Competition

Setting the Bar for Public Funding: Aiming Higher with the Connect America Fund

[Commentary] How can we improve the biggest tool to closing the digital divide in the Federal Communications Commission’s toolbox: the Connect America Fund. Back in 2011, the FCC adopted a performance goal for the Connect America Fund of ensuring

FCC Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before the Mackinac Center for Public Policy -- "Smart Regs for Smart Tech"

As many of you know, on June 12 Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the US government and in favor of AT&T’s application to merge with Time Warner, without the imposition of any conditions. Fr

Merged T-Mobile/Sprint to challenge Comcast, Charter to become nation’s 4th largest in-home ISP

If regulators approve their merger proposal, Sprint and T-Mobile promise to offer in-home internet services to roughly 9.5 million American households by 2024, or about 13% of the country.

The basis for killing network neutrality rules is bogus, studies say

When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai decided to do away with the widely popular “network neutrality” rules that governed the Internet, his justification was that the regulations were slowing deployment.

This week could reshape the internet: Net neutrality rules expire, and AT&T-Time Warner decision is due

The two events in Washington (net neutrality June 11 and AT&T/Time Warner ruling June 12) could lead to further consolidation of wireless, cable and content giants, public-interest advocates say.

Commissioner Rosenworcel Remarks at US Conference of Mayors

I want to harness your energies this morning to talk about three things we can work on together. First, broadband deployment and the infrastructure challenge it presents for cities.

Gov Sununu (R-NH) signs broadband infrastructure bill into law

Gov Chris Sununu (R-NH) signed a bill this that supporters say will improve high-speed Internet access in rural areas like the Monadnock Region.

Antitrust via Rulemaking: Competition Catalysts

Some observers note a decline in competition in American industry; fewer new firms are entering the market, and markets are becoming more concentrated. Federal and state agencies can devise regulations to catalyze competition.

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and Mozilla

Date: 
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:00 to 18:30

US Broadband Subscriber Growth Slows in Q1

The rate of US broadband subscriber growth continued to slow in Q1 2018, according to a new analysis from Leichtman Research Group.