Skip to content

Interview on NPR Marketplace today

Larry was interviewed this morning on NPR's Marketplace Tech Report.  Larry talks about why the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules treat wireless broadband with a lighter touch than they do for wired access.  Given the explosion in demand and the limited ability for carriers to add towers, increase capacity, and access additional radio spectrum (itself a constraint imposed by the FCC), it makes sense to give wireless carriers more flexibility to restrain users from high-bandwidth applications.  File sharing, HD video and other applications are technically possible on a smartphone, but the networks may not be able yet to handle the load.