we want to have in the U.S. and in every society is an Internet that is not private property, but a public utility." That certainly doesn't seem wise in light of the track record of past experiments with government-owned or regulated utilities. And the fact that we are talking about something as complex and fast-moving as the Internet and digital networks makes the task even more daunting.

Government mismanagement of complex technology projects was on display in a second article in today's Journal ("U.S. Reviews Tech Spending.") Amy Schatz notes that "Obama administration officials are considering overhauling 26 troubled federal technology projects valued at as much as $30 billion as part of a broader effort by White House budget officials to cut spending. Projects on the list are either over budget, haven't worked as expected or both, say Office of Management and Budget officials." I'm pleased to hear that the Administration is taking steps to rectify such waste and mismanagement, but let's not lose sight of the fact that this is the same government that the Free Press folks want to run the Internet. Not smart.

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:49 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Who Cares about Broadband?

The folks at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project came out with another installment of their "Home Broadband" survey yesterday. This one, Home Broadband 2010, finds that "adoption of broadband Internet access slowed dramatically over the last year." "Most demographic groups experienced flat-to-modest broadband adoption growth over the last year," it reports, although there was 22% growth in broadband adoption by African-Americans. But the takeaway from the survey that is getting the most attention is the finding that:

By a 53%-41% margin, Americans say they do not believe that the spread of affordable broadband should be a major government priority. Contrary to what some might suspect, non-internet users are less likely than current users to say the government should place a high priority on the spread of high-speed connections.

This has a number of Washington tech policy pundits scratching their heads since it seems to cut against the conventional wisdom. Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post penned a story about this today ("Support for Broadband Loses Speed as Nationwide Growth Slows") and was kind enough to call me for comment about what might be going on here.

I suggested that there might be a number of reasons that respondents downplayed the importance of government actions to spur broadband diffusion, including that: (1) many folks are quite content with the Internet service they get today; (2) others might get their online fix at work or other places and not feel the need for it at home; and (3) some may not care two bits (excuse the pun) about broadband at all. More generally, I noted that, with all the other issues out there to consider, broadband policy just isn't that important to most folks in the larger scheme of things. As I told Kang, "Let's face it, when the average family of four is sitting around the dinner table, to the extent they talk about U.S. politics, broadband is not on the list of topics."

Continue reading Who Cares about Broadband? . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:14 PM | Broadband, Internet, Universal Service

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Our CNET Column: "Just say no to Ma Bell-era Net neutrality regulation"

CNET has just run the guest column, "Just say no to Ma Bell-era Net neutrality regulation," Adam Thierer and I wrote in response to "Just say no to fake Net neutrality" by Derek Turner (of Free Press), which decried the win-win-win compromise suggested by Amazon's Paul Misener, just as Free Press has more recently denounced the compromise proposed by Google and Verizon.

We make a few key points:


  1. History demonstrates the dangers of regulatory capture, and the costs to consumers of regulation from lost investment and innovation.

  2. These dangers and costs far outweigh the purported benefits of regulation (in addressing a non-existent harm).

  3. Broadband markets are competitive enough to prevent the kinds of abuses advocates of net neutrality regulation fret about.

  4. Government could foster more broadband competition by deregulating spectrum and local wireline franchising.


I've been having a lively debate with the commenters on the piece, so feel free to join in! Unfortunately, we don't seem to be getting much substantive engagement with our argument--just the usual mix of "These guys are just corporate whores!" and "Can't you see the sky is falling?"

posted by Berin Szoka @ 10:21 AM | Broadband, Neutrality

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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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Monday, July 26, 2010

Harmony Institute & Free Press Seek to Create Net Neutrality Propaganda

Interesting article in the New York Times today about how the radical media activist group Free Press is now working with an organization called The Harmony Institute toward the goal of "Adding Punch to Influence Public Opinion." The way they want to "add punch" is through entertainment propaganda. The Times article notes that Harmony's mission is "aimed at getting filmmakers and others to use the insights and techniques of behavioral psychology in delivering social and political messages through their work." And now they want to use such "behavioral psychology" and "political messaging" (read: propaganda) techniques in pursuit of Net neutrality regulation.

