A large number of misunderstandings are being reported with regard to the FCC's latest attempts to codify net neutrality rules. ITIF offers to help clear them up in the hopes that Chairman Wheeler is undeterred from what appears to be a reasonable way forward.
Government Funded Networks: What (Little) We Learn from Recent Reports
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office examines the way small businesses use ten different federally subsidized or municipally run networks. Unfortunately, it is difficult to draw any general conclusions from the report, as it draws on only a handful of interviews with users of a select few networks – a limitation the report itself acknowledges.
How to Misuse American Customer Satisfaction Index Data to Try to Block a Merger
Opponents of the Comcast/TWC merger have used data from the American Consumer Satisfaction Index as mud to sling in their holy war against consolidated markets. However, the low scores reflect the complexity of the providing high-quality internet and tv and frustration over call centers, not deeply embedded problems of competitiveness. If anything, a merger would help, not hurt, company's ability to better serve consumers.