Will Rinehart on Broadband Part Two

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. 

December 29, 2021 0

Show Your Cards, FAA

Instead of playing this game of media leak-a-thon with secret studies and mystical data, the time has come for the FAA to come clean and show its cards.

December 21, 2021 0

Will Rinehart on Broadband Infrastructure and Inclusion

If you’re interested in broadband, competition, digital inclusion, and how public policy moves from idea to appropriation this is for you.

December 9, 2021 0

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.

October 5, 2021 0

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.

August 18, 2021 0

Connecting the Unconnected

When we begin with the requirements we quickly find that there are many ways to satisfy them. At this point it’s more prudent to continue to rely on innovation to meet needs rather than declare one and only one technology the permanent victor.

July 12, 2021 0

Comparing Wi-Fi 6E Gateways: Netgear vs. Asus

In the last post we shared some preliminary impressions of Wi-Fi 6E vs. Wi-Fi 6. 6E is identical to 6 except that 6E uses the 6GHz frequency band while 6…

June 10, 2021 0

Multi-Gigabit SOHO Networks are Here

The era of multi-gigabit networks is here for residential and SOHO users. Wi-Fi 6 is in the indirect enabler.

May 25, 2021 0

Universal Broadband: A 21st Century View

The way forward is to prioritize urgent needs over long term visions. In cases where a new wireline network is the only solution that will get a rural community online, of course that network needs to be all fiber and potentially symmetrical. But such cases are rare.

May 7, 2021 0

Biden’s Zombie Broadband Plan

While we have work to do in rural and poor America, we are not at a point where we can afford to turn our backs on emerging technologies in favor of a zombie broadband plan born in the last millennium.

April 1, 2021 0