Tom Wheeler

Time to move beyond 5G hype

It is time to move past the political and marketing talking points to consider both the promise of 5G and the challenge to its realization. First of all, to call 5G a “race” is a deceptive metaphor.

The FTC should match tech company innovation with oversight innovation

The Nov 27 Senate hearing on the activities of the Federal Trade Commission highlighted the shortcomings of applying industrial-era thinking to internet-era challenges.

Who makes the rules in the new Gilded Age?

The digital era has spurred tremendous advancements throughout human society, but it has also led to immense instability and inequality.

The Federal Trade Commission will safeguard privacy in name only

If the American people and Congress are looking to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for leadership in the protection of personal privacy, they should prepare for disappointment.

The Supreme Court and House Democrats breathe new life into net neutrality

The activities of the past week have reshaped the future of network neutrality and the strategy for protecting that future.

The Root of the Matter: Data and Duty

The time has come for a new set of guardrails for information capitalism that protect citizens and promote marketplace competition. The framework for such policies already exists and is embedded in the principles of common law.

The real 5G “race” is to serve all Americans

Sept 28 will see a White House rally to promote US leadership in fifth generation (5G) wireless technology. There is no doubt that 5G is an important step forward for wireless technology that will benefit consumers and drive economic growth.

Who will stand up for the First Amendment on internet platforms?

The Trump Administration appears to be following through on the president’s threats to online freedom of speech. The attorney general of the United States is convening a meeting with state attorneys general  “to discuss a growing concern that thes

Google leaves an empty chair at Senate hearing on internet companies

The United States Senate Committee on Intelligence convened on Sept 5 to review the practices of internet platform companies, especially as they relate to protecting against any further election interference.

Time to Fix It: Developing Rules for Internet Capitalism

It is time for the technology industry to compromise on regulations — specifically around privacy, competition, and operational openness. Responsible corporate action must now extend beyond the voluntary commitments that have governed the first de