What the FCC’s Broadband Tests Really Measure

The data in the “Measuring Broadband America” report released by the FCC on June 18th shows that Americans get the broadband speeds they pay for. The report plainly says (page…

June 25, 2014 2

What is Masa Son talking about? (Part 1: Device-Limited LTE speed)

On Tuesday, March 11th, Sprint Chairman Masa Son gave an interesting and exciting speech on the benefits of merging Sprint with T-Mobile that relied on some rather dramatic empirical claims….

March 12, 2014 4

Europeans Envy U.S. Broadband

Why do some persist in negatively comparing U.S. broadband to Europe’s?   Roslyn Layton, a visiting fellow at AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy (where our fair editor is…

February 19, 2014 11

Europe’s Broadband Woes

By any sensible measure, Europe is in the midst of a broadband crisis: The U. S. has opened a an enormous gap with the continent in terms of 4G/LTE mobile…

September 23, 2013 0

95% of America’s Young Adults Use Broadband at Home

The latest survey of America’s home broadband subscriptions by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project reveals some surprising trends that you probably haven’t heard before. The fact…

August 27, 2013 18

High-Speed Broadband as Public Utility? Not so fast…

Richard Bennett, our fair editor, has published an excellent piece in Governing.com, taking issue with assertions made by Susan Crawford in her new book “Captive Audience” and echoed by some others,…

April 30, 2013 0

U. S. Broadband Speed Slightly Better in Latest Akamai Report

Akamai published the Q4 2012 edition of their State of the Internet report yesterday, and it’s pretty much as expected: the trends that have been evident since 2010 are continuing….

April 24, 2013 3

Reacting to the Broadband Speed Data

Over on the Innovation Policy Blog I take a look at the FCC’s broadband speeds report and some of the reactions to it: The results are surprising to some because…

August 8, 2011 1