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20 Years Later: Congress Didn’t See the Internet Coming

February 8, 2016

Twenty years ago today, President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996. John Podesta, his chief of staff immediately saw the problem: “Aside from hooking...


Is $100 million a Small Price to Pay for Government-Run Internet?

December 17, 2015

A top FCC official thinks governments at all levels should use taxpayer money to fund government-run (aka “municipal”) broadband networks. In a rambling — at...


CISA Still Raises Serious Privacy Concerns

July 28, 2015

Soon, the Senate will consider S. 754, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The bill aims to allow companies to defend their systems against cyber...


Blocking Comcast-TWC Won’t Increase Competition

April 23, 2015

Today, the WSJ reported that Federal Communications Commission staff recommended the agency designate a hearing for Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner, signalling that the...


Fix Cyber Information Sharing Bill, Free Market Groups Urge

April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — A coalition of free-market groups issued an open letter to Members of Congress, urging them to consider amendments to the National Cybersecurity...


Net Neutrality Absolutism Hampers Efforts to Connect Developing World

April 15, 2015

Today, several Indian web companies withdrew from Internet.org, a program that allows mobile Internet users unlimited use of Facebook and other participating sites and services...