Category Archives: Federal Communications Commission

The anarcho-capitalist perspective on net neutrality. Keep the State out

Today the Federal Communications Commission voted on a notice of proposed rule making that repeals net neutrality rules put in place by the Commission in 2015. The rules classified broadband access services as a telecommunications service, taking it out of … Continue reading

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Congress nudges FCC back to its primary mission

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve S.J. Res 34, a resolution that invalidates privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last December. The rules imposed common carrier privacy restrictions on broadband providers. Opponents of the Commission’s … Continue reading

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#Broadband infrastructure: So far I don’t see Congressional Republicans riding to Trump’s rescue

The markets took a beating yesterday; a one percent correction that even saw broadband stocks like Comcast (-1.09%), T-Mobile (-1.01%), and Sprint (-1.74%) take a hit. Ironically, while Verizon and AT&T were down also, (-.42% and -.75%, respectively), their decreases … Continue reading

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For minority communities,increased broadband deployment should be about production

I just finished reading through some of the testimony presented earlier today during a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s subcommittee on technology, communications, innovation, and the internet. The subcommittee’s focus this morning was on the economic value of spectrum, the … Continue reading

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Pai’s focus on local government bottlenecks to #broadband is spot on

Today, Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced the formation of a broadband deployment advisory committee. The committee will advise the Commission on public policy that encourages additional broadband deployment. ¬†One of those roadblocks to deployment identified in … Continue reading

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AT&T should share content with consumers, not carriers

Critics of AT&T’s proposed hook up with Time Warner frequently refer to the fear that AT&T will either market its content to its subscribers at the cost of steering consumers away from non-affiliated content or not grant other carriers access … Continue reading

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Did Congress give a little bump to the telecom sector?

The DJ U.S. Telecommunications Index increased over three percent since Donald Trump secured last week enough Electoral College votes to become the United States’ 45th president.The telecommunications sector increased .94% on a day where leaders of the Senate and House … Continue reading

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Thoughts on #netneutrality in a #Trump-ed up world

Election 2016 may be the beginning of the end for the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Chances have increased for a 2017 exit, voluntarily or otherwise, by the Commission’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. Democrats could hold up confirmation of Wheeler’s … Continue reading

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Universal service doesn’t encourage #capital for #entrepreneurs

Regulating commerce is one thing. Failing to encourage capital formation and distribution of capital to entrepreneurs cannot be acceptable. Section 214 of the Communications Act demonstrates how out of touch current law is with today’s technology and the entities that … Continue reading

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There is nothing wrong with #gentrification. Just make sure you call it what it is.

Gentrification takes on a nasty meaning for residents in mostly black neighborhoods. Years of no investment, high unemployment, and low wages take their toll on communities where high crime and stagnation becomes the brand. Proposed influxes of infrastructure and other … Continue reading

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