Fact-Checking Commissioner Statements on Privacy NPRM

In the process of writing comments for the FCC’s privacy NPRM (Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services, WC Docket No. 16-106) I made the mistake…

May 24, 2016 0

IP Investment, Economic Growth and the FCC

Alton Drew has an interesting post today at his Law and Politics of Broadband blog – his takeaways from a panel discussion he attended at Georgetown University on regulation and…

January 31, 2013 1

Steve Largent on Spectrum

Steve Largent authored a piece in Politico a couple of days ago that is worth reading, if you’ve not had a chance (and I’m not just saying that because he…

May 23, 2012 8

Low Versus High Radio Spectrum

Lower frequencies do offer advantages, but my view is that these advantages are often overstated. Most usage of mobile broadband networks will occur within higher population densities in which networks will have to be designed for capacity rather than coverage. In these scenarios, low and high frequencies offer almost equivalent performance.

March 5, 2012 10

“Unlimited” Now Equals 300 Megabytes

A small wireless company called Republic Wireless has started a new “unlimited” wireless voice/text/data service for $19 per month.  It was bad enough when companies were calling 5 gigabytes unlimited, but…

November 9, 2011 8

iPhone Buyers Complaining About Sprint 4G

Robert Graham says he’s the 18th person at his store to return his Sprint iPhone 4S for the following reason. Credit: Robert Graham While this is just one sample, it…

October 23, 2011 2

The iPhone 4S Buying Experience

I bought my first iPhone Friday after bucking the trend for lo these many years. This was an upgrade from the Blackberry Bold 9000 that I’ve carried for nearly three…

October 17, 2011 1

Smaller Display and no LTE may Hamper iPhone 4S

It has been a historic week with the passing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs who was an unrivaled genius of our time.  Mr. Jobs and his team of engineers, designers, and…

October 10, 2011 19

DOJ vs AT&T – A Pyrrhic Victory for Competition and Jobs

In stories and editorials, we are seeing cheering over the decision by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) suing to stop the AT&T and T-Mobile merger.  Fans see this as a victory…

September 2, 2011 4