More on that agenda in a second. First, I just have to note the irony of Harmony's founder John S. Johnson citing "The Day After Tomorrow" as a model for the sort of thing he wants to accomplish. According to the Times interview with him, he says the movie's "global warming message [and] rip-roaring story, appeared to alter attitudes among young and undereducated audiences who would never see a preachy documentary." I love this because "The Day After Tomorrow" was such a shameless piece of globe warming doomsday propaganda that it must have even made the people at Greenpeace blush in embarrassment. After all, here is a movie that claims global warming will result in an instantaneous global freeze (how's that work again?) and leave kids scurrying for the safety of New York City libraries until a quick thaw comes a couple of weeks later. (Seriously, have you seen that movie? That's the plot!) So apparently we can expect some pretty sensational, fear-mongering info-tainment from Harmony and Free Press.

But here's what's better: Do you know who produced "The Day After Tomorrow"? Oh, that's right... Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation financed and distributed that movie!! The man that Free Press casts as the nefarious media overlord set to take over all media and program our brains gave us the greatest piece of radical environmental propaganda of modern times. Now, which does that prove: (A) Rupert Murdoch is hell-bent on programming our minds to embrace a sweeping global warming regulatory agenda, or (B) Rupert Murdoch is out to entertain people and make money? If you answered B, congratulations for being a sensible person. If you answered A, then click here now to start giving money to the Free Press!

OK, so let's get back to Free Press and what they are up to with the Harmony Institute (which I originally thought was an online dating site). Free Press apparently hired Harmony to research public attitudes about Net neutrality and how to influence them. Harmony's Johnson tells the Times they got interested in the Net neutrality because Free Press and the Pacific Foundation paid them handsomely to do so. And it appears Free Press got their money's worth.

Continue reading Harmony Institute & Free Press Seek to Create Net Neutrality Propaganda . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:23 AM | Broadband, Communications, Mass Media, Media Regulation, Net Neutrality

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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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Friday, July 9, 2010

Keep the Internet Corporate-Free Says Anti-Business Free Press

I just have to chuckle at this sophomore opinion piece recently penned by the Free Press. Its main memes: Corporations are evil. Do not trust corporations, because they are evil. And, oh by the way, corporations want to control you and the FCC, because...they are evil.

Good golly, we get it.

Continue reading Keep the Internet Corporate-Free Says Anti-Business Free Press . . .

posted by Mike Wendy @ 8:52 AM | Broadband, Capitalism, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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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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Thursday, June 17, 2010

FCC Seeks to Regulate the Internet...Because It Can

posted by Mike Wendy @ 4:54 PM | Broadband, Communications, DACA, Innovation, 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

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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Thursday, June 10, 2010

What the Oil Spill Really Says About Net Neutrality: Regulatory Capture v. the Nirvana Fallacy

posted by Berin Szoka @ 9:22 PM | Broadband, Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Three Cheers for New Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:37 AM | Broadband, Net Neutrality

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

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

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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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Abolishing the FCC and Other Fun Thoughts

posted by Mike Wendy @ 2:11 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Local Franchising, Mass Media, Media Regulation, Net Neutrality, PFF, Regulation, Spectrum, State Policy, The FCC, The FTC, Universal Service, Wireless

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

FCC Wireless Report Punts - Effective Competition Actually Prevails

posted by Mike Wendy @ 10:25 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, The FCC, Wireless

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Constructive Alternative to Net Neutrality Regulation & Title II Reclassification

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:02 PM | Broadband, DACA, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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FCC Wireless Report Should Conclude Market Competitive, But Will It?

posted by Mike Wendy @ 3:58 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Monday, May 10, 2010

event video: "What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:49 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Friday, May 7, 2010

The Comcast Decision, the FCC's Third Way and the Next Communications Act

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:04 PM | Broadband, The FCC

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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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The Problem with Title II Reclassification of the Internet in a Picture

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:24 AM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FCC: Toothless Regulator or Cop on the Beat?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:28 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Regulation, 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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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reclassification of Broadband Internet Access: No Slam Dunk

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 1:52 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, The FCC, Wireline

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Friday, April 9, 2010

What Accounts for Sudden Public Opposition to Internet Regulation?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:16 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

2 Radio Shows about the Comcast v. FCC Decision

posted by Adam Thierer @ 7:19 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Did You Say You Wanted Another Editorial on the Comcast Decision?!

