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In a post for the Daily Caller, Scott Cleland of Precursor research argues outdated regulations are stifling innovation in broadband and wireless:

Most Federal wireless regulation rests on the 1912 Radio Act – a law that required all radio stations be licensed – and the 1927 Radio Act – a law that established the Federal Radio Commission and required radio stations to operate in accordance with the ”public interest, convenience and necessity,” a premise borrowed from 1880s’ railroad monopoly regulation. This notion of analog-era public interest radio regulation is archaic at best when we live in a broadband world of digital cellular communications, software defined radio, and spectrum sharing, that offer solutions through technology, competition, auctions, and property rights; solutions our early 1900s government bottleneck laws could never fathom.

Read the whole thing over at the Daily Caller.