November 22, 2017the net neutrality debate is much like every other policy question; do you want private entities in a marketplace in charge or do you want government regulators calling the shots?
Given the record of free markets versus that of government...
November 21, 2017
Details of the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations are circulating this week. CEI has written about many of the policy points included in the new order and links to that material are included in the listing of its reported content below:
November 13, 2017wrote in The Guardian that he not only wants to preserve government regulation of Internet service providers, but...
November 8, 2017assess the damage done by Hurricane Maria to the island’s telecom infrastructure. When Maria tragically destroyed that infrastructure, it also cleared away a lot of regulatory red tape...
November 6, 2017net neutrality regulation, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said in a...
October 27, 2017The FCC’s announcement that it will relax media ownership rules is good news for consumers. It’s heartening to see the agency act to eliminate detrimental and outdated regulations. The FCC should extend this regulatory restraint to...
September 11, 2017
Last week, my colleague Ryan Radia pointed out in...
September 1, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order included a “no-blocking” rule that prohibits Internet service providers (ISPs) from charging content providers a fee to avoid having their content, service, or applications blocked from reaching the ISP’s end-user customers.
Advocates for regulation explain that this stops, for example, Verizon shaking down Netflix for money by threatening to cut off House of Cards to Verizon broadband customers.
In reality, end-user customers could always switch to a broadband provider that did offer the content the consumer wanted. Market forces protected end-users from blocking for decades with very few (and ultimately unsuccessful) exceptions.
But maybe the real question is, would it really be so bad for ISPs to charge content providers for access to their end-users?
August 21, 2017net neutrality advocates are successful in their efforts to give government ever more control over broadband Internet access, they will be surprised to find you cannot regulate the world into perfection.
Supporters of various versions of net neutrality imply a false choice...
August 11, 2017
Above is a discussion between Executive Director Austin Carson and former SEC chairman and congressman Chris Cox (R-CA). Cox was a co-author of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act.