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September 16, 2021

On Technology, Congress Should Stop the Nonsense and Lead by Example

We are long past time when it is humorous for elected officials to admit they do not understand technology but then quickly move to regulate and tax it. For the sake of continued innovation, it is time for this nonsense to stop.

July 15, 2021

What Should Be Government's Role in Broadband Expansion?

Bridging the digital divide has become an even higher policy priority. But what’s the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars to reach this relatively narrow slice of the American public?

June 11, 2021

Expanding Broadband in Texas the Right Way

The low-hanging fruit for expanding broadband access is clearing away barriers to deployment. With HB 1505, Texas has taken some significant steps to extend broadband access to the approximately 4 percent of Texans who lack it. Other states should follow the example.

April 22, 2021

Why World IP Day Matters

Property rights are the foundation of a market economy. If you don’t have clear property rights, no one can really enter into contracts to buy and sell anything. 

December 10, 2020

A Spectrum of Free-Market Success

Perhaps no federal official in recent memory has managed to demonstrate the superiority of property rights and free markets as well as Chairman Pai.

October 29, 2020

Washington's 'Knowledge Problem' About Innovation, Technology and Google

Antitrust reviews are the worst form of policymaking, with the government picking winners and losers, deciding what is “too big,” and otherwise carving up industry as if government has any understanding of business, innovation or even the effects of antitrust actions.  

October 22, 2020

Is DoD Control of Our 5G Future the US Path to Innovation?

The DoD is persuing a plan to operate a national 5G network but it seems to be shockingly unaware of the extent of technological innovation and progress in this country and how it came to be. 

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.

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