Archive for October 2011

Marketplace/NN litigation

“Will Net Neutrality be Killed by Litigation?” NPR Marketplace Tech Report, October 4, 2011. Larry explains why the FCC’s net neutrality rules are likely to fail in court challenges brought by both supporters and detractors, in an interview on NPR Marketplace’s Tech Report.


“U.S. Suit Against Mobile Merger Misguided” Orange County Register, Sept. 28, 2011. Larry’s op-ed argues that the narrow reading of market dynamics in the AT&T/T-Mobile lawsuit draws unfortunate comparisons to the mid-1990’s crusade against Microsoft.

Forbes/NN Cost

“The True Cost of Net Neutrality” Forbes, Sept. 26, 2011. After nearly a year of delay, the FCC published its controversial net neutrality rules. For Forbes, Larry reviews the costs of the order, both to the value of spectrum and to the agency’s relationship with Congress. The article was widely quoted, see The Benton Foundation, […]

WSJ/AT&T merger

L. Gordon Crovitz, “AT&T and the Economics of Monopoly” The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 18, 2011. Former Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz quotes from Larry’s Forbes article on the dangers of the Department of Justice lawsuit against AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile.

LOD/PC Magazine

Chandra Steele, “Antirust Suits: Government v Tech, Google v U.S.” PC Magazine, Sept. 22, 2011. Reviewing recent antitrust moves by the Department of Justice and Congress, PC Magazine cites “The Laws of Disruption” for the proposition that regulators always lag dangerously behind technology markets.

Blackburn/Privacy event

“Privacy Roundtable” U.S. Capitol, Sept. 14, 2011. Larry joins Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn) and leading privacy policy experts for a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. Watch the video on YouTube.

ITIF/Spectrum Policy

“Spectrum Policy for Innovation” ITIF, Sept. 13, 2011. Larry, along with FCC and Congressional staffers, responds to a new study by ITIF’s Richard Bennett on solving the spectrum crunch. See event coverage in Broadcasting & Cable and the Bureau of National Affairs.

Net Neutrality goes to Court…Again

On NPR’s Marketplace this morning, Larry talks net neutrality litigation with host John Moe.  Nearly a year after the FCC passed controversial new “Open Internet” rules by a 3-2 vote, the White House finally gave approval for the rules to be published last week, unleashing lawsuits from both supporters and detractors. The supporters don’t have […]