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How the FCC Overruled State Municipal Broadband: Berin Szoka in WashingTech

February 9, 2016

In the ongoing effort to provide greater access to fast, affordable internet, many have looked to municipal broadband as the solution. However, these government-run broadband...


FCC’s War on Set-Top Boxes is Short-Sighted and a Costly Distraction

January 28, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to force pay-tv or multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to change their existing equipment...


FCC Should Approve Charter-TWC Merger without Conditions

October 13, 2015

On October 13, TechFreedom, the International Center for Law and Economics and the Competitive Enterprise Institute urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve the merger...


FTC’s Competition Policy Statement is Long Overdue

August 13, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Federal Trade Commission released a policy statement defining the FTC’s Unfair Methods of Competition (UMC) authority, paralleling the policy statements...


AT&T/DirecTV Deal Is More FCC Regulation by Extortion

July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the FCC announced that it had approved AT&T’s purchase of satellite company DirecTV, subject to several key conditions. While some of...


FCC Finally Recognizes Competition in Television Market

June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, the Federal Commission Communications (FCC) released an Order limiting the ability of state and local franchise authorities to regulate basic cable...