Restoring Internet Freedom Proposal a Win for Consumers, Society, Innovation, Free Speech

November 22, 2017

Yesterday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai began circulating among his other Commissioners a draft of the pending Restoring Internet Freedom rule to be voted on in December. Though details are few, this is what we know from the Chairman’s own words: “…Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet. Instead, the FCC would […]

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Net Neutrality’s Crony Cacophony Is Out of Tune with Free Enterprise

November 15, 2017

Here are the perils of crony-driven policy as exemplified by Senator Al Franken. In the run-up to the Obama-Wheeler-Sohn Net Neutrality rule in the Summer of 2014, Senator Franken led the chorus, singing the praises of Google (and, by extension, Silicon Valley) and “simple” Net Neutrality – a policy designed by progressives to help, er, […]

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MediaFreedom Urges FCC to Preempt State and Local Laws to Restore Internet Freedom

November 14, 2017

MediaFreedom submitted the following letter to the FCC: November 13, 2017 Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554 VIA ECFS                Re: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 Dear Ms. Dortch: News reports and other sources reveal that the pending Restoring […]

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Statement: MediaFreedom Supports Congressional Efforts to Reform Tax Code

November 5, 2017

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of Alexandria, VA, November 5, 2017 – MediaFreedom welcomes the House’s initial efforts at reforming the tax code. To be sure, the devil’s in the details, but at first glance, it appears that low to middle income earners may come out ahead with the […]

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Localities: Defeating Moore’s Law, Technological Progress, Better Lives for Americans

November 1, 2017

Moore’s law – which states that roughly every two years computing power doubles – is being defeated by local officials. How? Cellphone reception in our area has been spotty for years. When at home, I get around this by using wi-fi assist, which connects my calls seamlessly.  Elsewhere  – especially near the local military base […]

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Sohn: Net Neutrality Regs Are the “Most Progressive Communications Policies in History”

October 20, 2017

In remarking on Julius Genachowski’s Net Neutrality Order in 2011, then Public Knowledge’s Gigi Sohn exclaimed, “The commission is in no way regulating the Internet. It was merely attempting to return to a modest level of traditional authority needed to safeguard the rights of Internet users.” (Emphasis added) But, it was all a bunch of […]

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Daniel Berninger: SCOTUS Must Address OIO & End FCC’s Reclassification Ping Pong

October 18, 2017

Daniel Berninger is Founder of VCXC, and was an intervenor in the appeal to overturn the FCC’s 2015’s Open Internet Order. Earlier this month, he asked the Supreme Court to take a look at the OIO. Berninger believes the OIO is specious and is especially offensive to the the First Amendment, which he notes the […]

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Google, Facebook and Twitter Should Ween Themselves off of the Section 230 Subsidy

October 11, 2017

A colleague of mine, Fred Campbell, recently wrote a piece in which he posits, “Maybe We Should ‘End The Internet As We Know It’.” In the piece he notes: If only the internet we know weren’t such a mess. Policies that net neutrality advocates are clamoring to preserve have facilitated the internet’s roles in undermining […]

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Bots Lose, Real Americans Win With the Internet Policy Debate

October 2, 2017

I wrote the following piece, which appeared in Morning Consult, September 26, 2017. Bots Lose, Real Americans Win With the Internet Policy Debate According to data gathered from the Federal Communication Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System, approximately 22 million comments have flowed into the agency’s Restoring Internet Freedom proposal — a rulemaking seeking to modify […]

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Wheeler / Sohn FCC Knew Their Net Neutrality Comments Were Unverifiable, Yet Still Counted Them All to “Prove” Their Case

September 5, 2017

There’s a lot of freaking-out going on in the pro-Net Neutrality camp due to a study released last week by Broadband for America, which concluded, among other things, that “69.9% of [Restoring Internet Freedom] comments are in favor of repealing Title II once accounting for fake and unverifiable international comments.” The Net-Neuties think they smell […]

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