A Vision for Tech Policy is Missing from GOP Economic Plans

In the current landscape of Republican presidential candidate priorities, there is a noticeable lack of emphasis on technology policy—a crucial area that demands attention. A substantial portion of registered voters, spanning all races and including those under 30, cite the economy as their primary concern. This concern intensifies in key swing states, with 39 percent [...]

Competition—Not Net Neutrality Regulations—Should Determine the Future of Broadband

The internet, once an open frontier, is again at the center of a contentious debate over regulatory approaches, thanks to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposal to once again impose its Title II authority on broadband providers. The nearly 30 year debate has been marked by partisan contention and regulatory oscillations. From a hands-off strategy [...]

Economics Lost: The Unraveling of Antitrust at the DOJ and FTC

In the intricate realm where law meets economics, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed revisions to their merger guidelines serve as a stark reminder of the perils that accompany regulatory misdirection. Announced in July 2023, the draft guidelines swiftly garnered criticism from all corners of the political spectrum, with legal [...]

Protecting Broadband Freedom: A Call for Light-Handed Regulation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) marked a significant change in tactics for bridging the digital divide—the gap between broadband haves and have-nots—by ushering in the federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. Intended to bring the digital age into unserved and underserved areas, the BEAD program is armed with $42.45 billion allocated [...]

The FCC’s Regulatory Overreach Threatens American Broadband Prosperity

In a concerning turn of events, the now Democrat-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expanding its control of telecommunications beyond what the agency had in the days of Ma Bell’s monopoly. As a result, Americans are facing diminished broadband services at a higher cost. The FCC is overreaching on two fronts. One is its push [...]