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

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

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

Web Giant Blocking

Did you think net neutrality protects us from website blocking? Not one its champions do it to each other. Google confirmed that it will be pulling access of YouTube on…

December 6, 2017 0

Internet Regulation in the Age of Hyper-Giants

As we enter the seventh round of the net neutrality fight,  advocates continue to make the same argument they’ve offered since 2002: infrastructure companies will do massive harm to little…

December 5, 2017 0

The Regulatory Status of ISPs in 1998

There are several claims floating around to the effect that the FCC has a long history of treating ISPs as Title II carriers. This isn’t correct, of course. The Kennard…

November 30, 2017 0

Van Schewick’s Alternate History of the Internet

t’s peculiar to me that someone who has spent as much time on Internet policy as Professor van Schewick has internalized so many myths and so few facts. I can only surmise that she has depended on oral histories and personal biographies for her theory of the Internet instead of historical facts. 

November 28, 2017 0

Balancing the Scales: FCC Will Not Actually Eliminate Net Neutrality

How can we ignore the fact that the Internet of today is nothing like the Internet of the mid ’90s, freshly opened to the public before the web was a cash cow for advertisers?

November 21, 2017 0