Broadband Regulation

Publications

Reducing Digital Discrimination by Avoiding Digital Red Herrings
Jonathan Cannon

Universal broadband connectivity remains a lofty goal for policymakers across the political spectrum. The chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has frequently expressed her goal…

Coalition letter against DOT actions on broadband testing
Wayne Brough

Dear Members of Congress,
Following years of careful study, in 2020 the FCC took bipartisan action to allow both unlicensed  broadband and automotive use of the 5.9 GHz band, clearing the way for…

Old, out-of-date maps are a barrier to efficient broadband investment
Jonathan Cannon

Last year, Congress enacted bipartisan infrastructure legislation that included $65 billion in broadband funds to “help close the digital divide and ensure that all Americans have access to…

FCC to Take on Broadband Deployment Waste
Jeffrey Westling

From Americans for Tax Reform:

During one deployment  project in New York, Charter Communications found that pole replacement costs constituted 25 percent of the total costs.

, American Action Forum
The Debate on Universal Service Fund Reform: A Primer
Jeffrey Westling

From American Action Forum:

Rather than changing the contribution base and expanding services that must support universal service, some have proposed funding the USF through direct appropriation…

Radio: Government Can Help People Get Broadband
Jeffrey Westling

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

The infrastructure bill aims to give broadband to rural America. While conservatives don’t like the idea of government getting into the internet…

Barriers to Broadband Deployment
Jeffrey Westling

Admittedly, too often we talk about removing barriers to broadband deployment, but fail to go deeply into what those barriers actually look like. Still, government intrusion into broadband markets…

R Street Comments Against Fees on the Unlicensed Spectrum
Jeffrey Westling

In the Matter of
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory
Fees For Fiscal Year 2021

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MD Docket No. 21-190

Reply Comments of R Street Institute
The R Street…

, RealClearPolicy
Congress Funnels Billions to Broadband. Bureaucrats Cry for More.
Jeffrey Westling

From RealClearPolicy:

Jeffrey Westling, resident fellow in technology and innovation at the R Street Institute, told the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) that he’s not against the concept of…

Two Sides of the Story: Dual Agency Approach to Spectrum Management
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Oct. 4, 2021) — Cracks in the spectrum management system in the United States have shaken up the spectrum licensing process and injected uncertainty into telecom markets.

Two…

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