Articles by: Mark Jamison

The Evolving Internet and the Net Neutrality Debate

In our rapidly changing digital landscape, the debate over net neutrality has once again taken center stage. However, as we navigate the intricacies of today’s digital world, it becomes increasingly evident that net neutrality is a concept whose time has passed, or, more accurately, one that technology has outgrown. On October 19, the Federal Communications [...]

Net Neutrality: Revisiting the Repeal

Telecommunications experts are sparring over net neutrality again following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel’s proposal to reinstate the policy. Net neutrality mandates that internet providers treat all bits the same, and its repeal in 2017 alarmed advocates who warned the internet would no longer be fair, open, or safe. However, the internet thrived [...]

Will Broadband Be Affordable? Assessing Regulations for Broadband Subsidies

After years of market-based pricing for broadband, state and federal officials are considering price controls to ensure affordability. One might think that broadband is already affordable given that the industry grew faster than the US economy for 15 of the past 16 years. But officials implementing Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which provides billions [...]

Google’s Antitrust Trial Is a Misguided Crusade Threatening Innovation and Consumer Choice

In the age of technological innovation, the Department of Justice’s antitrust case against Google, now on trial, appears to be a misguided attempt to have lawyers reshape the digital landscape. The government asserts that this case is about the “future of the internet and whether Google will ever face meaningful competition,” and while the concern [...]

How Are States Managing the Broadband Billions?

States are at the forefront for spending unprecedented billions of taxpayer dollars on broadband development. In 2020 and 2021 Congress allocated over $70 billion to improve broadband availability. Among political pressures to indulge favored constituents and impose market regulations, a lack of experience among many officials, and misinformation regarding lessons from the past, much can [...]