Will Rinehart on Broadband Part Two
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The economics of competition work very differently in markets with high fixed costs. These markets work better with a consumer welfare focus than with the competition focus.
Will Rinehart on Broadband Infrastructure and Inclusion
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If you’re interested in broadband, competition, digital inclusion, and how public policy moves from idea to appropriation this is for you.
Congress Digs Into Broadband
The priority for Congress in the Wednesday hearing to to draw a bright line between network projects in legitimate need of federal support for construction, technical capacity development, and backhaul and those, like Loveland, that are simply vanity projects.
Pallone’s Folly Will Make Broadband Worse
The need for broadband can be satisfied in a matter of months by spending money where it can do the most good: on end user inclusion programs and subsidies. The long term need for better and better broadband exists as well, but it lives on a completely different timeline.
IIJA: Good Start, Long Way to Go
Congress should re-prioritize broadband subsidies to meet the needs of urban poor, the forgotten rural areas, and the needs of everyone for mobile service. We live in 2021, let’s start acting like it.