Archive for February 2011

Congress Zeroes in on FCC’s Net Neutrality Order

Following up on my Congressional testimony last week, I’ve written two articles on how the House and Senate are moving forward with plans to undo the FCC’s December 23,2010 “Open Internet” order, aka net neutrality.    For Forbes, I write about the experience of being a witness before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, […]

Larry to speak at two Washington, D.C. events next week

Larry will be in Washington (again) next week for two events: 1.  March 1 – TechFreedom is sponsoring an event to review my white paper on the FCC’s December, 2010 Report and Order on the Open Internet.  The event is free, but RSVP is required.  Commentators include Internet pioneer Dave Farber, Free State Foundation’s Randolph […]

Larry joins network

I’m pleased to announce that I will be a regular contributor to Forbes Magazine’s high-profile website,, starting immediately.  Forbes is one of the most-visited websites for news and commentary on business, investing, technology and leadership. I’ll be writing about the increasingly accident-prone intersection of business, technology, and politics, especially as it applies to the […]

CNET/Verizon lawsuit

“Verizon Loses Early Skirmish in Net Neutrality Litigation,” CNET, February 3, 2011. For CNET, Larry explains why Verizon is determined to keep its net neutrality appeal in the same D.C. court that overruled the FCC in its earlier case against Comcast.

Slate/Doing Nothing

“Save the Internet by Doing Nothing,” Slate, January 28, 2011. In connection with the New America Foundation’s Future Tense conference, Larry’s first article for Slate described the mismatch between disruptive technologies and modern democratic governments. The essay was selected by The Atlantic as one of the five best Internet postings of the week.


“Tech Priorities for New Congress: From Old to New,” CNET, January 19, 2011. Reporting from the annual State of the Net Congress of the Congressional Internet Caucus, Larry reported on the likely technology priorities for the new Congress, including nullification of the FCC’s net neutrality ruling, spectrum and Universal Service reform, privacy and domain […]


“Spectrum Worries at CES: Deja vu all Over Again,” The Wall Street Journal All Things Digital, January 8, 2011. Larry’s second dispatch from CES was picked up by the Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital. FCC Commissioners, Congressional staff, and industry represented made clear that reallocating limited spectrum for fast-growing mobile broadband uses had become […]


“Net Neutrality Fight far From Over,” CNET, January 7, 2011. Larry’s first of two posts from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show revealed the angry mood among Republicans of the incoming Congress regarding the FCC’s December net neutrality order. A Verizon executive refused to rule out the possibility of challenging the order in court–which the […]

Larry to testify before House Judiciary Subcommittee

Larry has been called as an expert witness by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet to testify on Tuesday, Feb. 15th. Larry’s testimony will address the Federal Communications Commission’s Dec. 23, 2010 Report and Order on Preserving the Open Internet–aka the infamous net neutrality […]

Two Years on the Internet Equals an Eternity

Video is now available for all of the excellent programming at this year’s State of The Net 2011 conference. (Programming will also be available over time on C-SPAN’s video library.) The Conference, organized by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus, featured Members of Congress, leading academics, Administration, agency, and Congressional staff and other […]