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February 7, 2019

Local Governments Want to Expand Broadband--and Their Tax Grab


The FCC is proposing to reaffirm its cable franchising rules, which are needed to limit local governments' efforts to increase their reach, regulations and fees (i.e., taxes).

January 31, 2019

Smart Tech Needs Sound Policy


Innovation continues to outpace government, especially the capacity of legislatures to design sound policy frameworks. The danger is that poor policy will hamper the rollout of smart technology.

January 4, 2019

California Schemin'


A successful consumer data privacy law would be a federal law that addresses interstate issues.

December 20, 2018

Those Greedy Cities


When government imposes costs on companies, they end up being passed along in the form of higher prices.

December 14, 2018

It's Been a Very Good Year for Broadband Since Repeal of Internet Regulation


The internet got dramatically better in the year since internet regulations were reversed.

October 4, 2018

Jerry Brown, Meet the Constitution


California's effort to regulate the internet ignores the Constitution's Commerce Clause, even though the internet is the very definition of interstate commerce.

August 31, 2018

Driverless Cars Are Driving Safer Roads in Texas


Surveys show that much of the public is concerned about driverless cars; but pilot programs in Texas will hopefully dispel those fears. 

August 9, 2018

Government Must Put Innovation First in Communications Innovation, Including 5G

There is a role for government to play in the 5G rollout, and it’s not more regulation—it’s removing government impediments so the private sector can build infrastructure as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

June 7, 2018

Can You Understand Me Now? Privacy Policy Basics


Contracts depend on all parties understanding what they are agreeing to. That's the starting point for privacy policy reform.

April 13, 2018

Supreme Court Could Allow the Wayfair Waylay


The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that could allow states to force businesses in other states to collect internet sales taxes for them, not because of declining state revenues, but because of increased state spending.

 

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