Monthly Archives: July 2012

Google Fiber: Modern Technology, but Obsolete Policy Thinking

July 30, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller Op-ed: “Google Fiber: Modern Technology, but Obsolete Policy Thinking” here. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1: “Obsolete communications law stifles innovation, harms consumers” Part 2: “The FCC’s Public Interest Test Problem” Part 3: “FCC Special...
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Competition News: July 27, 2012

The Economics of Google Fiber and What it Means for U.S. Broadband Apple-Amazon War Heats Up Netflix Transition Rattles Investors Facebook Treads Fine Line with Advertisers When Two Phones Are Better...
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Competition News: July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 Why It Matters The interesting development of the week is the Google Fiber launch of its experimental 1 Gigabit fiber network. Gigaom discussed how Google executives claimed it’s a profitable service before anyone has signed up! According to Google its special sauce...
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FCC’s Over-Reliance on Obsolete Law – Daily Caller Op-ed

July 26, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “FCC’s Over-Reliance on Obsolete Law”. It spotlights the FCC’s clear pattern of relying on obsolete law and non-existing statutory authority. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1: “Obsolete communications law stifles innovation, harms consumers” Part...
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FreePress Reboots! Internet Freedom is SaveTheInternet.com 2.0 and it has a twin!

July 24, 2012 Pay attention when FreePress is quiet about something it was ear-splitting loud about before. Without fanfare, FreePress apparently has mothballed its old SaveTheInternet.com agitprop campaign apparatus by redirecting www.SaveTheInternet.com to a refreshed FreePress.net site that reboots under a variety of “Internet freedom”...
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Questions to Ask at Google-Fiber Announcement

July 23, 2012 Listed below are pertinent questions to ask Google at its Google Fiber announcement July 26th, given Google’s “launch-first, fix-later” philosophy, and its PR practice of omitting material facts and information. (See the Google-Kansas City Agreement here.) Gag order on City: Why is...
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Competition News July 20, 2012

To Beat FiOS, Comcast Reportedly Prepping 305 Mbps Speeds Google Fiber is Coming on July 26, 2012 AT&T Fires Back at Verizon In Nod to New Era, Microsoft Unveils Touch-Based Version of Office Volvo Teases New Wireless Telematics System...
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Competition News: July 20, 2012

Why It Matters Competition over fastest broadband is heating up. GigaOm reports Comcast is preparing a 305 Mpbs broadband service to trump Verizon’s leading 300 Mpbs service. Reports from Google indicate it’s launching I Gbps broadband service July 26 for Kansas City. We learned from...
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FCC’s Slippery Slope to Regulating Content, Speech, and the Press

July 19, 2012 Please see my latest Daily Caller op-ed: “FCC’s Slippery Slope to Regulating Content, Speech, and the Press” here. It urges the FCC to swiftly overturn their Administrative Judge’s ruling in the wrong-headed Comcast-Tennis Channel decision. ***** Obsolete Communications Law Op-ed Series: Part 1:...
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