Post Election Query: Can Republicans Deliver Action on Tech and Telecom Policy?
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
November 7th, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 7, 2014 — In the wake of the Republican victory in the Senate on Tuesday, some see tech policy as one area for the party to deliver on the rallying cry of post-partisan compromise, commented TechFreedom President Berin Szoka. Tech policy issues like net neutrality has been the biggest tech issue of the […]
Critics on Both Ends of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules, With a Few Supporters in the Middle
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
May 19th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 – The Federal Communication Commission’s effort to thread the needle on net neutrality with regulations that will withstand legal scrutiny while also satisfying open internet activists led to starkly divided responses to the Thursday measure.
In the camp expressing disappointment that agency Chairman Tom Wheeler didn’t go further, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., a member of the Commerce Science and Transportation Committee, said that innovation over the internet in America could unless broadband were to be reclassified as a common-carrier telecommunications service.
“Internet access today is like traditional phone service decades ago – we can’t live or work without it,” Markey said. “We must stop broadband behemoths from setting up fast and slow lanes and picking winners and losers. Start-ups and small business would suffer, slowing our economy and job growth throughout Massachusetts and around the country.” [...]
An Array on Broadband-Related Events in December
Events, FCC, NTIA
December 11th, 2013
December 11, 2013 – The next week includes a variety of broadband-related events, both in Washington and elsewhere in the country.
DC versus SF: A Clash of Vision for Tech Policy Event on Monday, October 28, at 3 p.m. ET
Broadband Calendar, Events
October 28th, 2013
From our friends at TechFreedom: How do DC and SF think about the future? Are their visions of how to promote, and adapt to, technological change compatible? Or are America’s policymakers fundamentally in conflict with its innovators? Can technology ultimately trump politics? In the near-term, are traditional left/right divides breaking down? What are the real […]
Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission Oral Argument Today on Net Neutrality
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
September 9th, 2013
September 9, 2013 – Monday marks the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ long-awaited oral arguments in Verizon Communication’s challenge to Federal Communications Commission’s 2008 rules governing network neutrality, or rules requiring that internet companies not offer discounted services for web businesses that prioritize traffic over their particular internet networks. On Friday, the New America Foundation’s […]
TechFreedom Panel Criticizes Search Engine Bias Claims
Broadband's Impact, Congress
June 15th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 – TechFreedom, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, assembled a panel of law professors gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to discuss search engine bias and recent antitrust cases involving Google.
The recently-established conservative policy group moved the event to the Capitol building to make it more accessible for Senate staffers and private businessmen to attend.
TechFreedom Aims To Fill Privacy Niche
April 14th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – In a town where there are as many opinions as there are issues, TechFreedom, a new think tank, aims to provide a non-partisan approach to privacy issues from a free market, libertarian stance.
The core focus of TechFreedom approaches privacy issues from two vantage points. One is to seek better protection from law enforcement intrusion, as seen in its efforts to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Second is in facilitating the least invasive government regulation of how the private sector uses data.