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Thursday, August 26, 2010

GAO: Wireless Prices Plummeting; Public Knowledge: We Must Regulate!

So, the GAO recently released a report on the wireless industry and found that:

The biggest changes in the wireless industry since 2000 have been consolidation among wireless carriers and increased use of wireless services by consumers. Industry consolidation has made it more difficult for small and regional carriers to be competitive. Difficulties for these carriers include securing subscribers, making network investments, and offering the latest wireless phones necessary to compete in this dynamic industry. Nevertheless, consumers have also seen benefits, such as generally lower prices, which are approximately 50 percent less than 1999 prices, and better coverage.

Now, if you are a self-described "consumer advocate," I would hope the bottom line here is pretty straightforward and refreshing: Prices fell by 50% in 10 years. That alone is an amazing success story. But that's not the end of the story. The more important fact is that prices fell by that much while innovation in this sector was also flourishing. Do you remember the phone you carried in your pocket -- if you could fit it in your pocket at all -- ten years ago? It was a pretty rudimentary device. It made calls and... well... it made calls. Now, think about the mini-computer that sits in your pocket right now. Stunning little piece of kit. It can text. It can do email. It can get Internet access. You can Twitter on it. Oh, and you can still make calls on it (but who wants to do that anymore!)

The point is, this is a great American capitalist success story that everyone -- especially "consumer advocates" -- should be celebrating. So, what does Public Knowledge president Gigi Sohn have to say?

"These trends do not bode well for consumers, despite any benefits of the moment," she told Ars Technica.

Wait, what?

Continue reading GAO: Wireless Prices Plummeting; Public Knowledge: We Must Regulate! . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:05 PM | Economics, Innovation, Spectrum, Wireless

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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

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

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

According to Genachowski:

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Amazing Mobile OS Competition; Can It Last?

Don Kellogg, Senior Manager, Research and Insights/Telecom Practice at The Nielsen Company, has a interesting essay up over at the Nielsen Wire about smartphone competition. ("iPhone vs. Android") It includes some updated quarterly data about the state of the mobile marketplace and, once again, I am just blown away at the continuing degree of operating system (OS)-level competition.

As I have noted here before, this war among Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM (Blackberry), Palm, Symbian, and others has actually forced me to ask if we have "Too Much Platform Competition" in this arena. App developers must now craft their offerings for so many platforms that it has become a significant developmental hassle and expense. But hey, from a consumer perspective, this is great! (For more details, see Berin's post on "The Fiercely Competitive Mobile OS & Device Markets.")

Regardless, it's still more proof that all the hand-wringing here in Washington about the state of wireless innovation is completely unfounded. It is shocking that we have this many developer platforms in play in the smartphone sector and I am still of the belief that things will eventually shake out to just 3 major OSs. So I don't expect this degree of competition to last. But that's OK, we can still have plenty of competition and innovation with fewer OSs.

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:54 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Innovation, Wireless

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Abolishing the FCC and Other Fun Thoughts

Just the other day, leaders from the House and Senate said they planned on updating the Communications Act. Maybe they've finally started listening to us - we proposed doing this back in 2005, with PFF's Digital Age Communications Act (DACA). Or, perhaps the FCC's so-called "Third Way" doesn't look like the "no-brainer" that the agency spun in its press releases. Well, whatever their intentions may be, it certainly couldn't arrive at a better time.

The framing is all important, of course. Art Brodsky of Public Knowledge (ostensibly one of the groups "writing" the next Act) says Americans shouldn't worry about the FCC's "Third Way." In his view - "The government is not taking over the Internet. What the government is doing is engaging in traditional consumer protection, traditional regulation of a telecommunications service that will get people to the Internet." PK seems happy with this model - whether done at the FCC, or at Congress' hands.

Hmmm...Getting people to the Internet? Traditional, simple stuff. Sort of like strolling to the store, or peddling to the park. Or, like in childhood, making a call from tin cans and string - which is what'll result if PK and their ilk have their way.

