Analysis

The Real Crisis Is Not at the Border

The decisions by networks to go all-in on Donald Trump in 2016 may sound a distant echo today.

Will this new Congress be the one to pass data privacy legislation?

Will this new Congress be the one to pass data privacy legislation? So far the Senate has done the most visible work. And, with a variety of stakeholders contributing input, will this be enough to bring about passage?

Lawmakers in the New Congress Support an Open Internet

Initial Free Press research shows that of the nearly 100 new House members, 70 percent of first-term Democratic Reps have already publicly stated their support for real network neutrality.

A year of unprecedented deception: President Trump averaged 15 false claims a day in 2018

When 2018 began, the President Donald Trump had made 1,989 false and misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database, which tracks every suspect statement uttered by the President.

Why “Wi-Fi 6” Tells You Exactly What You’re Buying, But “5G” Doesn’t Tell You Anything.

Welcome to 2019, where you will find aggressively marketed to you a new upgrade in Wi-Fi called “Wi-Fi 6” and just about every mobile provider will try to sell you some “new, exciting, 5G service!” But funny thing.

The Case for Agency Authority

This is my case for why I am pro-agency rulemaking authority, and you should be too.

The Real Problem with Big Tech: Lack of Competition

This was the year when Big Tech companies were humbled, their reputations tarnished, and their share prices clobbered by a tidal wave of political outrage over misinformation, censorship, and data abuse. This public flogging may go too far.

Commissioner O'Rielly Gets Defensive When Experts Call Him Out

In Oct, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly accused municipal networks, including Chattanooga’s EPB Fiber Optics, of violating the First Amendment by limiting subscribers free speech.

Libraries Evolve to Bridge Digital Divide

Income is the largest determinant of whether or not someone has access. Only 67 percent of households with less than $25,000 in income have access to a computer, and only 51.7 percent of them have access to internet.

Labor market impact of the proposed Sprint–T-Mobile merger

In this paper, we draw upon a nascent but fast-growing empirical economics literature on the earnings effect of labor market concentration to estimate how the Sprint–T-Mobile merger would affect earnings of workers at the US stores that sell the w