The Internet Model

The FCC’s first instinct when it encounters a legitimate issue with Internet management should be to involve the multi-stakeholder community through such means as reaching out to the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Society, and professional organizations such as ACM and IEEE.

July 17, 2017 0

Open Internet Orders Degrade Internet Improvement

Even when the figures for 2016 are taken into account, the numbers show very clearly that Open Internet Orders are a drag on the rate of broadband improvement in the US. The numbers also show that the Title II order did more damage than the 2010 Title I order.

We want our broadband speeds to improve. The data show that the best way to make that happen is to challenge open Internet orders, especially those that classify broadband Internet service under Title II.

June 19, 2017 0

Oops, John Oliver Did it Again

Now that we’ve enjoyed the obligatory not-so-funny HBO conspiracy theorist’s take on Title II, serious discussion can recommence. Fly, my pretty policy wonks with all your fancy knowledge of engineering, economics, and law. Make me proud with your wisdom.

May 9, 2017 0

Ajit Pai Talks Spectrum and FCC Reform on High Tech Forum

In this edition of the High Tech Forum Podcast, Richard Bennett is joined by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai (@AjitPaiFCC) to discuss a range of issues, including the…

October 11, 2016 0

What the IoT is all about with Stacey Higginbotham

Richard Bennett talks with The Internet of Things Podcast Host, Stacey Higginbotham In this High Tech Forum podcast edition, Stacey Higginbotham (@gigastacey) joins Richard Bennett (@iPolicy) to talk about what…

August 2, 2016 0

How Not to Measure Internet Speed

OTI's Internet

Getting up to Speed: Best Practices for Measuring Broadband Performance is a new report from New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute that offers “best practices” for broadband speed measurement. The topic is…

June 28, 2016 7

2015 Download

2015 was a very active year for High Tech Forum because so much went down in Internet and mobile policy, with major developments in all the key policy areas and…

December 31, 2015 0

Tech and Liberal Arts in the US and Germany

While tech and the liberal arts often have a rocky relationship, the marriage of these two disciplines is a lot happier in the US than it is in Germany. In…

August 27, 2015 0

The Internet Has Never Been Free of Borders

The New York Times ran an editorial Monday that displays a very poor understanding of both the inner workings of the Internet and the nature of intellectual property. Effectively, the…

August 11, 2015 0

A Conversation with Dave Farber, Grandfather of the Internet – Part Two

A Conversation with Dave Farber, Grandfather of the Internet – Part Two

Dave Farber, known to many as the Grandfather of the Internet, talks about his role in the development of the world’s first computer networks. Farber also speculates on what’s next,…

June 16, 2015 0