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:48 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Nobles Must Follow the Law

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:16 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Verizon's Tom Tauke Calls for Congressional Overhaul of Telecom Act; New Regime

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:58 AM | Broadband, Communications, The FCC

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Monday, March 22, 2010

WaPo Slaps the "The FCC's visible hand"

posted by Berin Szoka @ 9:09 AM | Broadband

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Friday, March 19, 2010

States - Leave No Taxable Opportunity Behind

posted by Mike Wendy @ 4:24 PM | Broadband, E-commerce, Generic Rant, Internet, State Policy, Supreme Court, Taxes, The FCC

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The FCC's National Broadband Jigsaw Puzzle

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 3:57 PM | Broadband, The FCC

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What is a "Trust Fund for Public Media" Doing in the FCC Broadband Plan?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:16 PM | Broadband, Mass Media, Media Regulation

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

4 Media Clips about FCC National Broadband Plan

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:53 PM | Broadband

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The Best Quote in the FCC National Broadband Report

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:57 PM | Broadband, The FCC

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

media notice: Tomorrow's C-SPAN "Washington Journal" on National Broadband Plan

posted by Adam Thierer @ 7:15 PM | Broadband

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National Broadband Plan on Privacy Regulation: Another FCC Power-Grab

posted by Berin Szoka @ 2:12 PM | Advertising & Marketing, Broadband, Privacy

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Monday, March 15, 2010

5 Regulatory Hot Potatoes That Could Derail the FCC National Broadband Plan

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:29 PM | Broadband

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A Busy Week for Tech Policy: Broadband Plan, Privacy Regulation, .COM Anniversary & FTC Authority

posted by Berin Szoka @ 6:50 PM | Advertising & Marketing, Broadband, Privacy

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media notice: Tuesday's Diane Rehm Show (NPR) on National Broadband Plan

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:39 PM | Broadband, The FCC

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Will the FCC's National Broadband Plan Really Be Costless?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:06 PM | Broadband

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

More on Muni Fiber Failures

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:03 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's in a Word?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:50 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reflections on Richard Bennett's "Going Mobile: Technology and Policy Issues in the Mobile Internet"

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 2:19 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Running for the Hills: A View from Wall Street on Reclassification of Broadband Internet as Title II Service

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 8:42 PM | Broadband, Communications, The FCC

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welcome to the Wide World of Title II Regulation Google!

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 11:01 AM | Broadband, Internet, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Demystification of Net Neutrality

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 8:32 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Groundhog Day 2010: Should the FCC Reclassify Broadband Internet Service?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 9:29 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

State of the Net: summary of remarks by FCC Commissioners Copps & Baker

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:52 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, The FCC

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Friday, January 15, 2010

R.I.P. Ancillary Jurisdiction; Hello Common Carriage

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 12:44 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC, Wireline

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Summary of Tech Policy Summit Panel 1 at CES: Future of Broadband

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:58 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010: The Year of "Everything Neutrality"

posted by Berin Szoka @ 10:49 AM | Broadband, Neutrality

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let's Make a Deal: Broadcasters, Mobile Broadband, and a Market in Spectrum

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 2:44 PM | Broadband, Communications, Mass Media, Spectrum, Wireless

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Wireless Bandwidth Crunch: Where Will We Find More Spectrum?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:48 PM | Broadband, Spectrum

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Odlyzko on Net Neutrality, Price Discrimination, PrivacyFail, Search & Cloud Neutrality

posted by Berin Szoka @ 5:46 PM | Add category, Broadband, Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism

