AT&T’s Stephenson: Consumers Need Internet Bill of Rights

Originally published in Broadcasting and Cable  on January 24, 2018.

“Responding to the open letter, Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said: ‘Tech Knowledge supports a legislative approach to net neutrality that embraces broader principles of internet governance based on traditional consumer protections, including online privacy, that apply equally to all similarly-situated internet companies. Unfortunately, those in Congress who continue to insist on strict regulation of ISPs that exempt so-called edge providers are ignoring serious consumer concerns about privacy and the growing monopoly power of tech giants in Silicon Valley to control online content. An approach to internet regulation grounded in traditional consumer protection and constitutional limits would transcend today’s artificially restrictive and anticompetitive version of the net neutrality debate while remaining true to free market principles that drive innovation and investment.'”




AT&T wants Congress to draft a net neutrality law. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

Originally published in Washington Post  on January 24, 2018.

“Others argued that policymakers have overlooked the tech industry’s dominance for far too long.

‘Those in Congress who continue to insist on strict regulation of ISPs . . . are ignoring serious consumer concerns about privacy and the growing monopoly power of tech giants in Silicon Valley to control online content,’ said Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, a market-oriented think tank.”




After Loss of ‘Net Neutrality,’ Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves

Originally published in Education Week  on January 9, 2018.

“Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, a free-market think tank and a supporter of Pai’s policy, said he saw no harm in COSN’s advice to districts. But he also does not believe that internet service providers are about to change their practices in ways that will undermine schools. Districts are ‘enterprise customers,’ and internet service providers have an incentive to make them happy.

‘I’d be very surprised if it is ever necessary,’ Campbell said of the COSN document. ‘I see very little to be gained [for those companies] in blocking that content.'”




2018 Outlook: 5G to offset operator CapEx growth boosted by broadband reg revamp

Originally published in SNL Kagan Media & Communications Report  on January 9, 2018.

“‘I wouldn’t expect major changes by 2018,’ Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and the current director of the free market think tank Tech Knowledge, said in an interview, explaining that he believes ‘the biggest forward-looking investment that’s going to occur in the industry over the next decade is 5G.'”




800 MHz Rebanding Takes Much Longer Than Expected; Sprint Says It’s Nearly Over

Originally published in Communications Daily  on January 4, 2018.

“The procedures the FCC established were ‘relatively unique,’ said Fred Campbell, Tech Knowledge director. ‘The 800 MHz experience does highlight factors that can make it harder to repurpose shared spectrum generally,’ Campbell said. ‘Large numbers of different licensees in a band tends to increase transaction costs, as does the presence of noncommercial licensees and other users who lack market incentives. These same factors have implications for other sharing arrangements, including unlicensed and lightly licensed.'”




Quantum Computing, Is Simulation Before Teleportation Safe?

Originally published in Forbes  on January 2, 2018.

“Because of these fragilities, complexities and uncertainties, Forbes contributor Fred Campbell has suggested that current quantum software offerings from firms like Microsoft are mere vaporware.”




In 2017, the FCC made life easier for your internet provider

Originally published in CNET  on December 29, 2017.

“‘The idea that he’s pro-ISP has been manufactured by big tech companies who benefited from government favoritism during the Obama era and now see it coming to an end,’ said Fred Campbell, director of the group Tech Knowledge and a former chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau under Republican Kevin Martin.”




Net Neutrality Litigants Seen Facing Difficult Decisions on Possible Stay Bid, Venue Choice

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on December 28, 2017.

“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell called it ‘very unlikely’ a stay motion would succeed, given the Supreme Court’s Brand X and Chevron precedents, which recognized FCC authority to classify broadband as a lightly regulated Title I information service and defer to reasonable agency decisions on ambiguous statutes.”




KirbyCast Dec.14–11am hour

Originally published in KirbyCast  on December 14, 2017.

Fred Campbell talked about net neutrality on KVI Talk Radio.




