California Dreaming…about the Internet

Consumers were easy to get wound up about their ISPs ten years ago, when the Internet was new to them and their access to it was gated by a high-priced broadband plan. But I’m not so sure consumer rage is to easily channeled today

February 15, 2018 0

Is the Internet Association Serious?

We need IA, the ISPs, Congress, and the regulatory agencies to come together and draft a new section for the Communications Act addressing privacy, security, fraud and other criminal conduct, and market concentration.

February 8, 2018 0

Verizon quietly ran live 5G VR, 4K, and video calling demos during Super Bowl LII

This year’s Super Bowl was pretty great, but one of the most important parts took place off the field. While fans transferred 15 TB of data over 4G and Wi-Fi,…

February 6, 2018 0

The Vast 5G Conspiracy and Other Oddities

In this edition of the High Tech Forum podcast, Richard and Shane discuss the report from Axios (or was it InfoWars?) about a White House intern’s plan for government takeover…

February 2, 2018 0

Network Management: What it is and Why We Need It

In this video, Peter Rysavy and I lay out the highlights of network management. This is a topic that is almost universal in public policy because so many issues relate…

February 1, 2018 0

Flame-Grilled Whopper Marketing Strategy

To the amusement of many, Burger King has thrown its crown in the ring for net neutrality. Recode’s Tony Romm correctly diagnosed the move as a calculated effort by the…

January 25, 2018 0

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