failed US broadband policy – excellent lecture by Larry Lessig

There is a good article over at PCWorld titled Why America’s Telecom System Stinks. It refers to a lecture by Larry Lessig which you can view in its entirety here. The first 25 minutes or so deal with broadband policy.

I wish lawmakers took the time to view that lecture. Maybe they would come to understand the problem then – barring a few exceptions it seems that most high up in government do not have the faintest clue that broadband policy in the US is fundamentally broken.

It’s pretty bad when a big honcho from the FCC publicly states that he is not interested in returning to a competitive broadband landscape by reinstituting unbundling because it would result in lengthy legal battles with the big telcos. Can you say regulatory capture?

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