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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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Net Neutrality: The Market for Messaging

We are bombarded with messaging. Political messaging. Commercial messaging. All designed to get us to illicit a certain response, namely to buy a product or support a package. Net neutrality is no different. Large internet portals like Google and Facebook … Continue reading

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Of the State, the Klan, Netizens, and #netneutrality

I just finished listening to Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn make the argument for more State intervention in the digital data markets during an event sponsored by civil rights group Color of Change. Ms Clyburn’s remarks provided a foundation … 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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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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