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Statement On FCC’s Wireless Infrastructure Order

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Washington, DC, September 26, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding the wireless infrastructure order adopted today by the Federal Communications Commission:

“Today’s FCC order will accelerate the deployment of 5G wireless infrastructure in suburban and rural areas that would otherwise be left behind. Congress’ national broadband goals are aimed at providing all Americans with access to broadband networks, not just those who live in the largest cities. The wireless infrastructure order is an important step toward fulfilling that goal and closing the digital divide.”

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Statement On Senate Approval Of Net Neutrality CRA

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Washington, DC, May 16, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote to disapprove the rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission’s most recent order on net neutrality:

“Today’s vote was driven by political double-speak designed to win mid-term election votes. The net neutrality rules the CRA is intended to restore were designed to protect the special interests of big tech monopolies, not protect consumers. How? By letting big tech block websites, charge tolls, and create fast lanes while prohibiting big tech’s competitors from doing the same. 

A consumer-focused approach to internet regulation wouldn’t work this way. It would first ask what rights internet consumers should have and then adopt policies that protect those rights irrespective of corporate identity or technology. That’s the only way to achieve strong consumer protections on the internet that will stand the test of time.”

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Statement On FCC’s Action To Accelerate 5G Wireless Deployment

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Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure in order to accelerate the deployment of 5G wireless networks:

“The wireless industry around the world is racing to deploy the fifth generation (‘5G’) of wireless technology. 5G will fully mobilize the high-speed internet by delivering desk-top speeds and seamless interconnectivity to mobile devices.

Today’s action removes a significant barrier to enjoying the benefits of this new technology by clarifying that historical and environmental reviews aimed at traditional cell towers don’t apply to the significantly smaller and lower antennas that will be used for 5G deployments. The FCC’s existing historical and environmental review requirements will remain in place for large cell sites, but not for small, unobtrusive sites at low heights.

This approach strikes the right balance between the goals of preserving our heritage and a harmonious environment with the need to promote innovation and technological progress. It is appropriate to conserve the traditional approach for traditional structures while recognizing that small, next generation 5G sites don’t fit the rationale for the traditional approach.

The FCC should be commended for taking swift, conservative action to enable next generation technology that will help accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband networks throughout the U.S.”

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Statement On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Position On 5G Future

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Washington, DC, January 29, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s statement on The Future of 5G:

“Tech Knowledge agrees with Chairman Pai’s opposition to a nationalized 5G network. From its ill-fated attempt to nationalize railroads during the First World War to today’s ‘below-standard’ grade for U.S. infrastructure, our government has a dismal track record in this area.

The U.S. should not make the same mistake as Australia, whose bungled attempt at building a nationalized wholesale network turned that country into a broadband backwater. More than a century of experience has proven that government-operated networks don’t work.”

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Democrats’ Net Neutrality Effort Counting On Republican Passivity

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Democrats appear ready to make “net neutrality” an election issue in 2018. They plan to introduce a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to force Congress to take an up-or-down vote on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision replacing the Democrats’ approach to internet governance.

Some see this as a “clear-cut political win-win for Dems.” In their view, an up-or-down vote means only one of two things: either (1) Democrats preserve their preferred approach to net neutrality or (2) Republicans side with “telecom companies against the [alleged] will of the American people.” This strategy invokes Noam Chomsky’s theory that “the smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….”

Chomsky’s theory spotlights the means of defeating it: Republicans should refuse to accept the alleged dichotomy of action presented by a CRA vote. To paraphrase former President Reagan, the Democrats are counting on Republicans to be passive. It is up to Republicans to ensure the Democrats are counting wrong. To do that, Republicans should reclaim the moral high ground in the internet regulation debate by breaking the Obama FCC’s strict—and nonsensical—limits on the prevailing definition of “net neutrality.”

A free market approach to net neutrality would embrace broader principles of internet governance based on traditional consumer protections—including privacy—that apply equally to all similarly-situated internet companies. An approach to internet regulation grounded in traditional consumer protection and constitutional limits would transcend today’s artificially restricted version of the debate by giving voters a third option for net neutrality, while remaining true to conservative and free market principles. Read More

Statement On AT&T Open Letter To Establish Internet Bill of Rights

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Washington, DC, January 24, 2018 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding AT&T’s open letter asking Congress to establish an internet bill of rights:

“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.”

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Statement On Racist Attacks On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

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Washington, DC, November 27, 2017 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding racist attacks against Ajit Pai, Chairman of the  Federal Communications Commission:

“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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Statement On FCC Plan To Undo Obama’s Net Neutrality Rules

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Washington, DC, November 21, 2017 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to undo the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules:

“Tech Knowledge welcomes the FCC’s open and transparent effort to repeal the last administration’s unconstitutional net neutrality rules. In the absence of a market failure, the constitution doesn’t permit the FCC to treat the information superhighway or any other institution of the press like a public utility. This foundational principle of our system of government must be restored.”

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TechCrunch Doesn’t Understand The Technical Difference Between The Internet And The Telephone Network

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Its ordinarily understandable when a journalist makes a technical mistake regarding network topologies. But the ordinary benefit of the doubt doesn’t apply to TechCrunch’s mistaken accusation that the FCC’s analysis of net neutralitydeliberately” misrepresents how the internet works. When a publication puts “tech” in its name, it ought to know better, especially when the issue involves the relationship between network topologies and legal definitions. Read More

Statement On Net Neutrality Vote At FCC

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Washington, DC, May 18, 2017 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding today’s FCC’s vote to reconsider Obama’s net neutrality rules:

“Today’s vote is the first step in returning to the light-touch regulatory approach that yielded the broadband internet. Light-touch regulation has a proven track record of protecting consumers while promoting competition and investment in broadband networks and maximizing innovation. Read More