Universal Broadband: A 21st Century View

The way forward is to prioritize urgent needs over long term visions. In cases where a new wireline network is the only solution that will get a rural community online, of course that network needs to be all fiber and potentially symmetrical. But such cases are rare.

May 7, 2021 0

Rewiring America Smartly

The task of determining the eligibility of broadband networks for federal subsidies is best left to technical agencies, such as the FCC, capable of separating fact from fiction.

April 22, 2021 0

Biden’s Zombie Broadband Plan

While we have work to do in rural and poor America, we are not at a point where we can afford to turn our backs on emerging technologies in favor of a zombie broadband plan born in the last millennium.

April 1, 2021 0

California Law Attacks Veterans

Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick wants you to pay more for Internet service. The professor, hand-picked by Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig to succeed him as head of the…

March 25, 2021 0

Broadband After the Pandemic

As the pandemic starts to fade, we won’t return to the old normal but we’ll reach a new normal with more broadband of all kinds, especially mobile, with less TV watching.  Against that background, the efforts of Congress to shore up the old normal are going to fail.

March 16, 2021 0

Net Neutrality on Trial…Again!

California’s net neutrality law got a reprieve from friendly California Judge John Mendez yesterday. Plaintiffs were seeking an injunction to keep the law from taking effect while litigation is pending,…

February 24, 2021 0

How We Share Spectrum

Cocktail Party

Barring the advent of some new technology that allows you and your neighbors to use the same band at the same time with absolutely no interference, this is all there is. We will have have such a technology someday, but we quite have it yet.  

January 11, 2021 0

John Horrigan on Digital Inclusion

Everything policy makers need to know about digital inclusion in one easy podcast.

December 25, 2020 0