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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How Many Times Has Michael "Dr. Doom" Copps Forecast an Internet Apocalypse?

How many times can FCC Commissioner Michael Copps declare the Internet dead? Like a fire-and-brimstone preacher bombastically bellowing sermons warning of the impending End Times, Commissioner Copps has made a hobby out of declaring the Internet dead and buried unless drastic steps are taken right now to save cyberspace! The problem is, he's being saying this for the past decade and yet, despite generally laissez-faire policy in this arena, the Internet is still very much alive and well.

His biggest beef, of course, is Net Neutrality regulation--or the current lack thereof. He fears that without such a "Mother, May I" regulatory regime in place, the whole cyber-world is heading for eternal damnation. Echoing the fears of other Internet hyper-pessimists, Copps concocts grand conspiracy stories of nefarious corporate schemers hell-bent on quashing our digital liberties and foreclosing all Internet freedom.

Way back in 2003, for example, Comm. Copps delivered a doozy of a sermon at the New America Foundation entitled, "The Beginning of the End of the Internet." In the speech, Copps lamented that the "Internet may be dying" and only immediate action by regulators can save the day. Copps laid on the sky-is-falling rhetoric fairly thick: "I think we are teetering on a precipice . . . we could be on the cusp of inflicting terrible damage on the Internet. If we embrace closed networks, if we turn a blind eye to discrimination, if we abandon the end-to-end principle and decide to empower only a few, we will have inflicted upon one of history's most dynamic and potentially liberating technologies shackles that make a mockery of all the good things that might have been."

But that's hardly the only such fire-and-brimstone sermon that Rev. Comm. Copps has delivered about the death of the Internet.

Continue reading How Many Times Has Michael "Dr. Doom" Copps Forecast an Internet Apocalypse? . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:33 PM | Net Neutrality, The FCC

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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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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Net Neutrality, Banned Business Models & Price Controls

I continue to be mystified by the contention of some Net neutrality advocates that it is not a form of economic regulation. The reality, of course, is that Net neutrality would ban business models and necessitate price controls. If that ain't regulation, I don't know what is. As Robert Litan and Hal Singer note in their new Harvard Business Review essay, "Why Business Should Oppose Net Neutrality," "Non-discrimination under the FCC's net neutrality proposal means that ISPs cannot offer enhanced services beyond the plain-vanilla access service to content providers at any price." Thus, any type of service prioritization or price discrimination would be prohibited under the FCC's Net neutrality regulatory regime.

As I explained in this earlier essay and in the video below, this would be a disaster for investment, innovation, and consumer welfare. Differentiated and prioritized services and pricing are part of almost every industrial sector in a capitalistic economy, and there's no reason things should it be any different for broadband. As Litan and Singer note, "The concept of premium services and upgrades should be second-nature to businesses. From next-day delivery of packages to airport lounges, businesses value the option of upgrading when necessary. That one customer chooses to purchase the upgrade while the next opts out would never be considered 'discriminatory.'"

And let's not forget, something has to pay for Internet access and investment in new facilities. Differentiated services can help by allowing carriers to price more intensive or specialized users and uses to ensure that carriers don't have to hit everyone - including average household users - with the same bill for service. Why would we want to make that illegal through Net neutrality regulation and the misguided price control schemes of a bygone regulatory era?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:30 PM | Economics, Net Neutrality

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Net Neutrality & the First Amendment

There are few things I find more annoying in the Net neutrality wars than the silly assertion by groups like Free Press and other regulatory radicals that "Net neutrality is the Internet's First Amendment." It's utter rubbish as I have documented here many times before. But now Sen. Al Franken is running around sputtering such nonsense, as he did in this recent CNN.com editorial, claiming that "Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time." The folks at CNN invited me to response and below you will find the piece PFF press director Mike Wendy and I submitted.

