Category Archives: Regulation

Response to Barbara van Schewick on Zero Rating, “users must have access to the whole Internet”

State of the Net featured a panel discussion on zero rating on January 25, 2016 where I debate the merits of zero rating with Barbara van Schewick of Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. See video here Fireside […]

Internet Coupons, 1-800 Data and Zero Rating. More value for consumers, innovation and competition.

Zero rating, while not an official term, commonly refers to the practice of exempting some data from charge on a mobile subscription, is nothing more than price or service differentiation. It can be recognized in the concepts of value added […]

If crowdsourced network quality tools are so good, why don’t operators, universities, and regulators use them more?

A recent story appeared in the Guardian about a study that alleges American broadband providers are purposely slowing access to websites, amounting to widespread net neutrality violation. The study is reported to have been conducted by BattleForTheNet which uses the […]

Competition in the Wireless Market: Testimony to the US Senate

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee for Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights held a hearing on Competition in the Wireless Market on February 26, 2014. This hearing was presided by Chairwoman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member Mike Lee including representatives from […]

#CommActUpdate. Read my letter to Congress on how to improve communications regulation.

It’s not true that Congressional representatives only think about getting re-elected. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden have launched a multi-year effort to reform the Communications Act of 1934. Signed […]

AT&T’s Sponsored Data: Why this is nothing new and there is nothing to fear

As the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals on the Open Internet rules nears, the debate on net neutrality is heating up.  AT&T’s Sponsored Data has received undeserved criticism. Here are research notes from Strand Consult http://www.strandreports.dk/sw5927.asp http://www.strandconsult.dk/sw5946.asp Here […]