Monthly Archives: May 2009

EC declares “no need for State intervention” in broadband duopoly because there’s no market failure

In a significant blow to U.S. advocates of Government-mandated open access networks — over facilities-based broadband network competition — the European Commission (EC) just declared “no need for State intervention” in geographic zones where there are at least two facilities-based broadband network competitors, because that...
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Latest Data: US No Longer Falling Behind on Broadband

The latest data from the OECD and other sources indicate that the U.S. is no longer falling behind the rest of the world in broadband. These latest data are relevant to assumptions underlying the FCC’s National Broadband Strategy due to Congress next February and also...
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The Open Internet’s Growing Security Problem — Part XI

New evidence continues to spotlight the Open Internet’s growing security problem. The growing catalogue of evidence from mainstream sources is getting harder and harder to ignore. See previous parts of the series: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, & X. “Hackers get...
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Questions for Free Press’ proposed “New Direction for US Broadband Policy”

Free Press’ just released a new report with its sweeping recommendations for a complete overhaul of the nation’s broadband strategy. Asserting that “digital deregulation failed,” FreePress in essence proposes a complete top-to-bottom do-over of over fifteen years of bipartisan communications policy. The report prompts some...
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“Open” has no monopoly on innovation

I wanted to flag a great post on why “open” business models have no monopoly on innovation, and why there is and can be lots of smart network innovation. Don’t miss Link Hoewing’s thoughtful piece on the subject over at the Verizon Policy blog. He...
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