Restoring Internet Freedom Is Pretty Darned Awesome!

March 28, 2018

The progressive Left would have you believe that the Internet is somehow “over” because the current FCC repealed Obama’s confiscatory and free speech-killing Net Neutrality law, and has instead focused its efforts to guide Internet growth on light-touch regulation.  But, hey, the Internet still works fine, innovation thrives, and broadband infrastructure investment is on the […]

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“Open Internet-ers” Use Cambridge Analytica as a Crisis Tool to Censor

March 26, 2018

As Congress seeks to haul Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before it and atone for Cambridge Anlytica, let’s get this straight. This “scandal” ain’t about privacy of your data (which you willingly give up to get the “free and open” Internet). If it were, we’d be seeing the same finger-wagging for Obama’s 2012 big […]

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MediaFreedom Applauds FCC on Reforms to Boost Next-Generation Wireless Infrastructure

March 22, 2018

The following statement may be attributed to Mike Wendy, President of MediaFreedom.org: Alexandria, VA, March 22, 2018 – MediaFreedom applauds the FCC and, in particular, the work of Commissioner Brendan Carr, with today’s order streamlining the red-tape surrounding the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, thus reducing the regulatory drags and […]

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Free Press (and the Left) Wanted Obama’s “Cambridge Analytica” List When It Was “Cool” to Poach Facebook Profiles

March 22, 2018

You might have heard the latest panic about Cambridge Analytica (CA) and its social media work for the Trump presidential campaign. Allegedly, the company repurposed the Facebook-gathered data mining of a researcher, ultimately yielding access to millions of Facebook profiles, which, we’re told, it then used to help the campaign during the campaign’s primaries. This […]

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California Protects State’s Weed Market While Spraying Regulatory Herbicide on ISPs

March 19, 2018

California state legislators are high. Its legal weed industry is in trouble because its reefer regs have pushed bong smokers to buy their Mary Jane from the black market instead of licensed pushers. So last week, state lawmakers proposed to temporarily reduce its reefer taxes and other regulation because, as its main co-sponsor says: “California cannabis […]

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Brief Observations of Yesterday’s CRA Kabuki Event

February 28, 2018

I attended yesterday’s pro-Net Neutrality rally at the Senate Swamp – a press event designed to help improve the chances of passage of the Democrats’ (likely ill-fated) Congressional Review Act. The CRA seeks to repeal the current FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom rule, which late last year repealed President Obama’s Open Internet / Net neutrality Order […]

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President’s Day Event Holds Lesson Why Net Neutrality Rule Repealed

February 21, 2018

Monday was President’s Day at the Mount Vernon estate here in Alexandria. And that meant ole’ George Washington’s property – which is a popular tourist and history attraction – was opened up to the masses free of charge. Instead of the $20 ticket for adults (and $12 for kids), it was on the house, so […]

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Let’s Keep Brett Glass in Laramie – the Internet Needs It

February 16, 2018

Brett Glass runs Lariat.net – a small, Wireless Internet Service Provider in Laramie, Wyoming. Brett uses “free” FCC Part 15 spectrum (which rests within the “wi-fi bands”) to deliver broadband services to his customers. Earlier this week, Brett flew from Wyoming to Washington, DC, to have a visit with FCC officials and legislators on the Hill. […]

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Montana Tactics Shall Not Determine U.S. Communications Policy

January 31, 2018

I wrote the the following piece, which was published in NewsMax on January 27, 2018: New Year, New Net Neutrality Propaganda On Monday, Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order (EO) forcing broadband providers to abide by repealed Obama-era Title II net neutrality rules if they want to do business with the state. It […]

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Net Neutrality Cowards

January 5, 2018

Yesterday, Recode reported that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai would not be attending the annual Consumer Electronics Association mega show in Las Vegas due to death threats. This is not the first time he’s experienced such intimidation and abuse. Since May, after the Chairman announced the FCC would work to repeal Title II Net Neutrality, Pai […]

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