A dangerous tech policy narrative emerges: Decreasing choice to increase freedom

Have you ever read a blog or a proposal by a policy advocate and thought it was satire, only to later learn that the person was serious? I bet this is an increasingly common experience for those of you reading Internet proposals coming from the FCC, Bernie Sanders, and some academics advocating for tech regulation. [...]

Wheeler channels Bernie to regulate set-top boxes

It is all too clear who is running the FCC these days, and it’s not Chairman Wheeler. In a January 27 op-ed in Re/code, Chairman Wheeler announced his intention to have the FCC begin regulating television set-top boxes — the devices that connect televisions to cable TV or satellite TV networks. The plan is to [...]