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.
The Tech Industry’s Odd Relationship with Government
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
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
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.