Anna-Maria Kovacs: "Let’s Invest in 5G" (ECN)

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the results of Auctions 101 and 102, the auctions of spectrum in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands respectively. There were 33 winning bidders...

Antonio Fatás comments on CNBC BREXIT feature
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "America’s Consumers Deserve Best-in-Class Privacy Protections" (ECN)

Right now, privacy in the U.S. consists of a patchwork of state and federal laws that make it extremely difficult for an American to know his or her rights. Federal laws cover some specific...

Larry Downes: "5G’s Potential, and Why Businesses Should Start Preparing for It" (Harvard Business Review)

A new Accenture survey of nearly 2,000 technology and business executives in 10 countries revealed deep uncertainty about next-generation mobile network technology, known as 5G. Few of those...

Larry Downes: "Is the tech backlash going askew?" (Washington Post)

As winter sets in, the dark days for technology companies have been getting longer.

We sympathize with the increased anxiety over the poor data hygiene practices of leading tech platforms....

Robert J. Shapiro releases policy paper: "Changes in the Educational, Racial and Ethnic Composition of U.S. Employment, January 2008 to August 2018, and the Debate over Diversity in the U.S. Economy"

Americans are caught in a fierce political struggle today over a border wall intended to discourage immigration from Latin America. It’s part of a long ongoing debate about the costs and benefits...

Anna-Maria Kovacs: "The FCC clears the way for 5G" (ECN)

Cisco VNI’s latest forecast projects rapid growth for U.S. mobile data traffic over the next five years. Such growth is only possible, of course, if there is enough capacity available to carry the...

Larry Downes comments on AT&T-Time Warner merger case in Variety feature

Larry Downes comments on the U.S. Department of Justice's appeal of U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's decision in favor of the AT&T-Time Warner merger in a Variety feature article by...

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Catherine Tinsley comments on Huffington Post feature, "Let’s Be Honest, Sheryl Sandberg Gets Criticized More Because She’s A Woman"

CBPP Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley comments on the Huffington Post's feature article "...

John Mayo comments on cost to consumers of robocall scams in Gray TV feature story on pending legislation against the calls

In a Gray TV feature, "FCC and Senate teaming up to take down robocall scams," CBPP Executive Director John Mayo comments on the cost to American consumers of the robocalls, "I suspect they’re in...

Catherine Tinsley: "Origins of a mass-shooting disaster" (The Hill)

I study disasters — disasters that arise from natural causes like hurricanes and those produced by human mistakes and mismanagement, like the massive BP oil spill. By any metric, any mass shooting...

Robert Hahn testifies before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the HONEST Act
Larry Downes: "Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure" (Harvard Business Review)

In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up to a gigabit per second — 100 times faster than...

Anna-Maria Kovacs releases policy paper: "Competition in the U.S. Wireless Services Market"
Larry Downes: "Is Disney Moving Too Fast On Fox Takeover? Don't Ask Antitrust Regulators" (Forbes)

The Department of Justice appears to have changed its mind again about the risks of media mergers. After being brutally trounced in an ill-conceived lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T and...

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