Broadband

The Charlatan’s Cartels

December 10, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

We have some serious issues in telecom policy in the U. S. these days related to the new subsidy plan for rural dwellers, the apportionment of radio spectrum between civilian and military users, the restrictions that keep networks healthy and the means of financing and managing next-generation fiber and wireless networks, but broadsided criticisms that are all but completely divorced from the facts aren't going to help policymakers solve our problems. They may just sell some books, however, and that appears to be David Cay Johnston's sole concern.

ITIF Endorses Industry Cooperation to Reduce Online Piracy

WASHINGTON (November 27, 2012) - Today the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) endorsed the new "Six Strikes" initiative by Internet Service Providers and creators of digital content to educate users on the costs of piracy and to reduce its incidence. Digital piracy is a serious problem with an estimated 25 percent of all bits on the Internet being infringing content. Read more »

Facilities-based Competition is Working

November 11, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have announced plans to invest an extra $26 billion in network modernization over the next two to three years. America’s facilities-based competition model is working.

Restoring Networks After Sandy

November 2, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

It turns out that the cellular network operators have responded to Hurricane Sandy in a number of creative and interesting ways, as have many Internet operators.

The Tech Industry’s Odd Relationship with Government

October 31, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

Two recent posts on TechCrunch about tech industry efforts to influence and work with government deserve comment, because one clearly show the right way to go while the other just as clearly exemplifies the wrong way.

Breaking Mexico Out of Middle Income Trap

October 19, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

Among OECD member countries, Mexico is dead last in broadband deployment. That’s ironic because, otherwise, Mexico’s teledensity (the number of telephones per person) is among the best in Latin America and is comparable to some European nations. One simple reform could boost Mexico’s competitiveness in broadband, too.

Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013

October 18, 2012
| Presentations

Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation "Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013" at the National Press Club. Register here

Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013

October 18, 2012
Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation "Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013" at the National Press Club.

Rob Atkinson will give a presentation for the Free State Foundation "Ideas for Communications Law and Policy Reform for 2013" at the National Press Club. Video taken by the Free State Foundation.

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Privacy Complaint in the Silly Season

October 11, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

The CEI appears to be complaining that the FCC’s privacy disclosure is too expansive, not that it’s insufficient. This is one bizarre complaint.

De-Spinning the UN Broadband Report

WASHINGTON (October 10, 2012) - What the public and policymakers do not need is another poorly constructed report claiming that the United States lags behind in broadband, which advocates are already holding up as yet more evidence of America's failed broadband policy. Read more »