Gus Hurwitz, a visiting scholar at AEI's Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he teaches telecommunications law, cyber law, law and economics, and other regulation-related subjects. His research builds on his background in law, technology, and economics to consider the interface between law and technology and the role of regulation in high-tech industries. He has a particular expertise in telecommunications law and technology. He was previously the inaugural research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, and before that was a visiting assistant professor at George Mason University Law School. He previously spent several years as a trial attorney with the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Telecommunications and Media Enforcement Section. Hurwitz has a background in technology and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
depart on time. His obsession provides an object lesson in how not to run a network or, more precisely, in the importance of using the right metrics both to understand how to think about network performance and to realize network performance. Frequent flyers understand the problem with Kirby’s obsession with on-time departures: Flyers care more about on-time arrivals than departures, and pushing flight crews to depart on time leads to poor customer experiences. (Chip-on-the-shoulder disclosure: The two worst experiences that I have had flying have both involved flight crews cutting corners in efforts to make on-time departures — once needlessly stranding passengers at airports and once boarding a plane before the pilot was even available for the flight.)
$280 million verdict against Dish for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Telemarketing Act, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, and several state telemarketing laws. The claims under all of these Acts are related to the same basic underlying conduct: placing robocalls to consumers without consent. The verdict is the largest fine ever assessed under the TCPA or the FTC Act. It comes a day after the Federal Trade Commission finalized settlements with 18 defendants who had participated in a robocalling operation peddling fake debt relief services. All of this comes while the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been considering new rules to allow telecommunications carriers to block robocalls and to allow some messages to be sent directly to customers’ voicemail.
“fact sheet” that purports to show how FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has reversed his positions on the Open Internet Order between 2014 and today. Clyburn’s fact sheet is misleading, giving a false impression that the chairman’s views have changed in ways that they have not.