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Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Thune and members of the Committee, it is a privilege to be before you today. My comments today will focus on the future of the video market, tying its current state to other ongoing issues that face this Committee and the market generally.
The future of the...
The U.S. and Canada are two of the world's most robust and competitive wireless markets. Both countries have a variety of wireless networks, providers, products, and services. The extensive next-generation wireless networks of the countries have been the hotbed for wireless innovation, including the Blackberry, the iPhone, Android, and scores of mobile applications and innovations.
While the Federal Communications Commission would seem to be plenty busy carrying out its statutory responsibilities with respect to spectrum and mergers, it has chosen to become embroiled in an extra-curricular affair of its own making, the "net neutrality" controversy. This kerfuffle dates back to philosophical meditations on regulation and innovation before the turn of the current century.
Critics of the Obama administration's decision to not renew its contract with ICANN say that it is giving away the Internet to foreigners. It’s an understandable concern, given the administration’s general approach to foreign policy. It just happens to be an exaggerated concern, given the actual power of ICANN.
Although it is often idealized as a technologically connected continent, Europe’s broadband system is actually highly fragmented and in great need of overall improvement. The European Union should simplify and reduce regulation of broadband providers, remove barriers to consolidation, and embrace a market-led, technology-neutral approach to broadband.
This week's decision from the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, which rejected the Open Internet Order's no-blocking and non-discrimination rules, is very important. But, despite its importance, it is really not all that surprising.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia delivered its decision yesterday in a case brought by Verizon against the Federal Communications Commission. In its ruling, the court vacated anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules enforcing so-called "net neutrality," or the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.
Join AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy for a Google Hangout discussion in which panelists will discuss the importance of this ruling, what it means for the Internet, and what is likely to happen next.
The Federal Communications Commission will decide today (Dec. 12) whether to reconsider its rules prohibiting cell phone use on airplanes. If it votes to move ahead, the ban could be lifted before the end of 2014. But there is no guarantee. The Commission took off on a similar course a decade ago, but found itself facing massive political headwinds. The ban stayed in place.
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Please join AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy for a conference to address key steps we can take, as members of the global community, to maintain a free Internet.
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