O-RAN: Facilitating protectionism in the name of competition?

Since the US and other governments have effectively banned the use of Chinese (read Huawei, but also ZTE) equipment from future mobile communications networks, support for open radio access network (O-RAN) architecture has risen dramatically. ....

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Be careful what you wish for: A return to ‘net neutrality’ is a concern for the entire internet

For the past decade, “net neutrality” has been the catchphrase for internet freedom. “Protect your right to access what you want and how you want it on the Internet,” declared the ACLU. Public Knowledge defined ....

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5 reasons why Nobel Prizes in economics matter in tech

In case you missed it, Professors Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson received the 2020 Nobel Prize in economics for their work on auction theory, which is used extensively in tech. Auction theory may not sound ....

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3 reasons why Biden will kill off net neutrality

There are several reasons to think that a Biden administration (if the electoral vote count holds) will resurrect net neutrality, a policy adopted by the Obama Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 and then reversed by the Trump FCC ....

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Beyond 230: Reframing the conservative debate over social media regulation

Recent tech policy debates have been animated by the surprising push by both Democrats and Republicans to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the cornerstone of internet law. But that bipartisan call masks ....

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The FCC’s work on light-touch regulation and spectrum allocation continues to enable the internet and technologies of the future

Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) work on light-touch regulation and spectrum allocation has made a big difference in helping advance next-generation technologies. The policy changes made by the current FCC have ....

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Breaking up Big Tech will not help the US innovate or compete with China

Facebook and Google have argued that breaking them up would damage US competitiveness with China. Vanderbilt Law Professor — and former advisor to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Ganesh Sitaraman and former Federal Communications Commission ....

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