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Patrick Brogan

Date: 10.13.2016
While broadband internet adoption has been growing over the past two decades and the digital divide has been closing rapidly in recent years, there remains a group of non-adopters who may not be easily converted, according to NTIA's July 2015 Computer and Internet Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey. USTelecom enthusiastically...
Date: 04.28.2016
Competition to serve businesses that need specialized connections for data and the Internet–what the FCC calls Business Data Services (BDS) - is strong pretty much everywhere those businesses choose to locate. A variety of companies have been competing for these customers for decades and relatively new entrants like cable companies have...
Date: 04.20.2016
Claims by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) that expanded special access regulation will somehow boost the U.S. economy by $150 billion over five years are exaggerated and are based on faulty analysis, according to an economic critique by Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford.  Ford highlights several flaws in the CFA analysis...
Date: 04.08.2016
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has at last lifted the curtain on certain aggregated data filed in its “special access” proceeding, which is examining the state of competition in business broadband and the effectiveness of the FCC’s current special access regulations. As expected, the data reveal there has been...
Date: 03.11.2016
To justify favors from the Federal Communications Commission, a segment of the business broadband industry is distorting the economic realities of the marketplace. The latest example comes from Level 3, a multibillion dollar international telecom company. In a recent blog, Level 3 implores the FCC to regulate the terms and prices of business...
Date: 02.11.2016
Competition in the business broadband marketplace has flourished over the last 20 years, fulfilling the goals of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. With competition rising and prices that business customers pay falling, there is no need for new or additional regulation, according to the third of three USTelecom white papers examining the business...
Date: 02.11.2016
One of the great success stories of the 1996 Telecommunications Act is the booming growth in business broadband services, an integral element of the nation’s economic competitiveness. The enormous competition that flowed from the policies Congress adopted are explored in the second of three USTelecom white papers examining the business...
Date: 02.11.2016
Since the Internet was first commercialized during the Clinton Administration, bipartisan policies have helped promote private sector investment in residential broadband service. There also has been massive investment to deliver broadband to U.S. businesses of all sizes, which has been integral to the success of the overall Internet economy. These...
Date: 12.03.2015
The portion of U.S. households using landlines for voice service has fallen below half for the first time, according to the latest data on household voice telephony choices from the Centers for Disease Control. This is because more and more American households are cutting the cord for voice services and using only wireless telephones. Based on a...
Date: 10.16.2015
Competition is growing every day in the specialized market for business broadband services to enterprise and small and medium sized businesses. Cable companies invested $16 billion last year alone, and in just a few years have become successful competitors for business broadband customers throughout the country. What does this look like in a...

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