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Can We All Agree on Network Neutrality Legislation?

With much fanfare on March 6, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Brandeis and the Willingness to Innovate

The connective tissue that unites Louis Brandeis’s view of legislative action, the creation and enforcement of antitrust law, and the use of sectoral regulation is the willingness to experiment.

Social Justice or Inequality: The Heart of the Net Neutrality Debate

For the uninitiated, net neutrality is the principle that the companies that provide access to the Internet – Comcast, AT&T, Charter and Verizon, among others – should not be able to block, slow down, or otherwise discriminate against any part

Lawsuits, Libel, and Lampooning: An Update on the War on the Press

President Donald Trump’s war on the press hasn’t stopped. This week, he praised a $250 million libel lawsuit against the Washington Post, got some support from a Supreme Court Justice to review the nation’s libel laws, and issued his sharpest word

Trump Administration Update on the American Broadband Initiative

On February 13, 2019, the White House released the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report, an update on the Trump Administr

We All Agree on Net Neutrality, Except When We Don’t…Again

On Feb 7, the House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing, “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers

Flexibility, Humility, Connectivity: Three Ingredients for a Successful Career

I’ve been asked tonight to reflect on my career and talk about how I’ve been able to succeed in the field of telecommunications, media and technology policy.  So, I guess I’m at that point of my career where I’ve accomplished enough to impart wisd

Brandeis, Competition, and Sectorial Regulation

In the world of competition law, Louis Brandeis applauded “the introduction of two governmental devices designed to protect the rights and opportunities of the individual.” One was, of course, antitrust.