Brookings

Why net neutrality needs a congressional solution

[Commentary] Net neutrality advocates and opponents alike have demonstrated their steady investment in a specific outcome that juxtaposes regulation over no regulation.

Net neutrality 2.0: Perspectives on FCC regulation of internet service providers

[Commentary] Yet before the partisan noise over network neutrality rises to the level of screeching decibels, it might be useful to provide some much-needed context.

The internet of (economic) things

[Commentary] There are economic issues that may arise as the “internet of things” IoT matures; Here are six that bear watching:

Smartphones can deliver vital public services

Beyond communication, smartphones have become indispensable for everything from banking to transportation in the decade since the launch of the iPhone.

Upcoming NAFTA renegotiation should expand telecommunications freedom of choice

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico is expected to be at the top of the list for renegotiation under the Trump Administration.

90 years later, the broadcast public interest standard remains ill-defined

The public interest standard has governed broadcast radio and television since Congress passed the Radio Act of 1927.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration punches above its weight

For the first time in 25 years, Congress conducted hearings in Feb to reauthorize the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Better together: Broadband deployment and broadband competition

Who has access to broadband in America, and who reaps the benefits of broadband competition? Data from a recent Federal Communications Commission study provides insights into both important questions.

The common origins of science and democracy

[Commentary] This is the Scientific Revolution, but part of its reawakening is the recognition that truth-finding forms the basis for technological innovation, for capitalism and for democratic rule.

2017: E-Rate’s make or break year

The underappreciated but critically important E-Rate program faces a fork in the road in 2017. Created during the Clinton administration, E-Rate originally intended to make it easier for schools to purchase dial-up internet connections.