Is Net Neutrality Doomed?

Net neutrality is doomed by history and technology regardless of who sits atop the FCC. Neutrality is forced modularity, a losing proposition in every long run. Our reverence for for forced modularity comes from a fluke of history.

January 24, 2017 0

Engineers Can Policy Too: ETAP 2015

Recently I was invited to take part in a conference put together by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the “IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy Forum on Internet Governance,…

June 2, 2015 0

The Internet is just a prototype

What might we do with the Internet of the future? The world is about to be filled with autonomous cars, social robots, and delivery drones. These will all need to…

April 14, 2015 0

Playing God with the Internet?

At yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee’s hearing, “Wrecking the Internet to Save It: The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rule,” Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert delivered some impassioned comments on the FCC’s common…

March 26, 2015 0

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…

March 26, 2015 0

A New Way to Look at Net Neutrality

New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute is circulating a proposal by consultant CTC Technology and Energy titled “Mobile Broadband Networks Can Manage Congestion While Abiding By Open Internet Principles” that…

November 18, 2014 0

FCC Drama on Net Neutrality and Spectrum

The February 15 FCC Open Meeting promises to be one of the more widely-viewed and discussed Commission meeting in a long time. The agenda includes some action on the upcoming…

May 14, 2014 0

Wall St. Journal: Time to Give Up the Net Neutrality Quest

My op-ed in Wednesday’s Wall St. Journal brims with advice (put the title “Time to Give Up the Net-Neutrality Quest” into Google if you’re not a subscriber) for FCC Chairman…

February 4, 2014 0

What the Heck is “Net Neutrality” Anyhow?

You may have noticed there’s been some talk on the Internet lately about something called “net neutrality”. It’s connected to a court decision on the FCC, in which the court…

January 21, 2014 4

Big Win for FCC in Net Neutrality Case

The DC Circuit Court threw us a curveball (or maybe a Mo Rivera cutter) in upholding the FCC’s argument that Section 706 of the Communications Act provides it with jurisdiction…

January 15, 2014 3