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Defining Success in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II Auction

[Commentary] If some areas end up with no winning bidder, does that mean the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund Phase II auction is a failure?

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

This is the year, friends.  The year when the battle for an Open Internet pits the three self-proclaimed wise men of the Federal Communications Commission against an overwhelming majority of the American people.  Every index I have seen—be it popu

Benton Statement on Restoring Internet Freedom Order

On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission acted decisively to protect the rights of internet users to employ any legal applicati

What's the Rush to End Net Neutrality?

The Federal Communications Commission will vote to repeal its 2015 network neutrality rules during its December 14 meeting.

Antitrust is Law Enforcement

[Commentary] At the end of October, Jonathan Baker, Fiona Scott Morton, and I organized a day-long conference entitled Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement.

Is AT&T/Time Warner a Bad Deal? Or Getting a Bad Deal?

News broke on November 8 that the Department of Justice is seeking to alter, if not block, AT&T’s proposed purchase of Time Warner. What until recently had seemed like a done deal is now up in the air. And different narratives are emerging.