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

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

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

No Repeal Without a Replacement

Let’s identify a pair of problems for Congress to address with specific guidelines and see where that takes us. I nominate arbitrary moderation and data privacy and security.

December 4, 2020 0

Filling in the Gaps in Section 230

Starting with a relatively easy problem will make Congress better equipped to handle the harder questions down the road.

November 23, 2020 0

Dark Clouds on the Spectrum Horizon

Ditch DoD’s Rivada Plan

November 11, 2020 0

The Pentagon’s Spectrum Dilemma

The Washington Post has uncovered some misappropriation of funds on the part of the Pentagon related to COVID-19: “A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build…

September 25, 2020 0

Still Random After All These Years

Municipal broadband overbuilders such as Chattanooga Tennessee, Longmont Colorado, and Fort Collins Colorado are in the curious position of acting as both marketplace regulators and market participants.

September 2, 2020 0

Preserving Internet Integrity

A discussion with Dominique Lazanski and Stacie Hoffman on China’s invasion of Internet standards organizations

August 5, 2020 0