Stuart Brotman

The Internet’s Enduring Free Speech Legacy

Over 20 years ago, the US Supreme Court unanimously decided Reno v. American CivilLiberties Union (ACLU), which found the communications decency provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to be unconstitutional.

National Broadband Plan is vital to future net vitality

[Commentary] Eight years ago today, the US National Broadband Plan was released, as mandated by a law that received bipartisan support in Congress.

Net Vitality 2.0

This updated analysis revisits the pioneering research approach first developed in 2010, which highlights countries that are leading on a global basis in their deployment and use of broadband applications and content; devices; and networks.

Net neutrality 2.0: Perspectives on FCC regulation of internet service providers

[Commentary] Yet before the partisan noise over network neutrality rises to the level of screeching decibels, it might be useful to provide some much-needed context.

Upcoming NAFTA renegotiation should expand telecommunications freedom of choice

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico is expected to be at the top of the list for renegotiation under the Trump Administration.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration punches above its weight

For the first time in 25 years, Congress conducted hearings in Feb to reauthorize the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Why Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch is a regulatory skeptic

One unreported item regarding President Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, is that he would bring more private practice exposure to telecommunications law to the court tha

Alternative perspectives on technology policy in the Trump administration

Come Jan 20, President-elect Donald Trump will have the opportunity to continue or suspend many of the technology-focused initiatives begun by President Barack Obama.

Can the FCC’s spectrum auction conclude successfully?

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission began stage three of its forward spectrum auction, immediately following the close of the second round.

At last, a Presidential Medal of Freedom for communications

It’s not often that the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission becomes known outside the relatively narrow confines of those who are regulated by the FCC. But Newton N.