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paid prioritization hearing

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.

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paid prioritization myths

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.

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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.

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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.

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5G infrastructure

5G wireless technology promises an innovation revolution, but regulatory barriers could hold up the 5G future.

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FCC Lifeline reform

Mark Jamison examines how blockchain technology could help solve the problems that have plagued the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program.

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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.

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net neutrality legislation

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.

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state level net neutrality

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.

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net neutrality CRA

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.

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