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FCC’s broadband coverage data mapping practices
Media Coverage

From Washington Internet Daily:

Broadband-related language in the Ray Baum’s Act could provide a fresh opening for lawmakers to raise concerns about the FCC’s broadband coverage data mapping…

Testimony Before the Transportation & the Environment Public Roundtable
Jesse Kelley

Chairwoman Cheh and Members of the Council,

My name is Jesse Kelley and I am the state affairs manager at the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization…

Comments of R Street Institute in the matter of expanding flexible use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band
Joe Kane

I.     Introduction & Summary
In this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) seeks to expand flexible use of the 3.7–4.2 GHz band, which has been…

Larger PALs are a win-win for CBRS
Joe Kane

There’s been some buzz about the FCC’s latest draft order on spectrum policy, which updates rules for the new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3.5 GHz band. Some critics have called…

, Washington Post
Rural America’s needs are greater than high-quality TV
Eli Lehrer

In the Sept. 24 Style article “ Prime time for bad reviews,” Hank Stuever was wrong to imply that “broadband access remains woefully scarce or substandard” for streaming of entertainment…

, The Hill
We must lower regulatory barriers and allow higher-quality broadband to reach more Americans
Joe Kane & Jeffrey Westling

It’s easy to forget about the network of antennas and wires that allows your smartphone to connect to Twitter or your television to tune into Monday Night Football. However, government regulations…

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…

FCC gets conflicting advice on whether to keep fixed, mobile distinctions in 706 inquiry
Media Coverage

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…

R Street Coalition Letter to Encourage Members to Find a Legislative Solution to Net Neutrality and not sign on to the CRA
Sasha Moss & Tom Struble

Dear Representative,

Thank you for supporting Internet Freedom and the FCC’s effort to roll back the harmful, growth-quashing government regulations imposed by the 2015 “Open Internet”…

Coalition comments in response to the Exposure Draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (the Assistance and Access Bill)
Sasha Moss

To whom it may concern:

The undersigned organizations, companies, and trade associations jointly submit these comments regarding the Exposure Draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation…