Mad Men Really Did Move West

Broadcasting & Cable

Over at Broadcasting & Cable, our Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher has an op-ed on how Silicon Valley is the “new capital of content.”

The Pro-Consumer Data Free-For-All

The Hill

It’s actually pretty easy to understand sponsored-data programs: In essence, wireless carriers are working with content providers, who have a clear interest in promoting their own content. It seems little different than any other marketing program, whether a fast-food chain promoting a new movie or matching a competitor’s coupons at...

What’s the Point of Internet Access, Anyway?

Huffington Post

While some feel that they have no need for the internet in their daily lives, the advantages are undeniable. Broadband is a critical part of participating in America’s ever-evolving economy. It is crucial no American gets left behind.

Leaving Rural America Behind

Bloomberg BNA

The FCC’s plan will impose price regulation on certain aspects of the BDS market and threaten it for others. The question that concerns me is whether the FCC’s action will make that investment easier or harder.

America’s Investment Heroes are Going it Alone

The Hill

If there has been one constant in my observations of the telecom industry, it is this: Policies that lead to regulatory uncertainty will deter investment. Now, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) is out with its fifth annual report on investment in the U.S., and the news is not good. The...

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 Privacy Regulation Could Do More Harm Than Good

Morning Consult

Once again, the Federal Communications Commission is about to take major action affecting the internet, right before an election and without sufficient consideration of its impact. This time, the issue is consumers’ privacy on the internet. Back in April, with the goal of protecting user privacy, the FCC launched a...

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,...