Net Neutrality Reply Comments

Rather than going forward with backward-looking Title II regulations it would be wise for the FCC to issue a Further NPRM seeking comment on the state of competition in the Broadband ISP market. The NPRM barely touches this topic, but it’s actually at the center of the current issue set. There is much the Agency can do to accelerate the transition from a wire-dominant broadband regime to a wireless future in which the Internet is fully pervasive.

January 17, 2024 0

HTF Comments on Title II NPRM

But most of all, the FCC needs to guide Congress toward a regulatory status quo that enables the Commission to function to its full capability so that the Internet can fulfill its potential. The FCC and the Internet are not at war with each other, you are both partners in making a better tomorrow.

December 15, 2023 0

FCC Lumbers Along with Net Neutrality

I would much rather see the FCC spend its free time on the spectrum problem than fooling around with Title II. But that takes the agency focusing more on what the country needs and less on its institutional self-esteem. That’s harsh, but it’s consistent with what’s actually happening in 2023

October 16, 2023 0

FCC Drops the Ball on Spam Text

There is no current need to mandate authentication or blacklisting. Authentication is unnecessary and blacklists are already common

April 11, 2023 0

Anna Gomez on the National Spectrum Plan

Of all the telecom lawyers I’ve met, nobody understands spectrum better than Anna Gomez. This is a must-see podcast for spectrum geeks.

August 8, 2022 0

FAA Controversy Sort of Gets a Hearing

It goes without saying that US regulatory performance on the 5G mid-band and aviation is well below the international standard. Dickson was a poor choice when the former president appointed him, and he hasn’t grown into the job. A balanced hearing would show this.

February 2, 2022 0

Show Your Cards, FAA

Instead of playing this game of media leak-a-thon with secret studies and mystical data, the time has come for the FAA to come clean and show its cards.

December 21, 2021 0

Filling in the Gaps in Section 230

Starting with a relatively easy problem will make Congress better equipped to handle the harder questions down the road.

November 23, 2020 0

Shane and Richard on Dominant Platforms and Market Power

So we have a number of issues that may or may not be lawful but are pretty clearly unfair and anti-competitive. What’s Congress going to do about platform power and competition? This question remains to be answered, but the podcast suggests a good way for it to start. 

January 23, 2020 0

With Friends Like Google…

A tip for the politicians of the future who want to address the markets for information and influence: don’t forget to buy your Google Ad Words or you’ll never get elected.

January 14, 2020 0