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European Union leaders are so desperate for re-election in May that they will sacrifice their very platform for the sake of net neutrality and free roaming, feel good palliatives that pander to voters.
American citizens are far ahead of government agencies and holdout populations such as the elderly in transitioning to new networking technologies. The FCC should revise its Internet Protocol Technology Transitions Order to, among other things, accelerate the adoption of IP technologies in the realms of public safety, defense, and aviation.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't like paying for Internet connectivity. For decades, content providers, websites, ISPs, and consumers have paid fees to connect to the next level of the network. Call it Internet access, or call it "transit" or "paid peering." But Hastings has a better idea. "Instead," Hastings demands "they must provide sufficient access to their network without charge."
There are strong arguments in favor of allowing the third largest US wireless carrier, Sprint, to acquire the fourth, T-Mobile, but Sprint Chairman (and Softbank CEO) Masayoshi Son's assertion that current performance of the U.S. mobile market is "terrible" isn't among them.
A 5-year-old app gets bought for $19 billion (WhatsApp). A document sharing firm gets valued at $10 billion (Dropbox). And cable TV firms are losing customers in their main video business. The Internet is booming, challenging established industries all around. Yet many greeted the news that Netflix would connect its video servers directly to Comcast with apocalyptic shrieks of Internet doom.
Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, have launched a multi-year effort to reform the Communications Act of 1934. Already their effort has been lauded by Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), who deemed the effort warranted and necessary.
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.
In the U.S., headlines often read that America is falling behind other nations, particularly the European Union, and that to achieve next generation broadband availability, more government involvement is needed. But government-led broadband is truly a house of cards: The U.S. has far better Internet service than the EU, and the EU says so.
Technology policy combines four complex disciplines: law, economics, engineering, and policy analysis. Very few people have comprehensive backgrounds in all four fields, so they tend to rely on the judgments of people with stronger grounding. But policy advocates often misstate facts in their own areas of expertise, either intentionally or as a result of subconscious bias.
Join AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy as we ask our visiting fellows to look into the crystal ball and make predictions for 2014.
Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.