Congress May Invest Billions in Broadband. It Should Reform the Universal Service Fund Too

The Problems with Municipal Broadband

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan calls for “future proof” broadband infrastructure, with priority for broadband networks “owned, operated by, or affiliated with local governments, non-profits, and co-operatives―providers with less pressure to turn profits and with a commitment to serving entire communities.”

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ICLE Amicus Brief in ACA Connects et al v Beccera

ICLE supports the appeal filed by ACA Connects et al. seeking review of the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. As detailed herein, the district court failed to consider economic and empirical realities that militate in favor of finding irreparable harm to the Appellants’ members. Moreover, the same economic and empirical realities tip the balance of equities in favor of the Appellants, and establish that the public interest is in granting a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018.

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Gus Hurwitz on the Rural Digital Divide

ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs Gus Hurwitz joined the Technology Policy Institute’s Two Think Minimum podcast on an episode titled “Gus Hurwitz on . . .

Presentations & Interviews

Chairman Pai Symposium: Wrap-Up and Thoughts for the Future FCC

The next chair has an awfully big pair of shoes (or one oversized coffee mug) to fill. Chairman Pai established an important legacy of transparency and process improvement, as well as commitment to careful, economic analysis in the business of the agency.

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