In times of crisis, it’s vitally important that people can communicate with loved ones and emergency responders. That need came into sharp focus again this week as Hurricane Maria bore down on Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma did just a few weeks ago in Florida, knocking out power to millions and leaving neighborhoods submerged or inaccessible because of blocked streets.
This debate shouldn’t be about whether we should have net neutrality protections or network investments. We can have both.
The scope of the net neutrality debate has narrowed substantially. All sides continue to strongly support consumers’ right to be in control of their online experience. All sides also agree government should have the authority to enforce these protections.
America’s broadband networks are no longer merely the vital link binding our businesses, communities and families, they also have become the indispensable welding tool required to safeguard, optimize and future-proof our nation’s infrastructure.
As all eyes descend on Rio, much attention will be paid to Michael Phelps’ return to the pool, gymnast Simone Biles’ quest for all-around Olympic gold and Carmelo Anthony’s pursuit, up and down the courts, of a third trip to the top of the medal stand. Our wireless devices also will get a workout. Mobile data traffic in Rio […]
This week, committees in the House and Senate will hold hearings on key technology issues, including the FCC’s proposed privacy rules the agency is seeking to impose on broadband providers. While all will agree about the importance of protecting consumer privacy online, I expect there will be ample debate about the best approach to […]
With the next generation of wireless networks on the horizon and the global race to trail blaze this next wireless frontier well underway, the Obama Administration is taking decisive, necessary steps to ensure the U.S. remains atop the technology leaderboard. Just this week, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed the National Press […]
Are free data options a good thing for American consumers? I guess it depends on whether you ask consumers or advocates. For some in Washington D.C.’s rarified, digital, public interest policy elite, the very idea that mobile innovators would offer creative new low-cost or no-cost data service to consumers is a bad thing. New free […]
Last week, the Federal Communications Commissionventured into uncharted territory with a proposed new privacy framework for America’s digital consumers. Internet users want — and deserve — to know their private information is safe and secure, but we also want – and deserve – privacy regimes that are as smart as the consumers they are […]
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