Continue reading 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

I've been wading through the FCC's latest Mobile Wireless Competition Report, and articles about it trying to make sense of what the the agency might be up to on this front. It's hard to get a read on where the agency may be going here. As my PFF colleague Mike Wendy suggested in his post on the FCC's report, "far from press reports which state the FCC clearly determined the market is not 'effectively competitive,' well, that's wrong. In fact, the FCC fails to make any such determination whatsoever." Moreover, just flipping through the charts and tables of the 237-page report, one is struck by how dynamic this marketplace is, and how crazy it would be for the FCC to declare it anything other than effectively competitive and highly innovative.

Yet, the FCC and many others seem hung up on industry structure. In particular, there seems to be a lot of hand-wringing about increasing consolidation among the sector's top players. But the data the FCC reproduces in the report seem to undermine that concern. For example, here's a snapshot of the "Mobile Market Structure in Selected Countries," which appears on pg. 197 of the FCC report. It shows how much more consolidated foreign mobile markets are relative to the U.S., which is true of wireline markets too. And you can find much more evidence of how competitive the marketplace is in these two reports.

Continue reading 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

As I peruse the FCC's just released Wireless Report, I wanted to jot down some initial thoughts before wading knee-deep in the regulatory morass.

First off - far from press reports which state the FCC clearly determined the market is not "effectively competitive," well, that's wrong. In fact, the FCC fails to make any such determination whatsoever. It says:

...[R]ather than reaching an overarching, industry-wide determination with respect to whether there is "effective competition," the Report complies with the statutory requirement by providing a detailed analysis of the state of competition that seeks to identify areas where market conditions appear to be producing substantial consumer benefits and provides data that can form the basis for inquiries into whether policy levers could produce superior outcomes...

Continue reading 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

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

Rumor has it that that the FCC plans to drop its Wireless Competition Report tomorrow at its monthly meeting. In the past, this report has generally signaled that the market thrives. Tomorrow may tell a slightly different story, however. There is some belief that the Commission may come back on its past report cards, concluding - somehow - that the wireless marketplace is shy of "effective competition," though not uncompetitive.

Some in the telecom community believe that the FCC may be attempting to build a record to justify a more expansive regulatory push for wireless broadband competition. Stranger theories have been heard. The FCC's on a tear of late, trying to perfect broadband markets so that consumers get..well, the thriving market they already have. This could be another such exercise.

Continue reading 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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Friday, May 14, 2010

Google, Nexus One, Subsidized Handsets & Consumer Choices

Google has just announced that it is ending web-only sales of its unsubsidized Nexus One smartphone. The company had hoped to created a very different kind of business model for mobile phone retailing, but it just didn't work and so they are ending the experiment.

There are a couple of reasons that it probably didn't work, but the one thing that just about everyone is pointing back to is the difficulty of acclimating Americans to the actual cost of an unsubsidized handset. Over at Ars Technica, Peter Bright points out:

A one-off payment of $529 is hard to stomach. In many countries, we're not accustomed to paying so much for mobile phones, as normally their true cost is hidden--we pay less up front and commit to paying a monthly fee for 12-24 months. Only those brave souls who were willing to stump up for the early termination fee would get any idea of the true cost of their handset. In a world of subsidized handsets, then, the Nexus one felt very expensive. It's true that SIM-only contracts are cheaper than with-handset ones, but the difference rarely feels significant enough to justify buying a full-price phone--much better to pay a little bit more each month and avoid the up-front cost. Even if you do the math and work out that the Google way is cheaper, there's still the unpleasant prospect of spending so much at once.

And Kevin C. Tofel of GigaOm concludes:

Continue reading Google, Nexus One, Subsidized Handsets & Consumer Choices . . .

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:35 PM | Economics, Wireless

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Monday, April 26, 2010

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

PFF was fortunate enough to get a letter-to-the-editor published in the NY Times this weekend, responding to the paper's call for broad Net Neutrality rules which would regulate broadband services.

