Bridge Span 17-2: Free Market Flop – Municipal Madness

Appropriately, city and local governments try to find ways to improve the municipality for its citizens. Inappropriately, some of these municipalities around the country have tried, and ultimately failed, to either set up their own communications networks or to partner with private companies to get into the business of broadband. The reasons for the failures […]

Bridge Span 16-5: The Competitive Marketplace in Innovation Best Serves Video Consumers

In the middle 1700’s Adam Smith explained a framework which provides innovators all the encouragement they need to continue to develop new technologies. The force of the free market, the invisible hand as Smith referred to it, recognizes that individuals pursuing their own interest frequently promote the good of society, such as with new products […]

Bridge Pier 16-1: Comments to the FCC Regarding Privacy and Broadband

May 27, 2016

Marlene H. Dortch


Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20554


Re: In the Matter of Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

WC Docket No.16-106


Dear Ms. Dortch:

The Commission has proposed, in its words, “to apply the traditional privacy requirements of […]