Op-Ed

Broadband infrastructure should be a national priority for policymakers

“Build it and they will come.” This line has become shorthand for the idea that new infrastructure, once built, attracts customers.

Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer

When does a company become too big or too successful to exist?

Portland Is Again Blazing Trails for Open Internet Access

The tussle over "network neutrality" started 20 years ago in Portland (OR). Today, Portland and its region are poised to be Ground Zero for resolving the real issues behind public concern over “net neutrality”—the stagnant, uncompetitive, hopeless

Senator Sinema’s Letter To Constituents Looks Like It Was Written By A Telecom Lobbyist

Sen Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has doubled-down on her unwillingness to support the Save the Internet Act and overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. In a letter to constituents, the senator brushes off concerns from

Trump administration will let the private sector lead in developing 5G

As the head of the Federal Communications Commission, I’ve been working for the past two-plus years to advance a market-based strategy to promote US leadership in 5G.

The Network Neutrality Battle Is About Common Carriage Functionality

Why is it important whether broadband internet access service (BIAS) is considered a common carriage service or not? Because if BIAS is a common carriage service, then BIAS providers bear the fundamental obligations of common carriers.

Supreme Court should rule on a risk to innovation

The Supreme Court is considering whether to weigh in on a defining battle of the digital era. The court is about to decide what happens next in Oracle v.

Millions of refugees need broadband, too

A group of senior communications experts, working with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, released its “Global Broadband Plan for Refugee Inclusion.” The detailed

The digital divide is worse than we thought

The lion’s share of discussion around the digital divide has centered around access, but the prices rural consumers are paying for the services available to them are worth paying attention to as well. According to our research, roughly 146 million

One Size Does Not Fit All

One of the first decisions a community needs to make in bringing broadband to residents is what sort of network to operate.