Perhaps the day will come when a new process could supplant the FCC-led public auction process for re-purposing spectrum. But this aspiration for long-term spectrum policy is not the world we have today.
For now, the court decision puts an end to a short and misguided period in the history of internet policy.
An FCC-led public, open and transparent auction process that creates a level playing field for all interested parties will allocate resources efficiently to the parties that value them the most.
President Trump's artificial intelligence initiative appears to take positive steps in prioritizing and advancing AI efforts while limiting government control and financing.
One year after the FCC’s reversal of the Obama administration’s heavy-handed internet regulations, not only did the sky not fall but investment is up, fiber and wireless are accelerating, and the broadband economy is back on the right track.
The race is on. The option for the U.S. is to either win or fall behind, ceding the future to our global competitors.
Proposed legislation in Georgia would expand broadband access by allowing electric co-ops to enter the broadband market. It also properly includes the necessary protections to ensure competition, such as barring the new co-op broadband entrants from charging exorbitant fees to their competitors for utility pole attachment.
The FCC is proposing to reaffirm its cable franchising rules, which are needed to limit local governments' efforts to increase their reach, regulations and fees (i.e., taxes).
Innovation continues to outpace government, especially the capacity of legislatures to design sound policy frameworks. The danger is that poor policy will hamper the rollout of smart technology.
A successful consumer data privacy law would be a federal law that addresses interstate issues.