Let the Public Determine the Public Interest, Not Elites.

February 28, 2017

“America’s approach to broadband policy will be practical, not ideological,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today the Mobile World Congress gathering in Barcelona, Spain. What does this mean? If the advance of technology, industry best practices, brand management, competition, transparency / media coverage, and present (non-Title II) enforcement laws can’t prevent actual – not conjectured […]

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Net Neutrality “Activism” Is a Cry Wolf Profession

February 24, 2017

As the new FCC takes hold and makes changes in line with the ’16 election results, we’re going to see a lot of crying wolf by the professional organizers who helped Barack Obama impose Net Neutrality / utility regulation on the entire Internet. Let’s be clear here: Net Neutrality is a needless law that was […]

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FCC Authorizes LTE-U Equipment – A Big Win for Wireless Consumers

February 23, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, February 22, 2017 – Yesterday the FCC authorized the first LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) devices. Among other things, LTE-U equipped products will allow LTE providers to offload data onto specified unlicensed frequencies, creating a better broadband experience for wireless consumers. Though there were some […]

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Discrimination Is Good for the Internet – There Must Be More!

February 13, 2017

The Democrats and their progressive supporters held a “fake news” event last week to shriek about the new FCC and their fears that the agency will rollback their out-of-touch, FDR-era Net Neutrality law. At the event, Senator Richard Blumenthal decried: “Allowing a broadband provider to block or discriminate against certain content providers is not only […]

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FCC Ends Zero-Rating Inquisition, Begins Rehabbing Its Regulatory Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Behavior

February 4, 2017

Yesterday, the FCC closed the dubious investigation into popular zero-rated offerings. According to Commissioner Mike O’Rielly: Today, the Commission finally puts an end to the past Commission’s zero-rating inquiries and recommits to permissionless innovation. While this is just a first step, these companies, and others, can now safely invest in and introduce highly popular products […]

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The New FCC to Humbly Serve

January 27, 2017

Brief addendum: If you didn’t already know it by reading this blog, I think Ajit Pai is going to be a good FCC Chairman. He represents the polar opposite of the last Commission’s activist, crony-focused, sky-is-falling MO. As I see it (and hope for), his Commission will take a more optimistic approach to regulating (or […]

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Ajit Pai to Chair FCC – What an Excellent Choice

January 24, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, January 24, 2017 – Yesterday it was officially announced that sitting FCC Commisisoner Ajit Pai is the agency’s new Chairman. This is an excellent choice. Pai is one of the most knowledgable, respected and fair-minded communications experts in the industry. He […]

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So-Called FCC Silo-Busting Plan Would Be a Boon to Consumers

January 17, 2017

The Left is in full freakout mode regarding reports that Donald Trump’s FCC transition team appears to be recommending “stripping” the Commission of its competition and consumer protection powers after Trump takes office. People like Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld say the plan – which ostensibly shares many similarities with a paper written two years ago […]

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FCC’s Zero Rating Report Reveals Rogue Agency as Less Than Zero for Consumers

January 12, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, January 12, 2017 – Yesterday, the FCC’s wireless bureau released a report, which concluded that some popular zero-rated (a.k.a. free data) wireless offerings could, maybe, perhaps somehow, harm consumers and “competition” somewhere, in some time warp, down the road. The bureau’s […]

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Obama’s Net Neutrality Rule Cost American Taxpayers up to $4.16 BILLION to Develop and Enact

January 10, 2017

The other day in The Hill, John Davis – an ostensibly well-connected IT contractor who wants to help the federal government manage its data during rulemakings – claimed: “…it ended up taking nine months and an estimated $50 million for the FCC to consider the entire [Net Neutrality] comment dataset…” (emphasis and brackets added by […]

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