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"Big Government the Real Threat to Internet"

by Adam Thierer & Mike Wendy

In his recent CNN.com opinion piece, "Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time," Sen. Al Franken claims that "our free speech rights are under assault -- not from the government but from corporations seeking to control the flow of information in America."

He alludes to potential corporate blocking of online products and speech and says, "If that scares you as much as it scares me, then you need to care about net neutrality."

Chicken Little, call your office!

Such sky-is-falling scare tactics are all too common in the heated debate over net neutrality regulation, but actual evidence of such nefarious corporate scheming is nowhere to be found. Perhaps that's why Franken resorts to such tall tales.

Moreover, his reading of the First Amendment is at odds with the one most of us learned about in civics class ("Congress shall make no law..."). His would empower regulators by converting the First Amendment from a shield against government action into a sword that bureaucrats could wield against private industry.

Continue reading Net Neutrality & the First Amendment . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:46 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

CNBC Debate on Net Neutrality Regulation & Pricing Freedom

Today I appeared on CNBC's "Power Lunch" to debate Net neutrality issues and the specific role of pricing in this debate. [video down below] Specifically, the producers wanted to know whether websites should be allowed to pay a higher fee to allow consumers faster access to their sites or should it be equal for every website. The show was partially a response to the rumors that the may be some sort of deal pending between Verizon and Google about prioritized services. On the program, I was up against Craig Aaron of Free Press. During the discussion I made several points, many of which first appeared in my 2005 essay on "The Real Net Neutrality Debate: Pricing Flexibility Versus Pricing Regulation." Here are the key points I tried to get across:


  • In a free-market economy, companies should be able to freely set prices for goods and services without fear of government price controls.

  • This isn't about consumers paying more for basic Internet access or having their connections "slowed down"? This is about whether the government will allow some broadband services to be differentiated or specialized for unique needs, such as online gaming, live event telecasts, secure telepresence conferences, telemedicine, etc.

  • Differentiated and prioritized services and pricing are part of almost every industrial sector in a capitalistic economy. (ex: airlines, package shipping, hotels, amusement parks, grades of gasoline, etc.) Why should it be any different for broadband?

  • It's always important to remember that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Something has to pay for Internet access. It doesn't just fall like manna from heaven. Differentiated services may help in this regard by allowing carriers to price more intensive or specialized users and uses to ensure that carriers don't have to hit everyone - including average household users - with the same bill for service. Why should the government make that illegal through Net neutrality regulation?

  • Heavy-handing tech mandates - especially Internet price controls - could have a profoundly deleterious impact on investment, innovation, and competition. After all, there can be no innovation or investment without a company first turning a profit. We don't want to return to the era of rotary-dial regulated monopoly, in which our choices were few and our services were standardized and rudimentary. We should let our current experiment with facilities-based, head-to-head competition continue.


Video follows below the fold.

Continue reading CNBC Debate on Net Neutrality Regulation & Pricing Freedom . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:38 PM | Economics, Net Neutrality

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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

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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FCC "Third Way" Plan = Beginning of Big Government Broadband Era

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:34 PM | Net Neutrality, 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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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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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wireless Networks & Lemonade Stand Economics

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:39 PM | Economics, Innovation, Net Neutrality, 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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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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FCC Loses Comcast Case: End of Line for FCC's Creative Claims of Authority?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:26 AM | Communications, Net Neutrality

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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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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The 5-Part Case against Net Neutrality Regulation (Debate vs. Ben Scott of Free Press)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:10 PM | Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Will the FCC's Nat'l Broadband Plan Be "Full Employment for Lawyers"?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:17 AM | Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Monday, February 22, 2010

CTIA's Refutation of Tim Wu's 2007 Wireless Net Neutrality Paper

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:04 PM | Economics, Net Neutrality, Wireless

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Reason TV on Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:28 PM | Net Neutrality, The FCC

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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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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

State of the Net conference panel on Net Neutrality & Investment

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:35 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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Monday, December 21, 2009

