Category Archives: regulation

I don’t see how net neutrality increases access to online global data. It may do the opposite

A few minutes ago I was listening to Corey Johnson and Caroline Hyde of Bloomberg Television discussing Netflix’s desire to increase its international markets, hopefully getting U.S. and international subscribership on par with each other. Potential subscribers overseas, particularly on … Continue reading

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Why wouldn’t government want Comcast and Google to manage your information?

American households represent untapped information that government wants to grow, harvest, and exploit. Local, state, and federal governments have data on your birth, your matriculation through school, your educational status, your income, your health records, your marital status, the schools … Continue reading

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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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Collectivism. Taking away your freedom to be

Collectivism sends the false message that just because people share a skin color or physical location or a citizenship then one person has a license to get in another person’s business. This intrusion ranges from the State telling a woman … 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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Congress should require the FCC stick to spectrum issues

The Federal Communications Commission should stick to managing spectrum, a scarce resource that fuels next generation wireless communications networks. Managing the distribution of scarce resources and getting that resource into activity that provides the highest economic value is among government’s … 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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.@TMobile’s zero rating plan shows how oppressive #netneutrality is

T-Mobile has announced a plan called “Binge On” that allows its subscribers to stream for free videos from certain content providers. According to the company’s website: “Starting November 15th, Simple Choice users on a qualifying plan are FREE to stream … Continue reading

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Netflix, Tumblr wanted 1995 not 1934

Internet Innovation Alliance’s Bruce Mehlman wrote an insightful blog post last Friday about the second thoughts companies like Netflix are having about the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reclassify broadband services as plain old telephone service.  Netflix’s befuddlement over the FCC’s … Continue reading

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Does salvation have a place in public policy? #liberty #socialprograms

Is the administrative state concerned preoccupied with salvation?  On foreign policy the United States spent over a decade nation building in Afghanistan and Iraq on the premise that citizens in both countries needed to be saved from autocratic rule.  Democracy … Continue reading

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