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Sen. Eric Schmitt Condemns NTIA for Engaging in Broadband Rate Regulation

By Lawson Faulkner Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) has recently taken aim at the NTIA for misleading lawmakers over its administration of the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. In a letter addressed to NTIA administrator Alan Davidson, Sen. Schmitt accused NTIA officials of instituting rate regulations as…

Commissioner Carr Opposes Regulating AI on Political Advertising  

By Jason Lee Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced his opposition to the FCC’s proposal to mandate the disclosure of AI use for content in political ads on television and radio.   Chairwoman Rosenworcel unveiled the proposal on Wednesday. This as the Associated…

WRC Advisory Committee to Hold First Meeting for WRC 2027 

By Jason Lee Last week, the FCC announced that the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on June 3, 2024, at the FCC headquarters as the first step in the process of preparing for the 2027 World Radio Communication Conference.   The meeting…

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…

How Federal AI Adoption Can Benefit Taxpayers 

By Jason Lee Artificial Intelligence coming of age is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for taxpayers. A month ago, following a report from Chief Justice John Roberts on AI use in the judiciary, the House Committee on Administration held a hearing on Artificial Intelligence Innovation within the Legislative…

Who Benefits from Title II Internet?

By James Erwin             I am not a lawyer and have never been to law school, but most recovering law students I know tell me one of the most important questions to ask in each case is sui generis – Latin for “who benefits?”             Today, the Federal Communications Commission…

Should Bureaucrats Police Social Media?

This Fourth of July, while fireworks illuminated the night sky above the Washington Monument in celebration of the cherished freedoms guaranteed to us as Americans, the judicial system bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers was considering novel threats to those very freedoms. Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary…