Archive for August 2011

CNET/Spectrum NN

“Is Net Neutrality Blocking FCC Spectrum Auctions?,” CNET, July 29, 2011. Larry looks at new evidence suggesting much-needed spectrum for mobile Internet users has become a political football between Congress, still angry over last year’s net neutrality mess, and the FCC. The article was reprinted in Wireless Week and at The Internet Freedom Coalition.


“Protecting IP While Preserving the Internet,” U.S. House of Representatives, July 25, 2011. Video from a briefing on Capitol Hill on the dangers of proposed legislation to extend U.S. enforcement over foreign “rogue” websites. .

Forbes/FCC wireless report

“The iPhone, Android, and the FCC: Obeying the Prime Directive,”, July 18, 2011. For Forbes, Larry looks in detail at the state of the mobile industry, noting that the most significant hurdles to competition, according to the FCC, are regulatory.


“Opinion: California PUC Should Approve Merger of AT&T and T-Mobile,” San Jose Mercury News, July 6, 2011. Larry and law professor Geoffrey Manne review key findings in the FCC’s annual review of the wireless industry, concluding that the strong evidence of a vibrant, competitive industry provide ample evidence to support approval of AT&T’s merger with […]

Five simple fixes for the Protect IP Act

For CNET this morning, I offer five crucial corrections to the Protect IP Act, which was passed out of committee in the Senate back in May. Yesterday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, told a Silicon Valley audience that the House was working on its own version and would introduce it in […]

Larry to deliver keynote at ALEC Conference

Larry is the keynote speaker for the Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force at this year’s annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  Larry will kick off the Task Force’s meeting on August 5, 2011.  His talk will focus on “The Good, The Bad, and the Very Ugly” in recent legislative initiatives related […]