Monthly Archives: September 2009

Poll: Americans strongly oppose publicacy & expect online privacy — Part XV Privacy-Publicacy Series

Americans expect dramatically more privacy online than they currently have; that is the essence of the findings of an outstanding new independent study led by Professor Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania entitled: “Americans Reject Tailored Advertising.” The study/poll found:...
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Wash Post gets net neutrality regs are UNJUSTIFIED — Must read: “The FCC’s Heavy Hand”

The FCC Chairman’s proposed preemptive net neutrality/open Internet regulations are unjustified. That’s the thrust of an excellent Washington Post lead editorial today entitled: “The FCC’s Heavy Hand: Federal regulators should not be telling Internet service providers how to run their businesses.” Kudos to the Post...
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The Many Vulnerabilities of an Open Internet

What an “Open Internet” does not mean is as important as what it does mean. Surely an “Open Internet” is not intended to mean what it certainly can mean: un-protected, unguarded, or vulnerable to attack. Thus, it is essential for the FCC to be explicit...
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More “reason” behind Reasonable Network Management

For those trying to better understand some obvious, important and necessary reasons why networks need to engage in “reasonable network management” and prioritize Internet traffic to ensure quality of service for all — please read a great post by George Ou over at Digital Society....
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My Press Release on FCC’s Proposed Preemptive Regulation of the Internet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 21, 2009 Contact: Scott Cleland   703-217-2407   NetCompetition.org Comments on Proposed FCC Preemptive Regulation of the Internet FCC Risks Killing the Golden Goose of the Internet – Mutual Self-Interest and Cooperation WASHINGTON – In response to the Federal Communications Commission...
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Wireless Innovation Regulation — “Believe it or Not!”

With due to credit to “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!®,” so much odd and bizarre is happening in Washington in the “name” of “wireless innovation” and competition that the topic calls for its own collection of: “Believe it or Not!®” oddities. Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstom,...
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An Excellent Op-Ed on Net Neutrality

Matt Salmon, immediate past president of COMPTEL and former Arizona Congressman, has an excellent Op-Ed in today’s Washington Examiner entitled: “Net Neutrality Threatens the Balance of the Internet.”...
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OECD’s Self-Serving Metrics

George Ford of the Phoenix Center does a great job of debunking the OECD’s latest self-serving set of metrics covering mobile prices in his latest research piece: “Be careful what you ask for: a comment on the OECD’s mobile price metrics.“ The OECD’s mobile metric...
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Uneconomics and Texting

George Ou’s good post yesterday on “Being Rational on Text Pricing” rightly takes to task the complaint that text messaging should be priced at marginal costs and ignore total costs, upgrade costs, or competition. It also prompts me to join in to address the issue....
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