The State of (Rural) Wireline Communication

The Senate Commerce Committee’s Thursday hearing is titled “State of Wireline Communications” but it’s going to have a heavy rural bias. This is par for the course in the Senate,…

July 24, 2013 0

FCC Process Reform

House Energy and Commerce’s Communications Subcommittee is holding a hearing tomorrow (Thursday) on a FCC process reform. While this sounds like a dry subject, it’s significant. The subcommittee is considering…

July 10, 2013 1

House Spectrum Hearing

This Thursday, June 27, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on government spectrum use (titled “Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era,”) at 10:30 a.m….

June 25, 2013 0

TechCrunch TV: Bennett v Feld on State of US Broadband

Don’t miss the debate between our fair editor Richard Bennett and Harold Feld on TechCrunch TV (charmingly titled “Does American Broadband Suck?”) Host Andrew Keen was intrigued by Richard’s recent…

June 11, 2013 0

Senate State of Wireless Communications Hearing

The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet is beginning its hearing on the State of Wireless Communications shortly, and I’ll be live-blogging it here. The subject matter is…

June 4, 2013 1

Richard Bennett on “The Reality of US Broadband Performance”

Our fair editor has a great piece in TechCrunch, debunking the arguments constantly peddled by Susan Crawford and others about inferior US broadband networks — the supposedly overpriced and shoddy…

May 20, 2013 3

Exploiting Boston

Predictably, the terrorist attack of the Boston Marathon brought the hucksters out of the woodwork more or less immediately. One of the first stories – and still the worst one,…

April 19, 2013 0

Global Broadband Woes

The New York Times reports that broadband networks in Germany fail to deliver advertised speeds: BERLIN — A government study released Thursday supports what many German consumers have long suspected:…

April 11, 2013 0

PBS News Hour Broadband Series

Quick note: I discuss broadband networks on the PBS News Hour today (Thursday.) They’re doing a three-part series on the state of U. S. broadband with a lot of focus…

March 21, 2013 0

How to Kill Wi-Fi

As we all know, Wi-Fi is a killer technology that’s been enormously important to innovators, consumers, and the Internet. It’s a very humble technology that only tries to replace Ethernet…

March 12, 2013 9