Broadband Regulation

Publications

, 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…

Rivalrous Regulators: Historical Analysis of the Dual Agency Approach to Spectrum Management
Jeffrey Westling

Introduction

As we move into the 5G world, access to radio frequencies has become an ever-present challenge for operators. Services need the legal certainty that their networks can function…

Government owned network tax credit will further grow the digital divide
Jeffrey Westling

Broadband deployment is an expensive proposition, and providers tend to focus first on areas that can generate sufficient returns on investment. In areas with few potential customers, Americans may…

Keeping up with the Congress: The Good and Bad of the Broadband Infrastructure Package
Jeffrey Westling

How Keeping up with Congress isn’t a hit show on E! is beyond me, as the infrastructure negotiations have been wild during the last two months. This is our breakdown of the broadband deployment…

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:

Telecommunications
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…

, FCC
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…

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