If local NIMBYs and federal bureaucrats don't mess it up
Deregulation didn't end the internet as we know it.
D.C. Circuit Upholds FCC Decision to Rescind "Net Neutrality" (But Rejects FCC Attempt to Preempt Conflicting State Law)
In a lengthy opinion, a divided three-judge panel turns away most of the legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" Order
Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, and "hipster antitrust" scholars and activists say big tech companies need to be broken up. Economist Tom Hazlett says they're wrong.
It would essentially be a Fairness Doctrine for the internet.
The "equal time" rule does not mean what the president thinks it means.
Preliminary FCC report claims the number of Americans with high-speed connections grew by 20 percent in 2017.
In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches
Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.
Jessica Rosenworcel overlooks the statutory and constitutional obstacles to her plan.
There's one fool-proof way to find out.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.
Most of us got a "presidential alert" text today. Is that something we really want?
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says certain aspects of the deal could be in "in violation of the law."
"Ultimately, all this bill will succeed in doing is opening our state to legal challenges and costly litigation."
But their chances of getting the FCC repeal overturned remain slim.
The 37th president used the then-stronger tools of media regulation to manipulate the far more centralized 1970s news industry in ways that Donald Trump can only fantasize about.
"Let the free market prevail," says the Senate minority leader. "We don't do that for highways." Which explains traffic jams and failing infrastructure...
The policy was "a solution that won't work to a problem that doesn't exist."
In Chicago, Reason editor at large squares off against former FCC head Tom Wheeler in Oxford-style debate.
They say it's to protect free speech.
The freakout over the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
The company that brought you that wince-inducing "fake news" promo is not a "monopoly," and cracking down on it will not defend the free press.
The FCC's December order repealing net neutrality preempted sates from reimposing regulations.
No, the government shouldn't nationalize our mobile infrastructure.
There is roughly a zero percent chance Democrats will succeed in blocking net neutrality repeal through the Congressional Review Act.
New rules would require internet providers to be transparent about their services.
But would TV's favorite libertarian really favor federal regulation of the Internet?
Reason.com's editor in chief hashes it out with the FCC Chairman who passed net neutrality.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss sex scandals and net neutrality.
Do net neutrality advocates fear consumer choice?
Promises that "we're going to see an explosion in the kinds of connectivity and the depth of that connectivity" like never before.
In a Fifth Column interview, FCC chair announces the beginning of the end of Title II regulatory classification of Internet companies, frets about the culture of free speech, and calls social-media regulation "a dangerous road to cross."
It's all about deregulation to foster innovation.
Ajit Pai notes that his agency has no authority to consider journalistic content in making license decisions.
"Setting aside the fact that the FCC doesn't license cable channels," Ajit Pai said last month, "these demands are fundamentally at odds with our legal and cultural traditions."
Friday A/V Club: Pirate radio, then and now
A bipartisan group of senators wants an investigation into the government's latest disastrous internet intervention.
The Obama-era "Open Internet Order" discourages a free internet.