The Numbers Don’t Lie

For the first time in eight years, the FCC’s Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report has arrived with a clear answer to the question, Is the wireless market competitive?

The FCC Gets Real on Wireless Competition

Morning Consult

It’s good for consumers that there is effective wireless market competition. And it’s good for the country that the FCC’s report is grounded in sound economic analysis.

A Look at the Current FCC’s Legacy of Confusion

With the election looming and the current makeup of the FCC likely nearing its end, Fred Campbell has penned a thorough look at what he describes as the FCC’s “legacy of confusion about competition.” An excerpt: The Wheeler FCC’s repudiation of economic rigor and legal precedents is an anomaly that...

Close Competition

Our Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman had a piece published in The Street yesterday highlighting the fact that data collected by the FCC shows special access services are, in fact, highly competitive. An excerpt: [L]et’s look at the facts. Based on an analysis of the FCC’s own data, it turns out that...

Boucher on Netflix’s Deception

Over at Multichannel News, our own Rick Boucher has written a piece examining Netflix’s admission that it has reduced video speeds for the customers of two wireless providers. An excerpt: Netflix’s stunning admission that, for five years, it reduced the video speeds of customers of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless...

The Data on Special Access

This week the FCC allowed parties to release some aggregate data in the broadband market collected as part of the ongoing special access proceeding.  And this data, even though partial, confirms what I and others have been saying all along: virtually all businesses have access to real, facilities-based competition today....

IIA Outlines 7 Principles for Internet Policy in Memo to the Presidential Field

Advises the next President on an agenda to continue progress of the broadband revolution WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 17, 2016 – Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) sent a four-page, bipartisan letter to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. IIA’s “Memorandum for the...

Anna-Maria Kovacs on Special Access

A new paper from Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, takes a deep dive into the current state of “special access” services, particularly whether there is a case for re-regulation. You can download a copy of the full report here, but...

Broadband on Either Side of the Pond

At the Harvard Business Review, Larry Downes explains the vast divide between broadband in the U.S. and the E.U. The numbers are startling. As he writes: [T]he U.S. has seen nearly a trillion and a half dollars in private investments for cable, mobile, fiber, and next-generation copper/fiber hybrid services. This...

Boucher on Outdated Regs

Our Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher has an op-ed in The Hill on how outdated regulations are limiting competition when it comes to broadband. An excerpt: Consumers are fleeing the old network in droves. Only 5 percent use it exclusively, and another 28 percent use it in combination with a wireless...