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Knoxville Should Not Build a Government-Owned Broadband Network

Knoxville, Tennessee considering a government-owned network that would be costly, wasteful and potentially unsuccessful.

Deborah Collier June 24, 2021
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To Serve or not to Serve: The Broadband Map Question

The Broadband DATA Act gave the FCC funding to create new broadband maps. NTIA has its own new map for broadband.

Deborah Collier June 22, 2021
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$40 Billion Broadband Bill Is Costly, Unnecessary, and Wasteful

The BRIDGE Act of 2021 would do more harm than good.

Thomas Schatz June 16, 2021
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Reforms are Needed for Financing the Universal Service Fund

The current funding mechanism for the Universal Service Fund is unsustainable and needs to be reviewed.

Deborah Collier January 25, 2021
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Reverse Auctions will Benefit Rural Americans

The FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction will provide $16 billion over ten years to help expand broadband to 6 million homes and businesses in unserved areas of the country.  

Deborah Collier September 3, 2020
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FCC Moves Forward with L-Band Proceeding

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulates a draft proposal to move forward on the L-band proceeding.

Deborah Collier April 17, 2020
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Bernie's $150 Billion Broadband Boondoggle

Government-owned broadband networks often overbuild existing networks and waste taxpayer dollars.  

Deborah Collier January 27, 2020
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A Government-Owned 5G Network Would Be a Massive Boondoggle

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary and President Trump’s announcement that he opposes nationalization of 5G, this idea keeps resurfacing.  And like many other concepts emanati

Deborah Collier May 31, 2019
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USVI Should Avoid Repeating Municipal Broadband Failures

A U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) public utility company is positioning itself to create a municipal broadband network that could come at the expense of hundreds of millions of duplicative taxpayer dollars under the guise of recovery from hurricanes...

Peter Klensch May 21, 2019
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FCC Chair Says T-Mobile Sprint Merger Good for Rural Americans

On May 20, 2019, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
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Congress Rushes to Pass Government Funding Package

The $333 billion spending package that Congress has cobbled together to avoid the threat of a partial government shutdown contains lots of giveaways that go beyond keeping the government’s lights on.

Allen Johnson February 14, 2019
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19 Things States Should Not Do In 2019

Governors and legislators new and old taking office this month will be inundated with advice from all directions.  Each special interest and left-wing or right-wing single-issue activist group will have scheduled meetings between its highest-paid...

Spencer Chretien January 31, 2019

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