Regulate the Internet?

To the Editor:

In "The F.C.C. and the Internet" (editorial, April 19), you ignore two important facts to arrive at your sweeping conclusion that the Federal Communications Commission must regulate the Internet to ensure its health and growth.

Continue reading 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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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Free Press & Public Knowledge Try to Invent Regulatory Crisis over Sprint Short Codes

posted by Adam Thierer @ 12:37 PM | Communications, Generic Rant, Wireless

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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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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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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oh Farts! The Droid, the iPhone & the Lessig-Zittrain Thesis

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:15 PM | Commons, Innovation, Internet, What We're Reading, Wireless

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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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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Intel "Holiday Mobile Etiquette" Poll

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:46 PM | Generic Rant, Wireless

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wal-Mart, Cell Phones & Mobile Marketplace Pricing Competition

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:28 AM | Wireless

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wireless Innovation is Alive & Well: Two New Reports Set the Record Straight

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:03 PM | Innovation, Wireless

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

4.1 Billion Mobile Text Messeges & 6.4 Billion Minutes of Use Per Day

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:25 PM | Wireless

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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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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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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Economic Value of Unlicensed Spectrum

posted by Adam Thierer @ 8:56 PM | Commons, Spectrum, Wireless

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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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Thursday, August 6, 2009

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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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

iPhone Envy

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

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obama Wants to Tax Your Cell Phone

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:27 PM | Spectrum, Taxes, Wireless

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mobile OS Platforms, Competition, & Generativity

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:02 PM | Economics, Innovation, Wireless

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Cellular Socialism

posted by Berin Szoka @ 11:26 PM | Communications, Universal Service, Wireless

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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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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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Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Great 'Open v. Closed' Debate Continues: Google Phone v. Apple iPhone

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:06 AM | Economics, Generic Rant, Innovation, Interoperability, Wireless

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Another muni wi-fi failure (Portland), and taxpayers will pick up the tab

posted by Adam Thierer @ 4:40 PM | Commons, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Next Great Technopanic: Wireless Geo-Location / Social Mapping

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:46 PM | Free Speech, Online Safety & Parental Controls, Wireless

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another muni wi-fi failure (Oakland Wireless)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:03 PM | Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Not One, Not Two, but THREE Competing Open Source Mobile Operating Systems

posted by Berin Szoka @ 5:56 PM | Communications, Software, Wireless

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pay Me Now Or Pay Me Later

posted by W. Kenneth Ferree @ 2:28 PM | Communications, Wireless

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Exclusive Handset Prohibitions: Should the FCC Kill the Goose that Laid the Golden iPhone?

posted by Berin Szoka @ 2:31 PM | Wireless

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Wireless Boom

posted by Bret Swanson @ 10:50 AM | Wireless

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Markey's Mobile Menace

posted by Bret Swanson @ 2:41 PM | Wireless

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

All-in and Unlucky

posted by Grant Eskelsen @ 4:14 PM | Communications, Spectrum, Wireless

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Monday, November 19, 2007

what EarthLink’s muni wi-fi announcement tells us

posted by Adam Thierer @ 1:48 PM | Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Mobile Markets: US v. Europe

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:21 AM | Wireless

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Problems in (muni wi-fi) paradise

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:57 AM | Commons, Communications, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Mobile Market Snapshot: U.S. v. Europe

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:29 PM | Wireless

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The 700 MHz Auction--Uh Oh.

posted by Solveig Singleton @ 12:00 PM | Commons, Communications, Spectrum, Wireless

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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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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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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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Brito Deconstructs Spectrum Commons Theory

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:50 AM | Commons, Spectrum, Wireless

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Monday, February 19, 2007

XM + Sirius = Good Deal (for the Companies and Consumers)

posted by Adam Thierer @ 5:21 PM | Mass Media, Wireless

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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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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, 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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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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Cellular Content Controls

posted by Adam Thierer @ 2:41 PM | Free Speech, Wireless

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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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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

