We’ve established that we have a high speed internet access problem – now what can we do about it? In part 2 of my interview with the EFF’s Ernesto Falcon, we’ll talk about how broadband fiber-based internet is a critical piece of national infrastructure, not unlike the highway system. It enables and supports industry and innovation, and ubiquitous access would greatly increase our ability to learn and work remotely. We talk about the politics and economics behind all of this, including some interesting solutions involving both the government and private corporations.
Ernesto Falcon is Senior Legislative Counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation with a primary focus on intellectual property, open Internet issues, broadband access, and competition policy. He represents EFF’s advocacy, on behalf of its members and all consumers, for a free and open Internet before state legislatures and Congress. Ernesto’s work includes pushing the state of California to pass the strongest net neutrality law in the country in response to federal repeal efforts, as well as leading EFF’s research and advocacy to promote universally available, affordable, and competitive fiber broadband networks.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation: https://www.eff.org/
- Why cable companies hate California’s SB1130 bill: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/05/why-cable-companies-oppose-californias-universal-fiber-effort-sb-1130