Sensible Action on Midnight Regulations

The departing Obama Administration was busy in its last hours. At the FCC, former Chairman Wheeler took several last-minute actions that have been accurately called “midnight regulations.”

Talking Cybersecurity

This week’s State of the Net panel on cybersecurity, timely-named “Cyber Security Under Trump: Stopping the Hacks,” examined how the new Administration could go about addressing the increasing need for a stiffer digital defense.

FCC’s Rush to Regulate Nearly Obsolete Technology Hurts Broadband

The Street

When does deregulation become re-regulation? To watch this happen in real time, take a close look at the Federal Communications Commission, which is poised to re-impose price regulation on a market for a nearly obsolete technology at its Nov. 17 public meeting. The FCC has been looking to re-regulate this...

When A Compromise Isn’t — The Future Of Business Data Services

Investor’s Business Daily

by Bruce Mehlman Trade association INCOMPAS, which represents competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), and Verizon have been working together to “negotiate” a deal with the Federal Communications Commission. Although the terms may make perfect sense for them, they’re bad for the actual deployment and adoption of broadband infrastructure and, namely,...

Ignoring the Cable Giant in the Room

The smart folks at Light Reading have kicked off a four-part series analyzing the Cable industry’s performance and opportunities in serving the business market. If you’re the type who enjoys wonking out on telecommunications complexities, you’ll want to check the series out. The first part of the series, “How Cable...

A Broken NPRM

The Federal Communications Commission has been extremely active as of late, and this rush to regulate has not been without its headaches. Case in point: The Commission’s proceeding in relation to Special Access services (Business Data Services (BDS). Specifically, the recent release of peer reviewed responses to a third-party economist...

A Lesson From Canada For The FCC


by Bruce Mehlman Oh, FCC: Take some notes from Canada. Maxime Bernier, one of the candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, has just given a speech in which he set out ways to achieve real competition in the telecom sector. And one of the things he proposes...