Broadband After the Pandemic

As the pandemic starts to fade, we won’t return to the old normal but we’ll reach a new normal with more broadband of all kinds, especially mobile, with less TV watching.  Against that background, the efforts of Congress to shore up the old normal are going to fail.

March 16, 2021 0

The Pentagon’s Spectrum Dilemma

The Washington Post has uncovered some misappropriation of funds on the part of the Pentagon related to COVID-19: “A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build…

September 25, 2020 0

Attack of the 5G Truthers!

Given that safety is not a real problem, or at the very least not something city councils need to worry about, a coherent focus on aesthetics and speedy deployment best serves the public interest.

June 29, 2020 0

Winning the 5G Prize

While the US is in a comfortable international position with 5G at the moment, we could run into problems down the road.

June 24, 2020 0

Broadband in the Lockdown Era

At least part of this problem will depend on making the necessary enhancements to the Internet architecture that will enable us to provide a kid-safe Internet experience. This may be the hardest part, actually, because it’s the only part that’s not simply a matter of money.

April 3, 2020 0

Resolving the 6 GHz Conundrum

I’m proposing that the FCC releases 480 MHz of bandwidth in the 6 GHz band for a pilot project. The terms of the pilot are as specified, three high speed, indivisible 160 MHz channels supported by ongoing work on inter-access point coordination.

March 6, 2020 0

Silicon Valley in the Crosshairs of Regulation

The inquiry will need to determine whether these deals were made for legitimate purposes (such as increasing efficiency and product quality) or for illegitimate ones, such as stifling budding competitors to better control markets. Now that the blush is off the tech rose, this is going to be an interesting inquiry.  

February 13, 2020 0

Milestone for Deregulated Internet Service

Global Internet Use 2019

Net neutrality is an odd issues because it correctly identifies some problems that do take place on the Internet – blocking, throttling, and leveraging platform dominance – while attributing them to the wrong parties. I

December 10, 2019 0

The Music Man Comes to Lakewood

Fellman, a veritable Music Man, sold the Council on the ballot measure by conjuring various extremely vague partnerships with private companies to serve various unspecified projects.

October 30, 2019 0

DoH Creates More Problems than it Solves

We need to redesign DoH so that it works with DHCP and local policies, not against them. The layered architecture of the Internet and the distributed nature of DNS become nothing more than cruel jokes if this standard is rolled out in its current form.

September 15, 2019 0