Broadband Regulation


Broadband Infrastructure Spending
Jeffrey Westling

Dear Senators:
We write to you today over some concerning developments in the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations on broadband. We are guided by the principles of limited government and believe…

, The Center Square
BRIDGE Act’s broadband mapping approach will delay closing the digital divide
Jeffrey Westling

From The Center Square:

Jeffrey Westling, resident fellow in technology and innovation for the R Street Institute, predicts that states possibly creating their own standards for broadband maps…

How can Florida continue to lead the future?
Jeffrey Westling

From The James Madison Institute:

Florida is a national leader in broadband infrastructure and deployment. The R Street Institute’s 2020 Broadband Scorecard grants the…

Senators Bundle Bad Broadband Proposals into Legislation
William Gray

WASHINGTON (June 16, 2021)—Yesterday, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced a bill that bundles a plethora of misguided broadband policy proposals…

Allowing Earlier Equipment Marketing and Importation Opportunities
Jeffrey Westling

R Street Institute (R Street) also notes that determining compliance with the criterion would be difficult and suggests that we provide manufacturers flexibility in this regard, provided that they…

Digital Divide
Jeffrey Westling

Broadband Scorecard Report – R Street
Companies that want to deploy broadband must deal with regulatory barriers imposed by government. Much of the regulation comes from the Federal Communications…

Coalition to FCC: Broadband Subsidies Meant for Truly Unserved Areas, Not Some of Nation’s Most Well-Connected and Wealthy Communities
Jeffrey Westling

From Benton Institute for Broadband & Society:

In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, a coalition of organizations noted widespread concerns about the accuracy of the FCC’s…

Biden’s Flawed Focus on Fiber
Jeffrey Westling

Earlier this year, the Biden administration announced a bold infrastructure plan designed to bridge the broadband connectivity gap, supporting additional broadband deployment to increase access…

Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide
Jeffrey Westling

From Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City:

Broadband Scorecard Report – R Street. Companies that want to deploy broadband must deal with regulatory barriers imposed by government. Much of the…

, E&C Republicans
Experts Concerned About Biden’s Costly Broadband Infrastructure Proposals
Jeffrey Westling

From E&C Republicans:

“On the broadband deployment side, an R Street blog post details the potential hazards with the Biden infrastructure proposals. Most worrisome, the plan appears to…

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