Brookings

Rollback of the FCC’s Lifeline program can hurt households that need broadband the most

On Nov 16, the Federal Communications Commission released a ‘re-think’ of the Lifeline program. The FCC decision focuses squarely on prior criticisms, and plans to scale back the $2.25 billion annual program in three important ways.

Will the US be 5G ready?

Our 5G deployment process is slowed by outdated regulatory processes, spectrum scarcity, and local bureaucracy related to building local towers and other infrastructure.

Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game

Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted more legislators and business leaders to say the time for broad federal privacy legislation has come.

The logic between “regulatory risk” and antitrust review of media mergers

The Antitrust Division of the Justice Department appears to have put its thumb on the scale in the ongoing battle between the Walt Disney Company and Comcast over the assets of 21st Century Fox.

Under the radar: The Supreme Court decision Brett Kavanaugh is most likely to overrule

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, is less likely to override Roe v. Wade than to rein in the agencies at the heart of the modern administrative state. Here’s why.

Put the damn paper out: Why the newsroom is a bedrock of American democracy

[Commentary] The newsroom is the defining institution of journalism and a miracle of social organization.

How to build 5G networks in the US

The higher speeds of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks will enable connected cars, telemedicine, and the broader internet of things.

A shameless effort to consolidate control of local broadcasters

The Trump Federal Communications Commission has been working diligently since its first moments in office to help Sinclair expand its political messaging.

The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) suffers from significant failures of design and execution.