The UN Did Not Declare an Internet Right

You might think the United Nations has declared a universal Internet right, based on some of the bloggy news of the past week. Wired’s Threat Level started the ball rolling…

June 8, 2011 11

Waves of Innovation Event

For those who didn’t attend the Waves of Innovation event on Capitol Hill this Tuesday, a YouTube is available for your viewing pleasure. The panel consisted of Rasika Abeysinghe from…

May 20, 2011 0

The Growing Demand for Spectrum

I’ve written a column for CNET on spectrum policy, “Meeting the need for spectrum,” addressing some of the arguments we hear about spectrum demand and supply. Some advocates insist that…

May 15, 2011 20

The Voice of the Future

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype is the tech story of the day. Reactions to the still-unofficial deal are all over the place, ranging from suspicions that MS overpaid, speculations about where…

May 10, 2011 1

The Next Big Cause

Now that Net Neutrality is winding down – Larry Lessig says it’s a dead political movement – Internet policy attention naturally shifts to questions about what comes next for the…

April 28, 2011 5

Forecasting Spectrum Demand

There’s been a lot of talk lately regarding the looming spectrum crisis in America, with the FCC and the mobile operators talking it up, and some bloggers, analysts, and buffs…

April 19, 2011 4

The Internet’s First Turning Point

Watching today’s House debate on net neutrality and discussing Internet architecture in a meeting today reminded me that the Internet’s history is very poorly understood, if it’s understood at all….

April 8, 2011 3

Misunderstanding Moore’s Law

Tom Evslin, the former head of AT&T’s dial-up Internet services unit in the 1990s, has written a blog post for CircleID that mistates Moore’s Law’s application to networking. There’s a…

April 4, 2011 6

The Policy Side of the Merger

Last week, I covered the technical side of the AT&T – T-Mobile merger, endeavoring to explain why it’s a good deal for the companies. This week, I’ve written a blog…

March 28, 2011 0

The Web is not a Communications Medium

My friend Martin Geddes has an intriguing post up at CircleID titled “Is the Web a “Communications Medium?”. The answer is “no, it’s not:” I’ve been having a short Twitter…

March 23, 2011 1