Internet regulations are tightening into a chokehold for Internet service providers and edge providers. To the delight of some, governments east of the Atlantic are regulating what content is permissible to store or display. Regulations on the use of consumer information and on grades of access service have been tightened to the extent that they […]
Congress takes a lot of heat for gridlock, partisanship and failing to keep its promises. We should applaud it when it takes strong pro-consumer actions like it is right now. To read our latest piece, visit Forbes.
Fifth-generation mobile wireless (5G) will soon be on its way. 5G supported devices will include cell phones, laptops, fax machines, security camera monitoring systems, some medical devices, traffic signals, factory floor robots and the other “connected” devices that make up the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The 5G standard will support at least a 20 gigabits […]
This coalition letter is in opposition to the FCC’s midnight broadband privacy rule, which was adopted just days before last year’s election. The letter, sent to the Senate Commerce committee, urges Congress to use the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) to disapprove this innovation-inhibiting regulation.
The change in Administration brings fresh thinking to what had become an epicenter of 1934 regulatory thought – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under the prior Administration, the FCC was twice chastised by the courts for attempting to impose net neutrality on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). To avoid a third spanking by the courts, in […]
Mergers often raise antitrust concerns. This is particularly the case when direct competitors combine to form a much larger company – referred to as a horizontal merger. Because these sorts of mergers eliminate competitors and consumer choice, they can lead to a significant increase in market concentration and pose anticompetitive risks. At its core, regulatory […]
The use of cloud storage and computing service has spread rapidly because it offers flexibility and cost-effectiveness that companies will find difficult to replicate with an owned and operated datacenter. The challenge of having spare capacity to support nimble innovation and yet control IT costs is a chronic tradeoff for most enterprises. Cloud services let […]
The following letter to Congress urges them to use the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order — Coalition Letter.
Do you worry that Comcast and Verizon might use your age, gender and address to concoct an effectively targeted advert? Most of us would prefer to see fewer adverts, and when we shop on the Internet, we do not need an advert’s help to find want we want. The marginal improvement in an advert made […]
Technologies used to support communications services are influx and that is a constructive sign for consumers. Copper-based networks installed in the late 1800s and early 1900s are being replaced by coaxial, fiber and wireless networks. The marketplace has coached consumers to expect useful applications at ultra-fast speeds, and to deliver on that expectation, communications services […]