2015 September

Internet Advertisers Seek Competitive Advantages Through Privacy Regulation

Posted by | Media, Privacy | No Comments

Fred Campbell’s latest article in Forbes warns that powerful Internet advertising companies are using consumer privacy concerns as a weapon against smaller and potentially disruptive competitors. The complete article is available HERE.

Tell The FCC That Competition And A Monopoly Aren’t The Same Thing

Posted by | Broadband Internet, Regulatory State | No Comments

Fred Campbell’s latest article in Forbes explains why forcing phony competition on fiber investments will only slow the deployment of fiber Internet to businesses and put our global competitiveness at risk. The complete article is available HERE.

Tell The FCC That Competition And A Monopoly Aren’t The Same Thing

Posted by | Broadband Internet | No Comments

Don’t believe it when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it wants to regulate wholesale access to business fiber connections in order to promote “competition.” The FCC’s plan to impose monopoly regulation on new fiber deployments to businesses indicates the agency has forgotten what “competition” actually means. The plan makes sense only if the word “competition” is replaced by “monopoly.”

Consider this example from a post on the official FCC blog: “Traditional copper network infrastructure has also been a mainstay of competitive (read: monopoly) service purchased wholesale from the incumbent telcos by competitive providers and retailed to businesses, schools, health-care facilities, and other small- and medium-sized institutions.” Read More