The FCC is fixing a rural broadband embarrassment, but work remains

The FCC’s move to a reverse auction approach for rural broadband subsidies is a good first step. To further improve the subsidy system, they should consider ways to eliminate duplicate subsidies across federal programs and states.

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3 things the Federal Trade Commission’s new tech task force should avoid

Is the FTC in danger of being hijacked by phobias and rhetoric? The agency has a good reputation for good analysis, but given the volume of dramatic language used to market regulation on tech companies and the instinctive fear many have of big companies, the agency’s new task force will have to be diligent.

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3 things the Federal Trade Commission’s new tech task force should do

A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) task force on antitrust in tech is an opportunity to adapt FTC practices to a new reality, but the FTC appears reluctant to change. There are three things the FTC should do to inform its approach.

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Facebook goes back to the future

Facebook may or may not succeed in ensuring users do not feel like they are under constant surveillance, but the move to bring their services more in line with human nature is an important first step.

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