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Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-10-21 16:32
For those seeking to better understand how communications competition has evolved, expanded, and accelerated to cloud communications competition, don't miss my new six-chart powerpoint presentation: "The Metamorphosis of Communications Competition," here.
My bottom line conclusion: The transformation of communications competition requires a transformation in communications law.
I presented this new easy-to-understand framework for understanding exploding communications competition at a NetCompetition event today on Capitol Hill, which also featured excellent presentations by Jeff Eisenach, Managing Director of Navigant Economics, and Ev Ehrlich, President of ESC Company.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-10-07 10:28
Phil Kerpen, of Americans for Prosperity, has a new must-read op-ed in the Washington Examiner entitled: "Will Congress Stop FCC's Internet Takeover?"
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-10-06 18:16
Since the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was selected to hear appeals of the FCC's Open Internet Order -- it is now even more likely that the FCC's net neutrality regulations will be overturned in court as unlawful and/or unconstitutional.
The D.C. Circuit is the Appeals Court that traditionally hears cases involving independent regulatory agencies like the FCC, so the D.C. Circuit Judges are very familiar with both the limits of the FCC's statutory authority and the FCC's proven penchant for trying to overreach their statutory authority.
In a nutshell, the FCC's legal case stands on two very slippery assumptions.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-10-04 15:28
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-09-28 19:00
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-20 18:54
See my Forbes post: "Netflix Crushes Its Own Momentum" here.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2011-09-16 12:01
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Tue, 2011-09-06 11:58
Netflix' continues to exhibit serious difficulties grasping basic economics, competition and value.
First, Netflix is lowering its value to customers.
Second, Netflix is shifting its costs to its customers.
Third, Netflix is chasing away the premium content its subscribers demand.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2011-08-11 13:35
FreePress and its allies continue to harass the FCC for not supporting its radical Luddite vision of rolling back the Internet to its pre-1994 days when it was Government-owned and operated, and used only by a small elite, before it was privatized by the Clinton-Gore Administration an became a worldwide phenomenon enjoyed by most everyone most everywhere.
FreePress, Public Knowledge and their allies continue to fantasize about turning the Internet into an information commons and a "dumb pipe" network.
FreePress criticized the FCC Chairman in TR Daily for his common sense mainstream view that broadband providers can and should emply usage-based pricing.
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Wed, 2011-08-03 12:40
FreePress with its "all complaints all the time" approach to advocacy has been caught once again "crying wolf" when there was no real problem or threat.
FreePress also continues to cry wolf about its spurious tethering" complaint against Verizon because users are prevented from unauthorized tethering of additional devices trying to bypass users' terms of service agreement.