2018 Broadband Deployment Report

After flirting with some major restructuring in the way broadband progress is assessed in the US, Chairman Pai has released a fact sheet that maintains the analytical status quo with…

January 19, 2018 0
Before the broadband benchmark is adjusted again, the FCC really does need to lay out a methodology for coming up with the numbers. It appears than the 25/3 standard was driven by the desire of Netflix to stream 4K video everywhere.

Community Broadband is Cheaper – and Slower

A recent study by the Berkman Klein Center shows that publicly-funded broadband networks are cheaper – but slower – than those built with private capital. On average, consumers who buy broadband service from a government provider pay $10 per month less than those who patronize commercial providers, but their download speeds are close to 7 Mbps slower.

January 16, 2018 0

Net Neutrality CRA Resolution to be Debated

As soon as supporters of the CRA have had their turns at extolling the virtues of the Title II telecommunications carrier regulations from the Senate floor, I hope they will pivot to their legislative duty to enact serious legislation.

January 9, 2018 0

Two Security Headaches Usher in the New Year (Updated!)

Happy New Year, here are two more things to worry about: researchers at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy have discovered that dodgy code in web pages can read your…

January 2, 2018 0

Apple Changes Business of Selling Your Browsing Data

Apple’s privacy enhancements to Safari squeeze out the small ad networks such as Criteo but make the Google/Facebook duopoly even stronger. Oops. Online advertising is under siege from an unlikely…

December 26, 2017 0

The Firefox Fast Lane

We all prioritize thing that matter over things that don’t. The Internet need not be an exception to this rule.

December 21, 2017 0

The Myth of Internet Fast Lanes

Should three unelected bureaucrats be able to reverse three other unelected bureaucrats on vital social, political, and economic questions? This is the haunting question for Internet policy in the United…

December 19, 2017 0

The Internet After Net Neutrality

Let’s not be distracted by shiny objects any more. The Internet still has tremendous promise as well as serious problems to solve. Making it better through continuous experimentation should be the top priority.

December 12, 2017 0

Public Comments in the World of Massively Multiplayer Regulatory Proceedings

TPI uses machine learning to examine dodgy comments on Restoring Internet Freedom. By the time the FCC’s ferociously controversial net neutrality draft Order was released on November 22, 2017, more…

December 7, 2017 0

Training Wheels for the Internet

We’re on the brink of the rollout of a new technology that promises to offer more competition for residential broadband. Allowing 5G to flourish is much more important than keeping the training wheels on the Internet.

December 6, 2017 0