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Emerging Broadband-Related Issues

Speak Your Piece: Farm Bill Failure

April 3, 2015

Efforts to make USDA farm-support programs more responsive to market forces ignore the fundamental purpose of farm policies – to help farmers when there is a market failure.

Pew Identifies the “Smartphone-Dependent” – What Could It Mean For Lifeline?

April 2, 2015

Is all broadband created equal? Just last month, the White House announced that 98 percent of Americans nationwide live in areas served with 4G, high-speed wireless Internet. Does that mean the U.S. can afford to give up on efforts to bring broadband everywhere? Mission accomplished? Some recent research indicates that wireless Internet access is a distinctly different service than wireline broadband -- and one that offers a distinctly different experience for users. This week, the Pew Research Center, in association with the John S. and James L.

Will ‘Techno-Populism’ Undermine Innovation?

April 2, 2015

Future advancements in technology may suffer because of popular opinion driving policy, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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