Interesting Technologies Raise Interesting Questions — and Opportunities

Silicon Valley and its imitators around the world are always active on dozens of fronts that don’t break into the news cycle until they’ve gone through several cycles of innovation,…

March 17, 2015 0

Who’s making money on the Internet?

One of the background questions in Internet policy debates concerns what and who contributes value to the overall system and who extracts profits. In a perfectly functioning market, profits will…

October 5, 2014 0

Happy Net Neutrality Day

Once again, we’ve come to another deadline for the filing of comments to the FCC on net neutrality, possibly the most mystifying subject in the history of technology policy. This…

September 15, 2014 0

AT&T and Verizon Again Named Top “Investment Heroes”

For the third year in a row, the Progressive Policy Institute published their “Investment Heroes” report, and for the third year in a row AT&T and Verizon topped the list…

September 11, 2014 0

Does Netflix Have Amnesia?

I’m paying for Netflix and I’m paying for Internet connectivity, why do I care if they pay each other for faster service? Actually why aren’t they? In our instant gratification…

August 8, 2014 0

Like Sisyphus the FCC Pushes On

[I filed some comments with the FCC today in the Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. It’s hard to believe, but the FCC has been at this for ten years…

July 15, 2014 0

What the FCC’s Broadband Tests Really Measure

The data in the “Measuring Broadband America” report released by the FCC on June 18th shows that Americans get the broadband speeds they pay for. The report plainly says (page…

June 25, 2014 2

Net Neutrality Advocates Score an Own Goal

In soccer, an “own goal” is scoring a goal for the other team. In this connection, I recommend Jon Healey’s column in the LA Times on net neutrality objections to…

June 23, 2014 0

706 Versus Title II – the Slippery Slope

Bob Litan, Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institute, has written an excellent piece on 706 Authority versus Title II.   Perhaps most interesting is his take on the…

June 3, 2014 0

How Video is Changing the Internet

Here’s a presentation I gave on Capitol Hill about the changes afoot around the Internet to support TV streaming. The key facts: Changing TV from the status quo to personalized…

May 28, 2014 0