The Public Interest Communications Law Project and the Benton Senior Counselor

The Benton Foundation and Georgetown Law are establishing the Public Interest Communications Law Project, under which Andrew Jay Schwartzman will serve as the Benton Senior Counselor at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Public Representation (IPR).  read more


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It is unsurprising that Mr. Copps would condemn ISPs when he himself is on the Board of Directors of Public Knowledge, a Washington DC lobbying shop... read more
Suggest that it would be useful for all if Mr. Lenard includes a definition of "edge Providers" as an update to his article. read more
CORPORATE TPP's, CETA's, et al, “SECRET” VULNERABILITIES. Which NON Shareholders WILL QUALIFY FOR EXEMPTIONS? Please SHARE the info & questions... read more
A good read indeed, but on layman's term, I guess rules should be coming from ourselves. We should all be responsible with these technology and... read more
Once again, mostly people understand the problem to be in the last mile, but few have a solution. Well here it is and few will like it as it cuts... read more
Kevin, By now it should be apparent that the FCC is final paying the price for DC ducking the "convergence" issue for the past 30 years. The reality... read more
dkleeman, that is correct. read more
These appear to be letters to the editor, not formal op-ed or commentary pieces. read more
Last mile incumbents (edge access providers) will always attempt to extend their monopoly influence into the core and up into the stack. Since TCP/... read more

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