The "Problem of Proportionality" in the Debate over Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:49 AM | Net Neutrality

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

The First Amendment & Net Neutrality: Be Careful What You Wish For

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:41 AM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FCC Enters Parallel Universe on First Amendment & Net Neutrality Issues

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:41 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Net Neutrality Regulation & the First Amendment

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:15 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is the FCC Becoming the Federal Cloud Commission?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:18 PM | Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reviving Open Access

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 5:36 PM | Cable, Net Neutrality, Neutrality, The FCC

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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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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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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Net Neutrality, Trade-Offs & the "Bandwidth Hog Tax"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:57 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Internet: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Break It

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 2:53 PM | Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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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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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why Congestion Pricing for the iPhone & Broadband Makes Sense

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:02 PM | Economics, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mixed Messages on Net Neutrality

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 3:48 PM | Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, Regulation, The FCC

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Is Apple's iPhone the End of Innovation? Hahn & Singer on Handset Exclusivity Fears

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:29 PM | Innovation, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Google Voice & the Slippery Slope of Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:18 PM | Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jenkins on Net Neutrality & Free Press Hypocrisy over Metering

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:47 PM | Economics, Net Neutrality

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Bret Swanson's "Leviathan Spam": A Poetic Rebuttal of Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Berin Szoka @ 12:21 PM | Net Neutrality

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Apple, Spotify & the Threat of FCC High-Tech Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:29 AM | Net Neutrality, The FCC

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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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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

You'd Have to Be Smoking Dope to Believe the Zittrain-Lessig Thesis

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:07 PM | Commons, Net Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism

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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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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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Slate's Manjoo on Apple iPhone Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:05 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Net Neutrality, The FCC, Wireless

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zittrain's Pessimistic Predictions and Problematic Prescriptions for the Net

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:52 AM | Advertising & Marketing, Books & Book Reviews, Capitalism, Googlephobia, Googlephobia, Innovation, Internet, Interoperability, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, Philosophy / Cyber-Libertarianism, Privacy, Search

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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, 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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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Google's MeasurementLab.net Now Makes Network Management Transparent--So Why Mandate Net Neutrality?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 11:52 AM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Are Gamers Served by More Government Regulation and Spending?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:05 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality, Universal Service

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bandwidth, Storewidth, and Net Neutrality

posted by Bret Swanson @ 11:56 AM | Net Neutrality

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Nuts and Bolts: Network neutrality and edge caching

posted by Adam Marcus @ 2:00 AM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Net Neutrality & the White Hot Spotlight of Public Attention

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:04 PM | Net Neutrality

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Googlephobia: Part 6 - The Left Begins to Turn on Google

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:00 PM | Net Neutrality, Privacy

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Cuban on Bandwidth Tradeoffs

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

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Net Neutrality, Free Speech, and Tim Lee's New Paper

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:24 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Tech Policy Trick or Treat

posted by Barbara Esbin @ 8:43 AM | Communications, Events, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Point of View: Net Neutrality Regulation in the United States

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 10:21 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Feds and Internet Service Providers Don't Mix"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:08 PM | Cable, Net Neutrality

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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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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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Monday, August 4, 2008

Cerf on managing networks & the need for industry discussion

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:24 PM | Internet Governance, Net Neutrality

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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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Tim Wu's "Mother-May-I" World of Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:50 AM | Internet, Municipal Ownership, Net Neutrality

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our First Net Neutrality Law: Congrats to our Big Gov't Opponents

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:28 AM | Internet Governance, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The 'Contradictory Ideals' of Internet for Everyone campaign

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:59 PM | Innovation, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is There an Openness-Bandwidth Trade-off?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:21 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Justine Bateman, Net Neutrality & Celebrity Witnesses

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:51 AM | Generic Rant, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Common Sense Prevails -- The Exaflood Goes On

posted by Bret Swanson @ 10:19 AM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Concurrency modeling" for bandwidth / network management

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:04 PM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Net Neutrality: Prelude to Structural Separation?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:26 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, February 22, 2008

