New York Times op-ed renewing her call for public utility regulation of internet providers. Crawford has long suggested that broadband access should be regulated like electricity: subject to public obligations and government oversight to assure all Americans access to service at low rates. But a closer look at the modern electricity industry shows just how poorly a dynamic infrastructure industry fares under the public utility model.
has raised some concerns about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on technology law issues. Grabowski explains that the Supreme Court may soon tackle many hot-button tech issues, meaning that the Senate should inquire about the nominee’s tech familiarity as part of the vetting process. He then expresses some skepticism about Gorsuch in this regard, primarily because his record is “inconsistent in defending digital privacy rights,” and his “support of net neutrality isn’t guaranteed.”
headlined a press conference organized by several progressive groups, which focused on anticipated changes that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may make to its Open Internet rules. The event appeared designed to serve notice that supporters of former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s Title II reclassification approach will (loudly) oppose any efforts at regulatory reform. Unfortunately, in the wake of that press conference, several misconceptions about the issue are circulating, as one might expect when nuanced policy debates are reduced to 140-character-or-less sound bites. This blog post is a first stab at dispelling the most problematic issues.