Broadband Regulation

Publications

, Inside Sources
Biden’s Broadband Plan Would Promote Risky Taxpayer-Funded Networks
Jeffrey Westling

From Inside Sources:

Jeffrey Westling, a fellow in innovation and technology policy at the Libertarian-leaning R Street Institute, told TPA that Biden’s plan would put taxpayers at risk by…

Event: Bridging the Digital Divide: How to Promote Broadband Adoption During the Pandemic and Beyond
Jeffrey Westling

With many Americans staying at home, the pandemic has highlighted the critical role that high-speed broadband plays in our lives. However, it has also shown a light on the growing disparity…

, The Washington Post
The Technology 202: Privacy advocates battle each other over whether California’s Proposition 24 better protects consumers
Jeffrey Westling

From The Washington Post:

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The Senate Commerce Committee will hold an oversight hearing about the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
George Washington…

, American Action Forum
The Internet of Things Requires A Backbone of Strong Broadband
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

From American Action Forum:

For example, the R Street Institute’s annual Broadband Scorecard shows the state-level barriers to deployment or operation, from zoning and construction permits to…

It Takes Two to Make a Proceeding Go Slow
Jeffrey Westling

Earlier this month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released its congressionally-mandated study of the 3.1-3.55 GHz band, which wireless operators have long…

FCC’s 5G Upgrade Order Will Reduce Barriers to 5G Deployments
Corinne Day

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a declaratory ruling that clarifies the Commission’s rules regarding eligible facilities requests. Specifically, the FCC’s action today…

, Mercatus Center
Title I Broadband Policy Will Have a Small or Beneficial Net Effect on Public Safety Communications
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

From Mercatus Center:

However, as the R Street Institute points out, employees in public safety organizations use both mass-market and specialized broadband services.8

Hearing on “The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

Dear Chairman Wicker and Ranking Member Cantwell,

We at the R Street Institute (“R Street”) commend you and the Committee for holding this hearing on “The State of Broadband Amid the…

Unlicensed White Space Device Operations in the Television Bands (ET Docket No. 20-36; FCC 20-17; FRS 16585)
Tom Struble

Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Rosenworcel, Commissioner Carr, and Commissioner Starks,

The undersigned organizations, representing millions of taxpayers, write to you in…

, Morning Consult
Boosting Connectivity to Help Conquer COVID-19
Tom Struble

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to work, study and socialize from home, putting American broadband networks to the test. And despite internet traffic surging by nearly a third, our…