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EU Shows Government Regulation Expands the Digital Divide

By: Bridget Visconti There is a persistent myth that Europe somehow has better, cheaper broadband than the United States. Now we have even more hard data that shows this is not true. US broadband prices are decreasing, the network is more resilient, and US internet users have better and…

Biden Wants a BTOP 2.0

By: Katie McAuliffe President Biden announced his “American Jobs Plan” – a two trillion dollar spending package meant to target all sorts of infrastructural issues. Here at Digital Liberty we are taking the magnifying glass to see how the President’s Plan will impact technology and broadband.  The Biden infrastructure…

Keep Government out of App Stores

By: Katie McAuliffe Mobile app stores should not be the subject of an antitrust investigation. The focus of antitrust should be and has been focused on consumer welfare, not preferencing one competitor over another. Some companies trying to take advantage of new found antitrust zeal to expand their bottom line,…

Biden Kicks Municipal Broadband Dead Horse

By: Noah Vehafric President Biden announced his “American Jobs Plan” – a two trillion dollar spending package meant to target all sorts of infrastructural issues. Here at Digital Liberty we are taking the magnifying glass to see how the President’s Plan will impact technology and broadband.  Biden’s plan “prioritizes…

Biden’s Broadband Bust Built on a Faulty Premise

By Katie McAuliffe and Noah Vehafric President Biden announced his “American Jobs Plan” – a two trillion dollar spending package meant to target all sorts of infrastructural issues. Here at Digital Liberty we are taking the magnifying glass to see how the President’s Plan will impact technology and broadband. …

Symmetrical Broadband Speeds Expand the Digital Divide

By: Noah Vehafric There’s been a lot of talk lately on how the U.S. defines broadband – one aspect of this conversation is how we accept a difference in downstream and upstream capabilities. Many have been calling for 100-100 “symmetrical speed” requirements. This is where upload speeds would match download…

Antitrust Spillover Has Already Begun

By Noah Vehafric At the recent House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) said that the proposals to change antitrust law which are under consideration by the subcommittee would not apply to the entire economy. Unfortunately, that’s just not true. At that same hearing, Commissioner of the…

FCC Commissioner Carr’s Plan for 5G Forward

By Katie McAuliffe and Noah Vehafric At an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, Commissioner Brendan Carr outlined his plan to keep the United States at the forefront of 5G deployment.  His plan sets out specific swaths of spectrum to investigate possible better uses and a fresh…

NEW POLL: Americans Don’t want to Break Up Big Tech

By: Noah Vehafric On Friday, February 26, the economic intelligence and research firm Morning Consult published the results of a survey Commissioned by NetChoice to understand how the American public felt the issues of antitrust, big tech, and the need for reform. The results are telling. The…

Get the Quilting Needles: A Patchwork Net Neutrality May Be The Future

By: Noah Vehafric After the FCC Approved its Restoring Internet Freedom Order, California passed SB822, the “California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018.” This law was an attempt by the State of California to install net neutrality on the state level after the federal government tossed…