Commentary Roundup: Bitcoin, Rural Broadband, Patents, Copper Lines
Posted at noon on May 9, 2014
Some of the latest tech-oriented pieces from Roll Call’s Guest Observer files:
The Economy Needs Bitcoin: General Catalyst’s Hemant Taneja on the digital currency.
Bringing Mobile Broadband to Rural Americans: Georgetown University’s John W. Mayo and Anna-Maria Kovacs on the FCC’s May 15 spectrum auction.
Address Patent Flaws or Face the Consequences: Wayne Winegarden of the Pacific Research Institute and George Mason University’s EconoSTATS on how “patent litigation is burdening the economy with new obstacles to innovation and competition.”
Combing Your Hair for a Phone Call and Other Obsolete Ideas: Former Undersecretary of Commerce Ev Ehrlich on the costs of keeping copper telephone networks alive.
Earlier this week we pointed you to pieces by Paul Williams on music royalties and Matt Rumsey on the DATA Act.