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FCC staffer addresses issue of legality of FCC preemption of state restrictions on municipal broadband

In a speech before a bipartisan gathering of state legislators at the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week, Matthew Barry, chief of staff to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, took the commissioner’s pro-growth and pro-broadband expansion message to the states. Here is an excerpt from his remarks, which primarily focused on FCC […]

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Hispanics ahead of the digital curve, yet underserved when it comes to brand marketing

According to new research conducted by Google, marketers of leading brands are currently leaving a large opportunity untapped: In spite of the fact that Hispanics are ahead of the curve when it comes to the adoption of new devices and digital consumption, they are vastly underserved as consumers and presently do not range high on […]

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Defying the critics – report finds U.S. is leader in broadband after all

Critics have for some time lamented that the U.S. is falling behind in broadband service. A new report released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University finds that these charges are unfounded and that the United States is in fact “a global leader in broadband, as measured by the level of broadband-enabled economic activity, the number of Internet-based […]

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