Digital Broadband Migration Conference

This is one of my regular stops and will continue to be one for the foreseeable future. If you’re in Boulder next February and interested in Internet policy, check it out.

February 21, 2017 0

A Fresh Look at Internet Management

The FTC takes action to stop and prevent unfair business practices that are likely to reduce competition and lead to higher prices, reduced quality or levels of service, or less innovation. Anticompetitive practices include activities like price fixing, group boycotts, and exclusionary exclusive dealing contracts or trade association rules, and are generally grouped into two types: agreements between competitors, also referred to as horizontal conduct; and monopolization, also referred to as single firm conduct

February 9, 2017 0

Is Net Neutrality Doomed?

Net neutrality is doomed by history and technology regardless of who sits atop the FCC. Neutrality is forced modularity, a losing proposition in every long run. Our reverence for for forced modularity comes from a fluke of history.

January 24, 2017 0

Engineers Can Policy Too: ETAP 2015

Recently I was invited to take part in a conference put together by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the “IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy Forum on Internet Governance,…

June 2, 2015 0

The Internet is just a prototype

What might we do with the Internet of the future? The world is about to be filled with autonomous cars, social robots, and delivery drones. These will all need to…

April 14, 2015 0

Playing God with the Internet?

At yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee’s hearing, “Wrecking the Internet to Save It: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule,” Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert delivered some impassioned comments on the FCC’s common…

March 26, 2015 0

FCC Hearings: Where’s the Tech?

The five Congressional hearings on the FCC in the last week yielded surprisingly little technical content. While I’ve learned not to be optimistic about the ability of the nation’s “expert…

March 26, 2015 0

A New Way to Look at Net Neutrality

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute is circulating a proposal by consultant CTC Technology and Energy titled “Mobile Broadband Networks Can Manage Congestion While Abiding By Open Internet Principles” that…

November 18, 2014 0

FCC Drama on Net Neutrality and Spectrum

The February 15 FCC Open Meeting promises to be one of the more widely-viewed and discussed Commission meeting in a long time. The agenda includes some action on the upcoming…

May 14, 2014 0

Wall St. Journal: Time to Give Up the Net Neutrality Quest

My op-ed in Wednesday’s Wall St. Journal brims with advice (put the title “Time to Give Up the Net-Neutrality Quest” into Google if you’re not a subscriber) for FCC Chairman…

February 4, 2014 0