Reimagining the FCC for the 21st Century

I read an intriguing article on Airbus’s plans for flying cars in Digital Trends. Before the end of the year, Europe’s aircraft maker will be testing both single-passenger and no-passenger flying…

January 17, 2017 0

Trump Meets Tech Leaders

President-elect Trump’s meeting with tech leaders made the news, but nobody had any details. The press pool was admitted for opening remarks and photos but quickly ushered out. Attendees included Apple…

December 15, 2016 0

Telecommunications Issues, 1979

Check this discussion of the need for a new communications act promoting competition, deregulation, and consumer choice. It features Tom Wheeler and Barry Goldwater and it took place in 1979….

December 13, 2016 0

Landing Team Invades the Echo Chamber

Technology regulation is a gatekeeper with an enormous role in determining the kind of future we will enjoy. Engineers can create awesome new systems, but if we can’t get buy-in…

November 24, 2016 0

Overcoming the Advertising Duopoly

Sen. Ed Markey (D, MA.) hosted a press call for advocates of the FCC’s broadband privacy regulations today that failed to shed any new light on the issue. As is the way…

October 20, 2016 0

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy

I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion about privacy in general and the FCC’s privacy NPRM in particular today. The event was sponsored by Cal Innovates at…

September 27, 2016 0

Apple’s iPhone 7 Advances

Apple’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2.0 are both credible advances in their spheres, especially for those who like cameras and don’t care for wired headphones.

September 9, 2016 0

FCC Comment on Broadband Progress

FCC Broadband Progress Reports lack coherent structure and the kind of year-to-year consistency of method that would allow us to evaluate progress. This can be corrected by taking a more structured approach and relying on academic research instead of home-cooked data with limited value, as is the norm.

September 7, 2016 0

High Tech Carolina Farm to Switch ISPs

It’s unlikely that the Vick Farm in North Carolina is in the same shape as an Atlantic City casino even though it has been doing a bit of gambling on its broadband.

August 30, 2016 0

eBay: Car Service of the Future?

Autonomous cars auctioned by companies like eBay for trips and errands could become an important mode of transportation very soon.

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