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FCC Approves Wireless Infrastructure Order Over Clyburn, Rosenworcel Dissents

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“‘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,’ said Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge: ‘The FCC’s existing historical and environmental review requirements will remain in place for large cellsites.’”

AT&T Issues Call for Internet Bill of Rights

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“Tech Knowledge Director Fred Campbell 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.'”

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

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“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.'”

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

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“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.'”