Op-Ed

It’s time to try something different on Internet privacy

Despite the failures of our current online privacy ecosystem, some lawmakers are considering doubling down on policies that do not work. But no matter how much control companies give us over our data, it will never work online.

States Make the Right Moves

California, Washington and Indiana recently enacted legislation to help facilitate community broadband networks: 

Cooperatives and Rural Broadband

Underserved communities can provide broadband for themselves through nonprofit, cooperative entities.

Communities Join Forces For Broadband

Regional efforts to develop broadband infrastructure are becoming more common.

Creative Orientation Means Success In Broadband and Telehealth

Two years ago I wrote that community broadband builders have two options for network deployment: they could use the problem-solving approach or the creation orie

The FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order is Ignorant of and Conflicts With the Internet's Architecture

The Federal Communications Commission’s 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom (RIF) Order reclassified broadband Internet access service from a telecommunications service to an information service, largely on the basis of an i

The case for why Big Tech is violating antitrust laws

Big Tech is violating the Sherman Act of 1890. Why, then, isn't anything being done about Big Tech violating the Sherman Act?

To accommodate a 21st-century workforce, we need to make sure we have 21st-century infrastructure

To accommodate a 21st-century workforce, we need to make sure we have 21st-century infrastructure. No serious infrastructure plan is complete without addressing broadband expansion.

How Much of the Internet Is Fake? Turns Out, a Lot of It, Actually.

How much of the internet is fake? Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot.

Connecting the Unconnected with Open Access Infrastructure

Most Americans do not have much of a choice in Internet service providers, even in big cities. But for a lucky few, they have not only a robust gigabit connection but also a choice of many providers.