Web Giant Blocking

Did you think net neutrality protects us from website blocking? Not one its champions do it to each other. Google confirmed that it will be pulling access of YouTube on…

December 6, 2017 0

Internet Regulation in the Age of Hyper-Giants

As we enter the seventh round of the net neutrality fight,  advocates continue to make the same argument they’ve offered since 2002: infrastructure companies will do massive harm to little…

December 5, 2017 0

The Regulatory Status of ISPs in 1998

There are several claims floating around to the effect that the FCC has a long history of treating ISPs as Title II carriers. This isn’t correct, of course. The Kennard…

November 30, 2017 0

Van Schewick’s Alternate History of the Internet

It’s peculiar to me that someone who has spent as much time on Internet policy as Professor van Schewick has internalized so many myths and so few facts. I can only surmise that she has depended on oral histories and personal biographies for her theory of the Internet instead of historical facts. 

November 28, 2017 0

Balancing the Scales: FCC Will Not Actually Eliminate Net Neutrality

How can we ignore the fact that the Internet of today is nothing like the Internet of the mid ’90s, freshly opened to the public before the web was a cash cow for advertisers?

November 21, 2017 0

The Great Social Media Freakout

Senator Al Franken got Silicon Valley’s attention by proposing to apply net neutrality regulations to mega-gatekeepers Google, Facebook, Twitter, et al. Writing in The Guardian, the senator correctly observed that…

November 14, 2017 0

50 Shades of Needless Complexity: Avoiding Policy-Induced Outages

The Internet broke Monday morning. Not for everybody, of course: the outages just hit people who get their Internet service from an ISP that uses Level 3 for backbone service…

November 8, 2017 0

Internet Monopoly Platform Crisis

Monopoly Platform Crisis

How the tables have turned. At the dawn of the net neutrality debate, the good guys in the Internet marketplace were the scrappy platform startups created in dorm rooms and…

October 26, 2017 0

My Reply Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom

Today I filed a critique of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Engineers Letter” with the FCC. The letter, based on a an amicus brief filed in support of the 2015 Open…

August 29, 2017 0

Internet Pioneers Discuss Network Architecture and Regulation

Internet regulation is like the Game of Thrones, a battle between parochial interests that ignores the threat of an innovation-less winter.

August 16, 2017 0