Fred Campbell: What is the big deal about Net Neutrality

Originally published in The Steve Gruber Show  on December 12, 2017.

Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, discusses hate speech and threats directed at FCC chairman Ajit Pai by net neutrality activists.




Fred Campbell Discuses Net Neutrality

Originally published in Scott Sands Show  on December 12, 2017.

Tech Knowledge director, Fred Campbell, discussed net neutrality on the Scott Sands show.




The Schilling Show 12/6/17 Hour 1: Jeremy Dys, Fred Campbell

Originally published in The Schilling Show  on December 6, 2017.

Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, discussed net neutrality on the Schilling Show.




Draft Twilight Tower Plan Could Get Preservation Interests’ Backing

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on December 4, 2017.

“The FCC proposal likely won’t get strong pushback, said Tech Knowledge Director and former Wireless Bureau Chief Fred Campbell. ‘This is a cleanup item,’ largely extending the existing process to towers that had been skipped over, Campbell said.”




Changes to Comcast’s net neutrality site raise questions on paid prioritization

Originally published in SNL Kagan Media & Communications Report  on December 1, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and the current director of the free market think tank Tech Knowledge, said questions over quality of service arrangements or network management practices are among the reasons why he sees paid prioritization as one of the more nuanced topics in net neutrality. ‘The concept is confusing,’ Campbell said in an interview, adding that prioritization ‘means different things to different people.’He noted that the FCC’s 2015 order specifically discussed instances where it might waive the ban if a petitioner demonstrated some significant public interest benefit. ‘There are good reasons to prioritize some services,’ Campbell said, though he also acknowledged there are scenarios were paid prioritization could be ‘anticompetitive.’



Without Net Neutrality, How Would Internet Companies Treat K-12 Districts?

Originally published in Education Week  on December 1, 2017.

“There’s ‘no evidence that ISPs have any interest in blocking or throttling content’ in education, Campbell said. Leaving aside the public blowback that would come in throttling content to schools, he said, internet providers would not have an economic incentive to treat K-12 districts unfairly.’

‘There seems to be this assumption that ISPs would block, simply for a whim,’ Campbell said. ‘Whimsy just doesn’t frighten me…I would see the risk to schools as zero, as a result of this order.'”




People Across The Internet Are Unleashing Extremely Vile, Racist Attacks Against The FCC Chairman

Originally published in The Daily Caller  on November 29, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge and a professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law, agrees.”

‘The repeated racist attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family in their own home during the holiday weekend are horrific,’ said Campbell. ‘The perpetrators of this villainy should be ashamed. These attacks aren’t net neutrality advocacy. They are terrorism.'”




Net neutrality is on death row — Why we should let it die

Originally published in African Entertainment Channel  on November 28, 2017.

“In a detailed series of articles he took you through the process on how Netflix deliberately let their service degrade switching to settlement-free routes letting congestion build rather than continuing to use CDNs with paid transit arrangements. I reached out recently to Mr. Campbell to confirm and was told Verizon did nothing to slow down service. This was about Netflix trying to save money and influence lawmakers hoping a change in the regulatory framework would enhance profits.”




Pai, Others Call Out Hateful Protestors

Originally published in Radio World  on November 28, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, president of Tech Knowledge, which backs Pai’s Title II rollback, stood up for the chairman and against the protests.”




Net Neutrality Activists ‘Crossed the Line,’ Pai Says

Originally published in TR Daily  on November 27, 2017.

“In a statement, Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said, ‘The repeated racist attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family in their own home during the holiday weekend are horrific. The perpetrators of this villainy should be ashamed. These attacks aren’t net neutrality advocacy. They are terrorism.'”




Net Neutrality Protesters Target FCC Chairman’s Home And Children

Originally published in The Daily Wire  on November 27, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, president of Tech Knowledge, was furious, stating, ‘The repeated racist attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family in their own home during the holiday weekend are horrific. The perpetrators of this villainy should be ashamed. These attacks aren’t net neutrality advocacy. They are terrorism.'”





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