As the House Energy and Commerce Committee holds a hearing on paid prioritization, here are some key points from the submitted testimony of the witnesses.
To understand how prioritization can play a positive role, we need to get beyond the “fast lanes, slow lanes” metaphor that has often dominated the net neutrality debate.
While Congress is considering whether to overrule the FCC’s vote, to write a new Communications Act, or both, it would be good to review what leading economic research has said about the issues.
It seems somewhat ironic that at the same time that the case for and against a so-called neutral internet is heard in California, discriminatory taxes may be imposed on the users of ride-hailing apps that aren’t imposed on traditional cabs.
5G wireless technology promises an innovation revolution, but regulatory barriers could hold up the 5G future.
Mark Jamison examines how blockchain technology could help solve the problems that have plagued the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program.
The FCC has suggested limiting Lifeline participation to facilities-based telecommunications providers, but this proposal is likely to undermine the program and harm the vulnerable populations that the program seeks to serve.
Instead of attempting to use the Congressional Review Act trying to stall the FCC’s repeal of “net neutrality” rules, Congress should try to legislate a permanent, bipartisan solution.
Some states are trying to make their own internet regulations, but this is not practical or legal in many cases — Congress needs to clarify the FCC’s authority.
With Senate Democrats’ effort to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality regulations picking up steam, it is worth taking a closer look at the Congressional Review Act and the chances that the resolution will succeed.