Category Archives: Spectrum News

FCC and the Internet: In Search of Bandwidth


Regulators are trying to create a more flexible, competitive model for allocation of bandwidth for mobile data.
July 8, 2017 12:34 a.m. ET

The Radio Act of 1927, the brainchild of then-Secretary of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover, created a regulatory regime for carefully parceling out airwaves according to a “public interest” standard. It was said to be necessary to prevent chaos—“etheric bedlam.”

In fact, it was not. Rather, it reflected Washington politics that favored incumbent interests—the first few visionaries who opened radio stations and enjoyed commercial…

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Thomas Hazlett: The Political Spectrum. Interview on Radio Free Hillsdale




June 16, 2017

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Thomas Hazlett participated in a debate held by POLITICO in Washington DC

POLITICO Technology Reporter Margaret McGill (left) is joined by Paula Boyd,
Senior Director of Government Affairs and Policy, Microsoft (second from left) Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge (third from left) Tom Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University; former Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission; author, "The Political Spectrum"
(second from right and David Strickland, Partner, Venable LLP; former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (right) during the POLITICO panel discussion "Spectrum, Innovation and Infrastructure in the Trump Era" at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC, Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Photo by Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Spectrum, Innovation and Infrastructure in the Trump Era – Thursday June 15, 2017


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Facebook: POLITICO Live’s Facebook Page has pictures posted from the program. We will be adding additional photos to this album when we have the full photo inventory tomorrow morning.

Twitter: The hashtag #POLITICOTech was a buzz on Twitter, with nearly 200 tweets during the event garnering over 750,000k impressions.