Monthly Archives: August 2009

Questions for NYT Editorialist on “Access and the Internet”

The latest of four New York Times editorials reiterating its support of net neutrality legislation or FCC rules, “Access and the Internet,” raises some simple questions. First, are the examples in the editorial the best the New York Times can come up with to justify...
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Top Ten Pitfalls of Wireless Innovation Regulation

Analysis of the potential pitfalls of wireless innovation regulation is a necessary complement to the FCC’s upcoming Notice of Inquiries into wireless competition/innovation and the DOJ’s review of wireless competition, in order to ensure policymakers get a balanced view of the big picture. What are...
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Ou has a must read post on usage caps 101

I love to learn and I learned a lot of new information and insights from George Ou’s great new post on understanding how usage caps really affect broadband throughput. It is a must read for anyone that considers themselves knowledgeable about broadband. Some of it...
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Why Broadband is Not a Public Utility

The data and evidence show that broadband is not a public utility warranting economic regulation of prices, terms and conditions; this is contrary to the assertions of net neutrality proponents: the Markey-Eshoo Bill, FreePress, the Open Internet Coalition, and Google’s Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, among...
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Some Questions for FreePress on “Astro-Turfing”

FreePress launched another effort to discredit my views and those of others in a new “Unmasking Astroturf” campaign where they called me the “Astro-turfer-in-chief.“ I have some questions for FreePress on “astro-turfing.” 1. How is it “Astro-turfing” when I am fully disclosed and routinely communicate...
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FreePress’ Blame-Shifting on the Broadband Stimulus

Apparently FreePress is concerned that they may have over-reached and may have contributed to a less-than-helpful lose-lose dynamic in pushing so hard for counter-productive net neutrality regulations to be part of the guidelines for the $7.2b broadband economic stimulus grants. FreePress is pushing their friends...
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Some Questions for FreePress on “Astro-Turfing”

FreePress launched another effort to discredit my views and those of others in a new “Unmasking Astroturf” campaign where they called me the “Astro-turfer-in-chief.“ I have some questions for FreePress on “astro-turfing.” 1. How is it “Astro-turfing” when I am fully disclosed and routinely communicate...
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Mr. Kessler’s Datatopian Assumptions

I was surprised that the Wall Street Journal editorial page printed Andy Kessler’s datatopian rant today, which essentially calls for the Federal Government to economically regulate the competitive broadband Internet as a monopoly and move away from a market-driven property rights model for mobile Internet...
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Kudos to an Insightful Post on Innovation/Internet’s Evolution

Kudos to Link Hoewing’s insightful post on “The Internet’s Evolution and Network Management” on Verizon’s Policy Blog. Its an important analysis and perspective for anyone wanting to understand how FCC regulation of the Internet and network management could negatively and seriously harm innovation and the...
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