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Friday, November 6, 2009

A Quantum Gap in Jurisdiction

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 11:20 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Financing Wireless Broadband

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 12:15 PM | Broadband, State Policy, Universal Service, Wireless

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Internet Freedom": How Statists Corrupt Our Language

posted by Berin Szoka @ 10:32 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

George Ou & Bret Swanson on Berkman Broadband Report

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:28 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Net Neutrality Debate with Public Knowledge

posted by Berin Szoka @ 10:35 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Innovation, Neutrality

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Verizon CTO Endorses Metered Broadband, Which Should Allay Net Neutrality Concerns

posted by Berin Szoka @ 5:54 PM | Broadband, Neutrality

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Net Neutrality Regulation => Online Product/Service Definitions => Online Taxation

posted by Berin Szoka @ 9:40 AM | Broadband, Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Do Americans Really Want "Net Neutrality" Regulation?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 7:40 AM | Broadband, Neutrality, Privacy

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Day Real Internet Freedom Died: Our Forbes Op-Ed on Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:52 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism, Wireless

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Fiction of Forced Access "Competition" Revisited

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:02 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is There a Relationship Between Online Safety Concerns and Broadband Uptake?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:43 PM | Broadband, Online Safety & Parental Controls

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

George Ou Sets the Record Straight on Bandwidth Usage Caps

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:41 PM | Broadband, Economics, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good-Bye, Humpty Dumpty?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:52 PM | Broadband, Cable, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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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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Monday, August 3, 2009

Google & Apple: In Collusion or Cut-Throat Competition?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 11:17 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Wireless

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Free Press Hypocrisy over Metering & Internet Price Controls

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:11 PM | Broadband, Cable, Economics, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The (Un)Free Press Calls for Internet Price Controls: "The Broadband Internet Fairness Act"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:15 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Economics, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Slam Dunk on Tiered Bandwidth Pricing

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 1:04 PM | Broadband, Communications

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Prioritize Broadband Stimulus Spending

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 3:48 PM | Broadband, Communications, Universal Service

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Defining a Problem in order to Dictate the Terms of Victory

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 1:16 PM | Broadband, Communications

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nuts & Bolts: A User's Guide to ISP Network Management

posted by Adam Marcus @ 10:19 AM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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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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Saturday, January 24, 2009

NYT's Hansell on Broadband Stimulus "Hooey"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:11 AM | Broadband, Universal Service

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fiber is Nice

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:22 PM | Broadband, Generic Rant

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Novel Thought: Focus on the Economics

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:18 PM | Broadband

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Martin Abandons Unconstitutional Filtering Proposal; What About Obama's Universal Broadband?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 4:18 PM | Broadband, Free Speech, Internet

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cuban on Bandwidth Tradeoffs

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:37 PM | Broadband, Cable, Net Neutrality

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Nemertes "Internet Interrupted" study

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:46 PM | Broadband, Exaflood

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Perils of Thinking of Broadband as a Public Utility

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:45 PM | Broadband, Internet, Municipal Ownership

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Exactly Backwards

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 4:55 PM | Broadband, The FCC, Wireless

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Of Hobgoblins and Kings

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 11:14 AM | Broadband, Communications, Spectrum, The FCC

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Cutting the (Video) Cord: The Shift to Online Video Continues

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:44 PM | Broadband, Cable, Economics, Innovation, Mass Media, The FCC

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bandwidth Cap Hysteria & the Alternative

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:36 AM | Broadband, Economics, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Self Help: The Right Approach to Handset Exclusivity

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 2:18 PM | Broadband, Wireless

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Surprise, Markets Work!

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 2:08 PM | Broadband, Communications

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Does Disclosure Trump Net Blocking?

