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Communication 2017-04-05T21:24:34+00:00

RURAL AMERICA IS STRANDED IN THE DIAL-UP AGE: Wireless Broadband can be the great uniter of city and country.

June 18th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece High costs and lack of access to broadband service prevent residents of far-flung communities from joining the modern economy By Jennifer Levitz and Valerie Bauerlein | Photographs by Nick Schnelle for The Wall [...]

Why ‘Net Neutrality’ Drives the Left Crazy: The FCC’s new chairman plan to reopen the internet to competition—and agitators picketing his family house

May 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Thought Piece Net neutrality is such a misuse of language. It invites an under-informed mob to take political actions that are so far from civil behavior, which drives me crazy. The agitators are picketing FCC Chairman Pai's neighborhood, his house [...]

The Internet of Things: America needs more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, AI….

May 15th, 2017|Tags: , |

Thought Piece As the authors Michael Mandel and Bret Swanson put it, "Innovation isn’t a zero-sum game. The problem for most workers isn’t too much technology but too little. What America needs is more computers, [...]

“Climate of Complete Certainty,” so look out for blistering backlashes to anything less than 100% climate certainty.

May 10th, 2017|

Thought Piece [I suspect that it is finally safe to reprint Bret Stephen's first column for the New York Times, "Climate of Complete Certainty, without fear of reprisal to Bret or myself. Although, to a member of [...]

“F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It”: This NY Times Editorial is a Backward Glance into the Future

May 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Thought Piece [For the record, “Net Neutrality” is just another way of saying that the FCC should be micromanaging the Internet, including wired and wireless broadband. My first question for those parties, including the New [...]

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.

April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed as the Telecommunications Act of the 1930, on which the current sense of [...]

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