Harold Feld

Cleveland and the Return Of Broadband Redlining.

[Commentary] I am the last person to deny anyone a good snarky gloat.

Can Obama Stop The Stalling On Clinton Appointees. Or: “It’s Raining Progressives, Hallelujah!”

[Commentary] As we end 2016, we have an unusually large number of vacancies in both the executive branch and the judiciary. As anyone not living under a rock knows, that’s no accident.

Understanding the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in AT&T Mobility v. FTC

[Commentary] The Ninth Circuit issued a fairly important decision limiting the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Unfortunately, certain articles, combined with some overwrought commentary, have generated a lot of confusion.

Farewell To AT&T’s Jim Cicconi.

It may seem odd for me to say, and meaning no offense to his replacement Bob Quinn, but I am sorry to see Jim Cicconi retire from AT&T at the end of August.

Update on Municipal Broadband Decision. The Fate of Pinetop, NC

[Commentary] Greenlight, the muni provider of Wilson (NC), took advantage of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 municipal broadband order and began offering gigabit broadband in Pinetop (NC), population 1400.

FCC Loses It’s Muni Broadband Test Case. What Comes Next?

[Commentary] While that seems obvious, we often miss it in policy debates. But it is rather important to keep in mind when reading Tennessee v. FCC.

T-Mobile’s Zero-Rating of Pokémon GO Raises Questions for the Open Internet

Beginning July 19, T-Mobile is offering a limited-time promotion tied to the wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon GO, in which the mobile data used by the game will not count toward a customer’s data cap.

NCTA Shocked — SHOCKED! — to Discover Ex Parte Process At FCC.

[Commentary] Every now and then, I am reminded that the cable news networks such as Fox and MSNBC are members of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). But seeing this recent blog post reminded me.

AT&T’s Business Data Service Hissy Fit Is Bad Strategy.

[Commentary] Hell hath no fury like an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) scorned.