Want to Protect the Internet? Consider This…

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The Real Threat to the Internet: Old Rules, Red Tape and Hidden Fees Think about that rotary telephone. The bulky piece of black, yellow or avocado-colored plastic with the long curly cord mounted to your kitchen wall, or on a side table next to the couch. The one where dialing a zero and watching it […]

Upcoming FCC spectrum auction to be a success? I’d bid on

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In the western region of our country where the Coalition for a Connected West (CCW) works, the tech sector is playing an increasingly vital role in state economies.  Access to high-speed Internet has inspired individuals from all walks of life to create opportunity for families and businesses. Innovators are increasingly harnessing the power of mobile […]

New Telecom Regs Offer Benefits to Consumers, Tech Sector

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By Michael Price for Coalition for a Connected West The persistence of Colorado’s legislators is about to pay off, and Coloradans stand ready to benefit: Every year for the past four years, state legislators have attempted to reform Colorado’s outdated telecommunications regulations. And every year, those attempts failed—until now, that is. A package of telecommunications […]

The Digital Migration Marches On

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Recently, I joined the Silicon Flatirons Digital Broadband Migration event via a live-stream using wireless Internet access while sitting comfortably at Starbucks. Eighteen years ago, when Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996, this now-everyday experience was unimaginable. Those who did have Internet access were most likely connecting at home through a dial-up modem (remember […]