The Network is the Computer

posted by Bret Swanson @ 12:41 PM | Exaflood, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Case Of “Be Careful What You Ask For”

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 11:05 AM | Communications, Net Neutrality

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Richard Bennett & George Ou filings on network management

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

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Friday, February 8, 2008

podcast about broadband network managment policies

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:52 PM | 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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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Internet Freedom--Real vs Imagined

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:16 PM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

George Ou on Comcast traffic management and NN

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:34 PM | Net Neutrality

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Bruce Owen on "Antecedents to Net Neutrality"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:24 PM | Cable, Communications, Internet, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Response to Christian Coalition-NARAL call for net neutrality regs

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:07 PM | Free Speech, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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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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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New reports on Skype-Wu wireless Net Neutrality proposal

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:34 PM | Net Neutrality, Wireless

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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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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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Friday, April 6, 2007

Frontline, Reed Hundt and Net Neutrality

posted by Jeff Eisenach @ 10:37 AM | Communications, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Economists' Statement on Net Neutrality

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 9:47 AM | Net Neutrality

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cisco's Bob Pepper on Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:52 AM | Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

FCC Inquiry on Net Neutrality

posted by Scott Wallsten @ 5:06 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Cell Phone Blocking?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:52 PM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Net Neutrality in the States

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:23 AM | Net Neutrality, State Policy

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Wu, Skype, Walled Gardens and "Openness"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:31 AM | Net Neutrality, Wireless

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Additional Concerns with the Skype-Wu Proposal

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:38 AM | Net Neutrality, Wireless

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Skype Asks FCC to Impose Carterfone Regs on Wireless

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:54 PM | Interoperability, Net Neutrality, Wireless

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lawyers, Lawsuits and Net Neutrality Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:10 PM | Net Neutrality

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Peter Huber on Why Lawyers Will Love Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:20 PM | Net Neutrality

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Bret Swanson on Net Neutrality & the "Coming Exaflood"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:00 AM | Net Neutrality

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chris Yoo on Network Neutrality

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 9:08 AM | Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dispatch from CES: More on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 12:04 PM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Dispatch from CES - Day 3 (Net Neutrality Panel)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:01 PM | Generic Rant, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

What Was the Biggest Tech Policy Story of 2006?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 3:49 PM | Generic Rant, Net Neutrality

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ongoing T/BLS recriminations

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:45 PM | Communications, Net Neutrality, The FCC

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Net Neutrality Quiz

posted by James DeLong @ 8:09 AM | Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Illogical Fears about Online Gaming & Net Neutrality

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:38 PM | Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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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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Monday, October 30, 2006

Microsoft & Net Neutrality

posted by James DeLong @ 12:37 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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Monday, October 9, 2006

Net Neutrality

posted by James DeLong @ 2:15 PM | Net Neutrality

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

The Only Thing Certain is Change

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 12:16 PM | Net Neutrality

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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, September 13, 2006

The Magic Number of Competitors

posted by Patrick Ross @ 4:29 PM | Cable, Economics, Net Neutrality

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Momentum for the FTC?

posted by Ray Gifford @ 10:41 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Net Neutrality, The FCC, The FTC

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Let the FTC Do It

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:21 AM | Net Neutrality, The FCC

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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, 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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Friday, July 14, 2006

Ed Felten on Net Neutrality

posted by Ray Gifford @ 12:46 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, July 7, 2006

eBay-Google Battle Over Online Payments

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:38 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, E-commerce, Innovation, Internet, Net Neutrality

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Coase, Property Rights, Regulation and Rentseeking

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:36 AM | Cable, Digital TV, Economics, IP, Innovation, 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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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

Ray Weighs in on Net Neutrality

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 11:40 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

John Edwards' Frightfest on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 7:10 PM | Net Neutrality

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"Balance" in the Legislative Process

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

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WaPo on Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 9:36 AM | 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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Previews of the World of Net Neutrality . . .

