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News & Updates:
Trump declines to implement new sanctions on Russia; The FCC votes to require wireless providers to deliver more precise emergency alerts; U.S. Consumer Confidence Increases More Than Expected in January.
NAFTA talks progress as sixth round ends; FCC Chairman Pai opposed Trump Whitehouse’s national 5G network plan; December consumer spending higher, with savings at decade low.
Professor Peter Cappelli contributes to a piece analyzing the changing landscape around working-from-home policies in the private sector. He generally takes a nuanced take on the issue.
“Is it a good thing or a bad thing? The answer is, it depends.”
As the FCC looks to change network neutrality rules in favor of lighter regulation, the D.C. Circuit Court is likely to play a major role.
Faculty Affiliate Kevin Werbach comments on speculation about how the FCC might rule, “policymakers don’t have the luxury to make decisions based on how they believe the court should have ruled.”
In the interest of bringing high-speed broadband access to communities underserved by current Internet service providers, many U.S. cities have initiated municipal broadband projects. Such efforts have received favorable attention from those eager to help close the digital divide. This brief presents a first look at a new, comprehensive empirical analysis of 20 U.S. municipal fiber builds for which financial data is available. The findings show that half of the projects in this study are cash-flow negative, and based on their performance from 2010-2014, 90 percent are unable to generate sufficient cash to recover their project costs within the 30-40 year life expectancy of a municipal fiber build. City leaders considering such projects, as well as state and federal officials interested in supporting them, need to understand the documented costs and risks before encouraging new municipal fiber programs to form.