Digital Liberty advocates for a consumer-driven market free from heavy regulation or taxation of the Internet, technology, telecommunications, video games, and media.


FCC Should not Reward RDOF Failure

By James Erwin The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) is not quite a punchline among broadband advocates, but its shortcomings have long been apparent. Deadlines are often blown, tax dollars routinely wasted, and consumers largely left unsatisfied. Of the $9.2 billion awarded through RDOF over 10 years, over $2.8 billion…


Cruz, Thune Lead on Spectrum

By James Erwin It’s finally here. Shortly after the one-year anniversary of the FCC’s spectrum auction authority expiring on due to congressional inaction, Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced a bill to remedy this dysfunction.  The short, five-page bill would finally restore the FCC’s auction authority until September 30,…

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FCC’s Enhanced Competition Incentive Program Uses Better Incentives, But It’s Still A Band-Aid 

By Jason Lee Last week the FCC launched the Enhanced Competition Incentive Program , which the commission voted to establish in July 2022. The program seeks to incentivize spectrum license holders to provide unused radiofrequency spectrum to small carriers, tribal nations, and…