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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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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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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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.@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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.@FCC, #Obama Administration need a change in their political mindset on #capital

The politics of Washington is not commensurate with capital flow when it concerns broadband investment.  The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to apply Title II common carrier rules has resulted in a decrease in capital expenditures. It has been reported that … Continue reading

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The pursuit of greater returns on capital resulted in the blurring of telecom, media, and entertainment

Part of the naivete of the net neutrality argument was how it ignored the realities of the broadband industry and the role of capital.  Broadband access to the internet has never been about the democratization of self-expression but about the … Continue reading

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No, Mr. Wheeler. Your net neutrality rules have had no positive impact on the markets.

During testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation, Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler argued that the Commission’s net neutrality rules would have a positive impact on investment, citing an uptick in the market the day … Continue reading

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Does the GOP want to turn net neutrality into another Benghazi debate?

Right now Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is testifying before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Republicans have making an issue of President Obama’s supposed influence in the FCC’s rulemaking in the net neutrality … Continue reading

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Net neutrality: An example of the progressive use of statism

Kevin Carson wrote a blog post on net neutrality for the Center for a Stateless Society last month where he describes the primary and secondary purposes of the state. According to Mr. Carson, the state’s primary purpose is the organized … 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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