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A Regulatory See-Saw Out of Balance: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Effective Competition in Wireless

Since the FCC’s release of the FCC Open Internet order a few weeks ago, we have posted a series of blogs documenting the many legal, logical and procedural shortcomings that afflict the Commission’s handiwork. From a historical perspective, the most striking aspect of the Order may be how it flies in the face of decades […]

Mobile Voice: The FCC’s Investment Sleight of Hand

Earlier this week, we pointed out how the FCC’s use of the mobile voice “case study” for regulating wireless broadband incorrectly assumes that the investment undertaken by wireless carriers in their wireless voice services is evidence that heavy-handed Title II regulation will spark the same investment for mobile broadband. Let’s dig a little deeper into […]

CTIA Statement on the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act

Following the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, I said:  “CTIA welcomes the reintroduction of the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, which is the type of forward-thinking bipartisan spectrum policy that we need to meet our nation’s commercial and government spectrum needs. The demand for additional commercial spectrum is well-documented and when federal spectrum isn’t […]

CTIA Statement on the Broadband Opportunity Council

Following President Obama’s announcement of the Broadband Opportunity Council, I said:  “Today, President Obama acknowledged that 98 percent of Americans have access to 4G/LTE service, further confirmation that Americans benefit from a dynamically competitive wireless industry that continuously provides consumers with faster network speeds, more coverage and more capacity. We fully support the White House’s laudable […]

Open Internet Order: A Harmful Decision Curing No Harms

In our posts earlier this week on wireless competition, switching costs and consumer-friendly mobile services, we explained how the Open Internet Order places the FCC far from its historic role as a data-driven expert agency engaged in fact-based decision making. Today, we show how that same pattern holds true in its discussion of harms – […]

Open Internet Order: “Mother, May I Innovate?”

This week we have been documenting the disconnect between the FCC’s Open Internet Order and the real world where consumers are enjoying the benefits of vigorous competition, including the ability to switch between wireless carriers seamlessly, easily and cheaply. Today, we focus on the innovation-stifling quagmire of the general conduct standard that the FCC plans […]

Open Internet Order: Switching Realities

Yesterday, we addressed the FCC’s regrettable decision to ignore mobile broadband competition in its Net Neutrality Order. Central to the FCC’s argument discounting competition is that switching costs are too high. This is simply untrue for mobile consumers today. Even a cursory review of the data – including the FCC’s own mobile competition reports – […]

Open Internet Order: The FCC’s Blind Eye to Competition

As every part of the Internet ecosystem slogs through the 400 pages of the FCC’s Open Internet Order and comes to understand the sweeping move to impose greater government control over the Internet’s future, we wanted to highlight key infirmities and errors in the Order as it relates to mobile broadband. Facts matter, particularly on […]

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