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 12:29 PM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Exaflood around the world

posted by Bret Swanson @ 2:47 PM | Broadband, Exaflood

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tim Wu on Obama, McCain, and "a Chicken in Every Pot"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:20 PM | Broadband, Cable, Campaign Finance Law, Commons, Communications, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Of "Cartels" and Price Wars

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:11 PM | Broadband, Communications

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Broadband access platforms & speeds over 3 decades

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:02 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet

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Friday, August 1, 2008

If Bandwidth Is Abundant, It Can't Be Scarce, So Why Can't We Have Net Neutrality?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 3:14 PM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tim Wu's Addiction to Regulatory Interference

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 5:50 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality, Spectrum

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Wu's Many Mistaken Metaphors

posted by Bret Swanson @ 2:38 PM | Broadband

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Friday, June 6, 2008

What's Worse Than Rigged Auctions & Internet Censorship? How About Both in One Package!

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:05 PM | Broadband, Free Speech, Online Safety & Parental Controls, Spectrum

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where is the FCC's Annual Video Competition Report?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:05 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Economics, The FCC

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Comcast to move to bandwidth cap / metering solution?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:46 PM | Broadband, Economics, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ike Elliott's "fiber vs. coax" series

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:45 PM | Broadband, Cable

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

My Barbaric Yawp

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 5:18 PM | Broadband, Communications

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Richard Bennett & George Ou filings on network management

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:54 AM | Broadband, Net Neutrality

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Monday, February 4, 2008

TorrentFreak on "Solutions to the BitTorrent Problem"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:45 PM | Broadband, Cable, Net Neutrality

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Getting Broadband Backwards

posted by Bret Swanson @ 12:36 PM | Broadband

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Broadband metering experiment in the works in Texas?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:49 PM | Broadband

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Broadband UTOPIA?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:27 AM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership

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Friday, November 9, 2007

OECD Broadband Portal

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 4:46 PM | Broadband

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WSJ on why free Wi-Fi is failing

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:31 AM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, Spectrum

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

More on Metering Broadband

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:37 PM | Broadband, Communications, Economics, Internet

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Once Again, Why Not Meter Broadband Pipes?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:46 AM | Broadband, Communications

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wi-Fi Piggybacking / Squatting Reconsidered

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:11 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Spectrum

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tribe: Net Neutrality Violates First Amendment

posted by Ray Gifford @ 4:31 PM | Broadband, Communications, Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

As Maine Goes…

posted by Tom Lenard @ 5:11 PM | Broadband, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Taxing Internet Access - A Bad Idea

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 1:15 PM | Broadband, Economics, Taxes

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

FCC Opens the Net Neutrality Pandora's Box a Bit More

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:43 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Tales of Free Wi-Fi

posted by Ray Gifford @ 5:14 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Good Slogans, Bad Policies: Open Access Regulations

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 10:55 AM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless, Wireline

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Why Not Meter?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:06 AM | Broadband, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Net neutrality, pricing, and 2-sided markets

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 10:43 AM | Broadband, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Wireless Net Neutrality?

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 3:29 PM | Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Need. More. TV.

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 3:47 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Internet, Local Franchising, The FCC, Wireline

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The new broadband statistics are out!

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 9:04 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Spectrum, The FCC

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Advertised vs Actual Bandwidth Across Countries

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 2:04 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What disconnect?

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 3:34 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Kennard on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 11:18 AM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Problems in (Muni Wi-Fi) Paradise

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:22 AM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, Spectrum

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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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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Media Regulation and Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:22 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sports and Fetishes

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 4:27 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Events, Internet, Local Franchising, Net Neutrality, Sports, VoIP

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

WSJ on the Broadband Market

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:17 PM | Broadband, Communications, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless

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Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Signs you're in San Francisco

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:24 AM | Broadband

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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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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Microsoft XBOX Live & Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:23 AM | Broadband, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, July 6, 2006

Some Nets are More Neutral Than Others

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:52 PM | Broadband, 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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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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Net Neutrality for Sports -- Forced unbundling by any other name

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:36 AM | A La Carte, Broadband, Cable, 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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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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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Competition Works: An Analysis of Competing Cable-Telco "Triple-Play" Packages

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:19 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Mass Media, Wireless, Wireline

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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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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

CEO Speaks the Truth

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:10 AM | Broadband, Cable, 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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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Net Neutrality: Remembering the Little Ones

