OTI United States of Broadband Map is Fake News
US broadband is nothing to sneer at, as all of us who have taken the time to study it in depth are happy to say. Alternative fact reports targeted at naive journalists have the potential to do serious harm, so I would encourage anyone who finds OTI’s United States of Broadband remotely credible to dig a little deeper before firing off clickbait headlines. You might be a victim of fake news.
Roslyn Layton Visits High Tech Forum
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What are we losing by pretending that mobile broadband is a noncompetitive market that needs to be tightly managed by a Washington-based regulator? We can’t know that in the US because we only have the market we have. But data from other countries suggests that we’re not seeing the explosion in mobile apps development that we should expect.
Highly Illogical Broadband Claims
What the FCC can do is help to keep large swathes of the American population from falling behind. And it can do this by saying yes to network deployment and innovation. A good first step in that process is to let go of the vacuous virtuous cycle of networks + apps innovation. That argument is illogical.
American Broadband Policy: Information over Manipulation
While it’s true that Americans aren’t dancing in the streets over ISP customer service, it’s unrealistic to claim that replacing them with municipal utility providers will change this dynamic at all.
FCC Hearings: Where’s the Tech?
The five Congressional hearings on the FCC in the last week yielded surprisingly little technical content. While I’ve learned not to be optimistic about the ability of the nation’s “expert…
Where Does US Broadband Speed Really Rank?
This is the second part of pair of posts on US broadband speed; the first covered average download speed (33.5 Mbps in the US) and this puts that speed in…
Does Your Broadband Internet Service Suck?
Much of the debate over Internet policy in the US presumes that our broadband services aren’t very good. Would there be a need for the FCC to pass the most…
CTIA’s International Case for More Spectrum
In a recent blog post, CTIA compares some measures of the U.S. wireless industry to those in nine other countries. The purpose is two-fold; to show the U.S. is a…