Brookings

With new technology challenges, remember we’ve been here before

In my new book, “From Gutenberg to Google,” I examine the two great network revolutions of the past—the printing press in the 15th century, as well as the combination of the railroad and telegraph in the 19th century—to put in historical perspecti

The coming digital divide: What to do, and not do, about it

The economic reality of varied broadband deployments is that communities with the fastest speeds are most likely to benefit from competition among providers, which further pushes prices down.

Building inclusion into 5G wireless networks

The emergence of fifth generation (5G) mobile networks is elevating the need for stakeholders to assess infrastructure and cost inclusivity in order to address this digital divide.

Supreme Court antitrust case bypasses traditional technology regulators

A string of controversies in recent years involving tech companies has led many observers to call for stronger antitrust enforcement and a tougher competition policy.

Time to move beyond 5G hype

It is time to move past the political and marketing talking points to consider both the promise of 5G and the challenge to its realization. First of all, to call 5G a “race” is a deceptive metaphor.

The FTC should match tech company innovation with oversight innovation

The Nov 27 Senate hearing on the activities of the Federal Trade Commission highlighted the shortcomings of applying industrial-era thinking to internet-era challenges.

Who makes the rules in the new Gilded Age?

The digital era has spurred tremendous advancements throughout human society, but it has also led to immense instability and inequality.