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:32 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, DACA, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, VoIP, Wireless, Wireline

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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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The OECD Broadband Rankings

posted by Tom Lenard @ 2:34 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, Net Neutrality, Spectrum

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

So You Still Believe in Infrastructure Socialism?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:55 AM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Mass Media, Wireline

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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 23, 2006

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bundle?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:16 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, 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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Wireless Piggybacking

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:16 PM | Broadband, Communications, Innovation, Wireless

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Monday, March 13, 2006

"The Eden Illusion"

posted by Patrick Ross @ 9:42 AM | Broadband, Communications, DACA, E-commerce, Internet, Net Neutrality

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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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Friday, January 27, 2006

Post-Trinko: Toward an Holistic Approach to Antitrust and Broadband Regulation

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:21 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Communications, Internet, Supreme Court, The FCC, The FTC

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

The Economist on King Content

posted by Ray Gifford @ 4:26 PM | A La Carte, Broadband, IP

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Theoretically Speaking: Trinko and Broadband

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 12:19 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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Friday, January 6, 2006

Of Puppies and Private Carriage

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:42 AM | Broadband, Communications

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Thursday, January 5, 2006

A Meditation on Modularity and Integration

posted by Ray Gifford @ 10:57 AM | Broadband, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Software

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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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Friday, November 4, 2005

New Draft Broadband Legislation

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 8:58 AM | Broadband

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Thursday, November 3, 2005

State and Localities Put on Notice

posted by @ 6:37 PM | Broadband, Cable, State Policy, The FCC

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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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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Paved with Good Intentions

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:40 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Universal Service

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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 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

Looks Like They Were Right

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:33 PM | Broadband, Communications, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Monday, September 12, 2005

More Thoughts on eBay-Skype Merger and What It Means for Net Neutrality Debate in Particular

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:18 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, VoIP, Wireline

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To Be or Not to Be: EBay as Phone Company?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, The FCC, Universal Service, VoIP, Wireline

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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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Friday, August 26, 2005

Broadband Debate in Foreign Affairs

posted by @ 4:26 PM | Broadband

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Reasonableness in Video Service Deployment

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:46 AM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, 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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Friday, August 19, 2005

"The DMV-ization of Broadband"

posted by James DeLong @ 5:08 PM | Broadband

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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

Downsides to Deregulating Broadband??

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 7:00 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Supreme Court, The FCC, Wireless, Wireline

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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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Monday, August 8, 2005

Chairman Martin and Net Neutrality

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:35 AM | Broadband

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Friday, August 5, 2005

Bravo on Broadband

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:15 PM | Broadband

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Thursday, August 4, 2005

Wireline Deregulation: A Broadband Review Lesson

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 9:52 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, The FCC, Universal Service, Wireline

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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

The Promise and Peril of the FCC's DSL Action

posted by Ray Gifford @ 6:12 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Duopoly Watch

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:15 PM | Broadband

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Post-Brand X: A Broader Look at Consumer Protection

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:47 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications

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Thursday, July 7, 2005

A Vote of Confidence

posted by Tom Lenard @ 3:02 PM | Broadband, Communications, Electricity

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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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Chairman Martin on Broadband

posted by Ray Gifford @ 9:02 AM | Broadband

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Thursday, June 30, 2005

FCC Regulation of Service Bundles??

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:30 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, VoIP, Wireline

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Signs of a Not So Cozy Duopoly

posted by Ray Gifford @ 10:54 AM | Broadband, Digital TV, Spectrum

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Broadband Post-Brand X: The Long and Winding Road

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:50 PM | Broadband, Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Wireline

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Dixon Fails at Self-Promotion

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:35 AM | Broadband

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Monday, June 20, 2005

The Origins of DACA

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

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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Video Over Fiber: Rhetorical Ironies and Inconsistencies

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 8:28 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Innovation, Internet, Universal Service

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Friday, June 3, 2005

Nebraska Broadband

posted by @ 3:40 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, State Policy

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SBC Lowers Prices--Consumer Advocates Be Ready To Shriek!

