FCC Defeat Holds Chattanooga Train at the Station

FCC order preempting state broadband laws struck down by Sixth Circuit in the least surprising court decision of the year. So it’s back to the drawing board for the White House.

August 11, 2016 0

The Internet Election

The Internet looms large in this presidential election. This has been true in various ways for several cycles, but it’s more true now than it ever has been. Since 2004,…

August 2, 2016 0

Russia’s Unconventional Election IT Strategy

It turns out my post on the digital campaign tools of the two major presidential candidates was a bit incomplete because it didn’t address outsourcing to foreign powers. The tech…

July 28, 2016 1

Senate to Examine FCC’s Privacy Scheme

Bright and early Tuesday morning – at 10:00 AM Capitol Hill time – the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the FCC’s proposed privacy rules, How Will the FCC’s…

July 11, 2016 2

FCC Curious about Noise Floor

FCC Curious about Noise Floor

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology has opened an inquiry on spectrum noise floors. Anecdotal evidence says there’s more random spectral noise today, and OET wants to know how…

June 23, 2016 0

Overcoming Internet Stagnation

The DC Circuit’s blessing of the FCC’s Internet Service Provider regulations evoked a chorus of hosannahs from the predictable sources: reflexively anti-coprporate newspaper editorials, alarmist blogs, and advocacy groups with…

June 16, 2016 1

Democratic Judges Uphold Misclassification of Internet as Telephone Service

DC Circuit judges Tatel and Srinivasan went along with the FCC’s misclassification of Internet service as a telephone service today, but Senior Judge Steven Williams dissented. The majority opinion rules that…

June 14, 2016 0

Integrating its Way to the Future: Apple WWDC

Apple’s annual World-Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) is one of the most anticipated and best-covered tech events of year. WWDC is typically about software updates, while the so-called Special Events are…

June 13, 2016 0

Cell Phones Don’t Cause Cancer

Anything’s possible, but the evidence we have so far says there’s no reason to fear cancer from cell phones. Stories on cancer risk from phones endlessly crop up on the…

May 31, 2016 0

Privacy and the Internet: What the FCC Doesn’t Get

If you want to get totally confused about the nature of the Internet, you can’t do any better than to listen to and believe FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s remarks in…

May 17, 2016 13