Wireless Piggybacking

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

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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

'Propertization' of Spectrum on the Hill

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:48 PM | DACA, Spectrum, Wireless

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Monday, March 6, 2006

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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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Technology and Sports

posted by Patrick Ross @ 4:22 PM | Wireless

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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, 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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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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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Our Coming Wireless World

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:53 AM | Wireless

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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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Wi-Fi (and maybe more) For Everyone!

posted by Mike Pickford @ 3:36 PM | Wireless

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Competition Policy Begets Tax Policy

posted by @ 9:57 AM | Economics, Internet, State Policy, Wireless

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Wi-Fi Brite in Ohio

posted by @ 4:01 PM | Internet, Municipal Ownership, Wireless

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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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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 19, 2005

The FCC and Organization Development

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

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

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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Friday, July 15, 2005

Cell Phones on Planes: A Federal Matter?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:56 AM | Wireless

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Know Your WPAN from Your WWAN?

posted by @ 4:15 PM | Wireless

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Local Revenue Story: An Additional $3 a Month for Wireless in Alexandria

posted by @ 2:42 PM | Wireless

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Assessing Liability? Trespass on (Municipal) Wi-Fi Networks

posted by @ 11:09 AM | Municipal Ownership, State Policy, Wireless

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Friday, June 10, 2005

Spectrum Reform: The UK Perspective in Guatemala

posted by Tom Lenard @ 7:44 PM | Communications, Spectrum, Wireless

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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Spectrum Reform in Guatemala

posted by Tom Lenard @ 11:42 PM | Communications, Spectrum, Wireless

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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Arbitrage Be Thy Name

posted by @ 5:12 PM | Wireless

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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

Ugh!

posted by Ray Gifford @ 7:20 PM | Communications, Wireless, Wireline

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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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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mobile Phone Service is Getting Hit with Heavy Taxes

posted by @ 1:23 PM | State Policy, Wireless

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Sunday, May 8, 2005

The Art of the DTV Deal: Continued

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

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

DTV: The Art of the Deal

posted by Ray Gifford @ 4:57 PM | Digital TV, Wireless

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Free the DTV Spectrum!

posted by Patrick Ross @ 3:23 PM | Digital TV, Wireless

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Will A Wireless Ratings Scheme Be Enough to Head Off Cellphone Censorship?

posted by Adam Thierer @ 9:44 AM | Free Speech, Wireless

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

More on Cellphone TV Regulation

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:45 AM | Free Speech, Mass Media, Wireless

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Texas E-911

posted by Randolph May @ 11:49 AM | Wireless

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Red Lion R.I.P.: FCC Declares the Scarcity Doctrine Dead

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:05 PM | Free Speech, Mass Media, Wireless

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Monday, February 28, 2005

New Meaning to "High-Speed"

posted by Patrick Ross @ 2:46 PM | Wireless

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Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Which is bigger?

posted by Ray Gifford @ 7:17 PM | Communications, Wireless

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Digital Age Communications Act

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

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Monday, January 31, 2005

Listen to Humpty Dumpty

posted by Randolph May @ 9:52 AM | Antitrust & Competition Policy, Communications, Wireless

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Thursday, January 27, 2005

A Rare Event

posted by Tom Lenard @ 4:32 PM | Wireless

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Kicking it Down the Road...or Kicking it to the Curb?

posted by @ 4:29 PM | Wireless

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Thursday, January 6, 2005

Power Struggle...

posted by @ 4:54 PM | State Policy, Wireless

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Thursday, December 9, 2004

Sprint & Nextel...

posted by Ray Gifford @ 5:49 PM | Wireless

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004

VoIP Goes Mobile

posted by Patrick Ross @ 10:10 AM | VoIP, Wireless

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Friday, November 5, 2004

The End of the NextWave Saga

posted by @ 8:04 PM | Wireless

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Monday, October 18, 2004

The Middlemen Win

posted by @ 9:35 PM | The FCC, Wireless

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