Public Policy for Big Tech Workshop

Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time Apply Now! Big Tech companies have created substantial changes in how people communicate, gain information, engage in public discourse, create businesses, etc. Almost every facet of life. How should governments respond? What from the past should be protected and what needs to change for citizens [...]

5 reasons why Nobel Prizes in economics matter in tech

In case you missed it, Professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson received the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics for their work on auction theory, which is used extensively in tech. Auction theory may not sound like much to some people: How hard can it be to ask people to bid on something? Read Dr. Jamison's [...]

Next Practices Live: Infrastructure Sharing panel on July 23, 2020

A lot of countries are interested in having telecom operators share infrastructure. Some are concerned that capital costs are a barrier to competition. Others believe that sharing might result in lower prices. What are the real effects of sharing? Why is it that some operators willingly share infrastructure, but others do not? I talked with [...]

How will the pandemic change telecommunications markets? A conversation with John Reid on June 18, 2020

We receive a lot of questions about how the pandemic will impact telecommunications markets. This is a critical question. Since the 1990s, most of the world has relied upon competition to resolve issues of telecommunications deployment, prices, and quality. Will the pandemic change this? John Reid, the former CEO of Cable & Wireless, joined Next [...]

Is broadband now a public utility? A conversation with Scott Wallsten on June 11, 2020

All I can say is, "Wow! I never expected that!" I thought the days of telecommunications being considered a public utility were far behind us. Then came the pandemic! Suddenly broadband seems as important as electricity. And some people believe that hands-on, utility style regulation will do a better job than competition for delivering needed [...]