posted by James DeLong @ 1:01 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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VoIP gets regulated up

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:54 AM | Net Neutrality, VoIP

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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, June 6, 2006

We have officially entered bizarro-world

posted by Ray Gifford @ 9:56 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, June 2, 2006

Network Neutrality: Reflections on a "Third Way"

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 9:10 AM | Net Neutrality

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Thursday, June 1, 2006

A Natural End to Net Neutrality: Why Only the Lawyers Win

posted by Ray Gifford @ 6:53 PM | Net Neutrality

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Impact of Net Neutrality

posted by James DeLong @ 8:24 AM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Net Neutrality Question

posted by James DeLong @ 9:23 AM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Sensenbrenner Bill and Antitrust

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:04 PM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Internet, Net Neutrality, Sports

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Hillary Clinton, Net Neutrality Regulation & the Great Leap of Faith

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:47 PM | Free Speech, Net Neutrality

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Search Engine Neutrality

posted by James DeLong @ 2:29 PM | Net Neutrality

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"Didn't You Get That Memo?"

posted by Patrick Ross @ 12:29 PM | Net Neutrality

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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 19, 2006

Un-Neutral Neutrality--Postmodern Conundrums

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:44 AM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, May 15, 2006

The Video Revolution

posted by Patrick Ross @ 9:34 AM | 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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Monday, May 8, 2006

Net Neutrality Regs Could Threaten Online High-Def Video

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:51 PM | Innovation, Internet, Mass Media, Net Neutrality

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Friday, May 5, 2006

Yoo v. Wu

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:43 AM | 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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Do You Really "Save the Internet" By Regulating It?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:07 AM | Cable, Communications, Free Speech, Net Neutrality, Wireline

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

A Market to Keep the Net Neutral

posted by Ray Gifford @ 12:08 AM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Price Discrimination in Buenos Aires

posted by Patrick Ross @ 5:25 PM | Digital Americas, Net Neutrality

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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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Friday, March 31, 2006

"Google, Microsoft Subject to Net Neutrality Complaints"

posted by Randolph May @ 1:57 PM | Net Neutrality

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Net Neutrality: The Small Consumers' Burden

posted by Ray Gifford @ 10:50 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Friday, March 17, 2006

AARP Misguided

posted by Patrick Ross @ 4:33 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Technologist's Take on "Net Neutrality"

posted by Ray Gifford @ 3:35 PM | Net Neutrality

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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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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Net Neutrality and the editorialists

posted by Ray Gifford @ 7:55 AM | Net Neutrality

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Monday, March 6, 2006

A Short History of Equality for Networks

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 3:06 PM | Net Neutrality

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Possible Conditions on the AT&T-Bell South Deal

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:57 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Communications, Net Neutrality, Wireless, 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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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Municipal Broadband and Net Neutrality

posted by Patrick Ross @ 1:50 PM | Net Neutrality

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Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Kyle and the Senators

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:30 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, February 3, 2006

Net Neutrality and Kelo

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:21 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

This Consumer Chooses Choice

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:03 PM | Net Neutrality

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Friday, December 16, 2005

The New Unbundling: Net Neutrality

posted by Ray Gifford @ 1:11 AM | Net Neutrality

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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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Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Real Net Neutrality Debate: Pricing Flexibility Versus Pricing Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:11 AM | Communications, Mass Media, Net Neutrality, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

VoIP Blocking: The Case of Clearwire

posted by Ray Gifford @ 2:53 PM | Net Neutrality, VoIP

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Tivo, Comcast, Modularity and Producer Surplus

posted by Ray Gifford @ 3:19 PM | Net Neutrality

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Sunday, March 6, 2005

The VoIP Blocking Consent Decree

posted by @ 6:24 PM | Net Neutrality, The FCC, VoIP

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Lessig on Coase

posted by Tom Lenard @ 1:36 PM | Net Neutrality

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