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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

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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…

R Street letter on Streamline Act
Sasha Moss & Eli Lehrer

Dear Senator Thune and Senator Schatz,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of S. 3157, the Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge…

The FCC’S 3.7–4.2 GHz Spectrum Band Proceeding: Key Facts and Analysis
Joe Kane

We all want our TVs and radios to work, but we also want faster, more reliable Internet that works at home and on the move. The 3.7–4.2 GHz band is an ideal candidate to provide all these services…

3.7-4.2 GHz: The best band you’ve never heard of
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 5) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering how to change the structure of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. This could result in major changes to how…