Obama’s FCC chief may have cost taxpayers billions

Originally published in The Hill  on April 5, 2017.

The Hill published an op-ed by Fred Campbell addressing the 600 MHz incentive auction results.




Trump’s Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules Shifts Regulatory Powers to FTC

Originally published in Morning Consult  on April 4, 2017.

“That means the next step is to make clear the FTC has ‘authority over common carriers with respect to privacy,’ Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, stated Tuesday.”




ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy rules

Originally published in USA Today  on April 4, 2017.

“‘Eventually Congress will need to address the issue, because gaps are likely to remain,’ said Fred Campbell, director of TechKnowledge, a market-oriented think tank.”




Bloomberg Law Brief: House Vote on FCC Internet Privacy

Originally published in Bloomberg  on March 31, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, former chief of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau and director of Tech Knowledge and Catherine Sandoval, a professor at Santa Clara University Law School, discuss a recent House vote, which stopped several FCC internet privacy rules from taking effect. They speak with June Grasso and Greg Stohr on Bloomberg Radio’s ‘Bloomberg Law.'”




House Votes to Kill Privacy Rules Binding ISPs

Originally published in Tech News World  on March 30, 2017.

“‘If an opt-in requirement is not necessary for Google and other edge providers that collect Web browsing information, then it’s not necessary for ISPs either, since Google and other ad server companies can collect the same type of Web browsing data from third-party websites as an ISP,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge.”




Wait. There are no rules protecting my online privacy?

Originally published in USA Today  on March 28, 2017.

“‘Eventually Congress will need to address the issue, because gaps are likely to remain,’ said Fred Campbell, director of TechKnowledge, a market-oriented think tank.”




What the World Wide Web of the 1990s can teach us about Internet policy today

Originally published in Washington Post  on March 1, 2017.

“It indicates the FCC will retain its authority to act when there is a market failure, public safety or consumer protection issue,’ said Fred Campbell, director of the think tank Tech Knowledge, ‘but won’t use preemptive regulation to address hypothetical concerns.’

Preemption of possible anticompetitive or anti-consumer behavior tends to lock in existing business models, Campbell said, whereas regulation that intervenes only after consumers have been harmed tends to encourage experimentation in the marketplace.”

The complete article is available HERE.




Meet the man who’ll dismantle net neutrality ‘with a smile’

Originally published in CNET  on February 14, 2017.

“‘When he was on the big screen, you could see the trees and wind whipping wildly in the midst of the hurricane,’ said Fred Campbell, the director of the free-market think tank Tech Knowledge and adviser to former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin who helped organize the show. ‘He calmly delivered his speech and acted as if it was no big deal.'”

The complete article is available HERE.




Senate Democrats say they’re ready to battle Republican-led threats to net neutrality

Originally published in Fierce Telecom  on February 8, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said in a statement that lawmakers have to come to some consensus to develop an agreement.

‘Without new Congressional legislation, the FCC’s net neutrality rules will keep swinging like a pendulum with every presidential election,’ Campbell said. ‘A lasting approach to net neutrality must come from the democratic process in Congress, not executive fiat.’”

The complete article is available HERE.




Dems come out swinging on net neutrality

Originally published in The Hill  on February 7, 2017.

“’Without new Congressional legislation, the FCC’s net neutrality rules will keep swinging like a pendulum with every presidential election,’” said Tech Knowledge, a group favoring free markets and deregulation.

The complete article is available HERE.




Democratic senators push to save net neutrality rules under Trump

Originally published in PC World  on February 7, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, director of free-market think tank Tech Knowledge, called on Congress to pass legislation to iron out net neutrality policy. Without congressional action, the FCC can change its mind about net neutrality rules every time there’s a change in party control, he said.

‘Without new Congressional legislation, the FCC’s net neutrality rules will keep swinging like a pendulum with every presidential election,” he said by email. “A lasting approach to net neutrality must come from the democratic process in Congress, not executive fiat.'”

The complete article is available HERE.




FCC Should Suspend Online Privacy Rules

Originally published in Forbes  on February 6, 2017.

Forbes published an article HERE by Fred Campbell addressing a petition to stay the FCC’s online privacy rules.




ISP Groups Call for a Stay on FCC Broadband Privacy Rules

Originally published in CED Magazine  on January 30, 2017.

“Tech Knowledge, which promotes market-oriented technology policies, put out a statement underlining its stance that the FCC rules passed were biased.”




FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly cited blog posts…

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on January 30, 2017.

“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell and Shane Tews, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications and Technology Policy, separately criticized the white paper for exceeding its authority by proposing that the federal government needs to assert ‘appropriate’ regulatory oversight over ISPs’ cybersecurity practices in the absence of clear market incentives to drive improvements (see 1701260020).”




Verizon Seen Winning Approval for Charter With Trump in Power

Originally published in Bloomberg  on January 27, 2017.

“Verizon and Charter may have to divest pay-TV subscribers in metropolitan areas where they overlap to resolve competition concerns, said Fred Campbell, a former wireless bureau chief at the Federal Communications Commission, which would review the deal if it comes together.”

The complete article is available HERE.




Pai Seen Unlikely to Act on FCC Public Safety Bureau’s Cybersecurity White Paper

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on January 26, 2017.

“The white paper is likely ‘dead on arrival’ at the FCC under the new Republican majority, but it remains a concern because Wheeler circulated the paper to Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell.”




FCC Staff Actions in Wheeler’s Final Days Subject to GOP ‘Midnight Regulation’ Scrutiny

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on January 26, 2017.

“The paper’s ‘proposed cybersecurity regulation’ is ‘fatally flawed,’ and the ‘naked power grab should be rebuffed by policymakers in the new Administration,’ said Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell, a former Wireless Bureau chief, in a blog post Wednesday.”




Major Changes Expected in FCC Enforcement Under Pai, Who Makes Staff Picks, Addresses Staff

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on January 25, 2017.

“‘It’s not just the amounts of the fines that was aggressive,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge. ‘The Wheeler FCC was also aggressive in its interpretation of the law and uneven in its approach. It imposed large fines on some sectors of the industry even when the legal basis for enforcement action was relatively weak. … Wheeler’s FCC took no action at all against other sectors even when there appeared to be relatively strong grounds for enforcement.'”




Pai Seen as Having Near Perfect Resume to Quickly Take Charge at FCC

Originally published in Washington Internet Daily  on January 24, 2017.

Transitions are ‘rarely easy,’ but Pai’s should be ‘among the easiest,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge. Campbell was an aide and later Wireless Bureau chief for the last commissioner to be permanently elevated, former Chairman Kevin Martin. Pai’s ‘experience in the general counsel’s office and as a commissioner mean he’s well-versed in the agency’s procedures, the applicable laws and policies, the issues that are currently before the agency, and the capabilities of career staff,’ Campbell told us. ‘His development of a digital empowerment agenda while serving as a minority commissioner also indicates he’s already given considerable thought to the agency’s future policy direction.'”




Pai Says He’s ‘Grateful’ To Be Designated FCC Chairman

Originally published in TR Daily  on January 23, 2017.

“Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, said, ‘There is no one more qualified to guide the FCC for the next four years. Chairman Pai’s intelligence, experience, and humility will serve the American people well. The future of communications regulation could not be any brighter.'”





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