Bridge Span 18-11: FCC, Please Speed the Deployment of Broadband

FCC, Please Speed the Deployment of Broadband

Yesterday the FCC held an open commission meeting. There are a number of items on the agenda, two items in particular focused on advancing broadband deployment across the country. One item to be considered is to clarify the scope and meaning of the 1996 Communications Act in reference […]

Bridge Span 18-10: Streamlining the Future: Reducing Resistance to Broadband Everywhere

Next week, the Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to move forward on the ‘Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act’’ or the ‘‘STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act.” The goal of the legislation is to modernize the process for and speed the deployment of small antennas or […]

Bridge Span 18-8: Behold! The Free Market Works

Yesterday Comcast announced that it is in the market for buying most of the media assets of Twenty-First Century Fox for cash, preparing a bid to best Disney which already made an offer. The media will call this a “bidding war,” but the truth behind the hyperbole is that this is the free market operating […]