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August 20, 2020

A Better Way to Connect Low-Income Students to Broadband

If the goal is to ensure that low-income students have the digital tools needed to thrive during this school year, the city’s plan to build its own wireless network fails to come anywhere close to achieving it. 

August 13, 2020

The Last Mile of the Last Mile

Efforts to close the distance on the last mile of broadband now come down to arcane considerations like utility pole attachment. The FCC should clarify how pole replacement or upgrade costs should be fairly allocated between pole owners and broadband providers bringing broadband to unserved areas.

July 2, 2020

Imagine the Covid-19 Pandemic Without Broadband

While the pandemic has imposed significant costs and losses on the economy, our broadband infrastructure has made it possible to work, shop, learn and be entertained while also maintaining social distancing, and is likely the single biggest factor in reducing the harm to the economy.

June 18, 2020

Fairness Regulations Chill Free Speech

Under fairness or neutrality regulations for the internet, the most likely result is a chilling effect on internet free speech, under which platforms cannot run the liability risk of allowing political speech on their platforms.

May 26, 2020

The First Manned Spaceflight by a Private Company

American taxpayers are getting a safer, more advanced and much less expensive manned space program. And the key is the private sector.

May 14, 2020

Video Games Thriving During Covid-19, Threatened by Regulation

Even before the global pandemic, video game industry growth was on a tear. It innovates useful technology and creates high-paying jobs. We should be vigilant against uninformed efforts to unnecessarily regulate or restrict its growth and innovation.

March 12, 2020

The Digital Divide Is Closing (and Free Markets and Capitalism Did It)

It turns out that free-markets work to promote innovation, new products and services, and more competition.

February 20, 2020

There are More G's On the Way

Plans for “10G” are now underway as the demand for broadband and the need for uninterrupted connectivity continues to grow rapidly.

January 29, 2020

Did You Miss Data Privacy Day?

We get an awful lot of value in services and products in exchange for sharing some of our very basic data.

November 22, 2019

Chairman Pai's Proposed Auction Is Law and Good Policy

Perhaps the day will come when a new process could supplant the FCC-led public auction process for re-purposing spectrum. But this aspiration for long-term spectrum policy is not the world we have today.

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