Broadband Regulation


, The Center Square
Pew study shows how taxpayers fund broadband state to state
Tom Struble

From The Center Square:

Tom Struble, technology policy manager at R Street Institute, said loans are much preferred to grants from the taxpayer perspective.

“A grant is just free money with no…

Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Broadband
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling & Joe Kane


In the Matter of: Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings Hearing #10: Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Broadband…

FTC Hearing on Broadband
Tom Struble

From Competition Policy International:

Tom Struble with R Street Institute explained that there is plenty that the FTC can do under current authority. They can convince state and local…

, Carolina Journal
Critics warn against plan to allow city-owned broadband systems
Tom Struble

From Carolina Journal:

Another wrinkle is the movement from fiber to wireless, especially with the emerging 5G technology. Tom Struble, technology policy manager at R Street Institute, noted…

R Street Institute releases 2018 Broadband Scorecard
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (Nov. 29) – Across the United States, broadband access has become an integral part of American life. Still, many Americans have yet to gain access to high-speed broadband service and…

2018 Broadband Scorecard Report
Joe Kane & Jeffrey Westling & Tom Struble

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Comments of R Street Institute Concerning Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability to All Americans in a Reasonable and Timely Fashion
Joe Kane & Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction & Summary[1]

Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) to annually seek public…

, Security Week
Blocking of Broadcom-Qualcomm tie-up highlights 5G security fears
Paul Rosenzweig

From Security Week:

Paul Rosenzweig, a former Department of Homeland Security official who now has a consulting firm, had also voiced caution.
“Nobody knows for sure, but there is a suspicion…

R Street Coalition Letter of Support on 5G Order and Cable Franchise Rulemaking
Eli Lehrer

TO: Ms. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission

RE: Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment Barriers to Infrastructure Investment

Declaratory Ruling Third Report and…

FCC gets conflicting advice on whether to keep fixed, mobile distinctions in 706 inquiry
Charles Duan

From Washington Internet Daily:

Parties differed on whether the FCC should distinguish between fixed and mobile services in its latest Telecom Act Section 706 inquiry into the state of advanced…