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:18 AM | Broadband

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Texas Tussle: Consumers Lose

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:16 AM | Broadband, Cable, State Policy

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Friday, May 27, 2005

Reality Check for Muni Wi Fi

posted by @ 3:03 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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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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Broadband in the Exurbs

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:05 PM | Broadband

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Flagging Deference

posted by Randolph May @ 10:44 AM | Broadband, Communications, Digital TV

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Broadcast Flag and Minimum Requirements for Broadband

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 1:51 PM | Broadband, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP

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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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Friday, May 6, 2005

What's Left of Title I After the Broadcast Flag Case?

posted by Ray Gifford @ 4:15 PM | Broadband, Cable, Digital TV, IP, The FCC

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Footnotes We Edited Out, or a Convoluted Solution to Redlining

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:05 AM | Broadband, Cable, Wireline

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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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Friday, April 29, 2005

Another Lesson from a Mad River, Courtesy of Professor Lessig

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:25 AM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Friday, April 8, 2005

Arkansas-VON-VoIP

posted by @ 9:47 AM | Broadband, State Policy, 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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Friday, April 1, 2005

Will Colorado Limit Taxation by Regulation?

posted by @ 11:40 AM | Broadband, State Policy, VoIP

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Voluntary Openness

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:17 AM | Broadband

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Brand X: Whither FCC Deference?

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:11 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, Supreme Court, The FCC

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Brand X

posted by Randolph May @ 1:25 PM | Broadband

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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Broadband and Internet Voice: Lessons from a Mad River

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 6:02 PM | Broadband, Communications, The FCC, VoIP

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Thursday, March 3, 2005

Telco Video and Digital Must Carry: Making a "Problem" Worse

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 5:54 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications

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Something Funny Afoot in Florida

posted by @ 4:37 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, State Policy

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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Cable-Telco Video Competition: Beyond Level Playing Fields

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 3:37 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications, General, State Policy

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Friday, February 18, 2005

Philadelphia Wi-Fi

posted by Mike Pickford @ 4:05 PM | Broadband

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Thursday, February 17, 2005

FCC on Wireless Broadband and Must Carry: No Lame Ducks Here

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:05 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications

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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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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Practicing Economics Without a License

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:50 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

CableCards, Competition and Modularity in the Digital Age

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 4:39 PM | Broadband, Cable, Communications

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Municipal Broadband, Public Goods and Public Choice

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:30 AM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership, State Policy

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Thursday, January 6, 2005

Laissez le fiber roulez

posted by Ray Gifford @ 4:57 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership

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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Dodging another appellate bullet

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:09 AM | Broadband, State Policy, The FCC

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Thursday, December 30, 2004

2004 and the Digital Broadband Migration

posted by @ 10:48 AM | Broadband

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Powell Reprise on "'Net Freedom"

posted by @ 7:43 PM | Broadband, E-commerce, The FCC

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Broadband Penetration being Driven by....Broadband Penetration?

posted by @ 3:32 PM | Broadband

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Options narrowed, for now

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 11:37 AM | Broadband

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Monday, December 6, 2004

Look -- up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 2:57 PM | Broadband

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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Cheesesteaks with a side of Wi-Fi

posted by Mike Pickford @ 1:56 PM | Broadband, Municipal Ownership

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Monday, November 29, 2004

No Preemption for Broadband over Powerline

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:42 PM | Broadband, Electricity

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Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Red Herring Returns

posted by @ 10:09 AM | Broadband

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Happy Meals and DVDs

posted by @ 9:39 AM | Broadband

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Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Details, details . . .

posted by Kyle Dixon @ 7:04 PM | Broadband

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Monday, October 25, 2004

In Search of the Third Pillar

posted by @ 4:21 PM | Broadband

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Tech Policy: It's Hard Work!

posted by @ 3:54 PM | Broadband

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Friday, October 22, 2004

Deregulate it and They Will Come

posted by @ 11:02 AM | Broadband

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