How Clinton’s universal broadband push would be a drag on the economy

Hillary Clinton’s technology and innovation agenda promises to “finish the job of connecting every household in America to high-speed broadband.” How? Largely by taking money from taxpayers and funneling it to people who promise to expand broadband. In some universe, it might be possible to make the world a better place by taking money from [...]

Can the FCC be saved from its chairman?

Three cheers for Senator John Thune (R-SD) for providing leadership that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs. Too bad that leadership isn’t coming from the agency’s chairman, Tom Wheeler. In a speech on the floor of the Senate on July 7, Sen. Thune, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, called Chairman [...]

4 ways Clinton tech plan would destroy US tech leadership

It seems that Silicon Valley and pundits from the left and the right have found a lot to love in Hillary Clinton’s technology and innovation agenda. Maybe they should think again. News headlines have characterized the plan as a love letter to Silicon Valley or a Silicon Valley wish list. Indeed, the trade group The [...]