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Daily Caller Op-ed: Why Europe is Falling Behind America in Broadband – Part 5 Modernization Consensus Series

February 13, 2013 Please see my Daily Caller Op-ed “Why Europe is Falling Behind America in Broadband”, part 5 of the Modernization Consensus Series. * * * * * Modernization Consensus Series (Note: This research series previews strategic developments that could encourage consensus to modernize...
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Top Ten Flaws in FCC’s AT&T / T-Mobile Competition Analysis

The unprecedented release of a FCC draft staff analysis opposing the proposed AT&T / T-Mobile transaction could backfire legally, undermining its intent to backstop the DOJ’s pending lawsuit against the merger. See my Forbes Tech Capitalist post on the “Top Ten Flaws in the FCC’s...
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Rural Cellular’s Dilemma: Can’t Win the Future, Anchored to the Past

The Rural Cellular Association’s opposition to the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition puts a spotlight on the un-sustainability of the analog rural cellular model that is on the wrong side of broadband change. The clear but unspoken subtext of the RCA’s opposition is their recognition that their current...
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The Dangers of Over-Regulating Competition

As a regular reader of Steve Pearlstein’s Washington Post’s business column, I was dismayed at the consistent pro-regulation frame of Sunday’s piece on the AT&T-T-Mobile acquisition: “The Revenge of the Baby Bells.” The hallmark of longstanding bipartisan competition policy has been that if market players have...
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Denying Competitive Substitution is Weakest Link of FCC’s De-Competition Policy

In order to justify broadband price regulation in the Open Internet and Data Roaming orders, the FCC and FreePress must continue to undermine Congress’ competition policy by denying the increasingly obvious and incontrovertible facts that users competitively substitute broadband services between various broadband technologies like...
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