Josh Peterson is a DC-based tech reporter for the Franklin Center's news site. Peterson previously spent two years at The Daily Caller covering tech and telecom regulatory policy as the publication's Tech Editor. During that time, he focused on cybersecurity, privacy, civil liberties, and intellectual property issues, and in addition to covering political protest movements. Prior to joining The Daily Caller in October 2011, Peterson spent time in DC researching and reporting on technology issues in internship roles with Hillsdale College's Kirby Center, Broadband Breakfast and The National Journalism Center, and The Heritage Foundation. Peterson has a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Hillsdale College. He is also a musician and music enthusiast, and an avid martial artist.

FAA’s pursuit of small drones registration rule could see lawsuit

By   /  November 25, 2015  /  National, News, regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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By skipping the normal public comment period, the move that could spark a round of litigation to overturn the agency’s anticipated rule.

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Study: Washington state wireless tax, fee rate of 25 percent highest in nation

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Florida, National, News, Oregon, Technology, Washington  /  No Comments

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States have increasingly turned toward the monthly wireless bill as a revenue stream to pay for ballooning public pensions and government services.

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Drones: FAA wants to be the DMV for flying toys

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  National, News, regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Our major problem is that Congress said that you can’t regulate model aircraft,” Scribner told in an interview.

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South Carolina wireless users could see monthly bill increase

By   /  November 11, 2015  /  News, South Carolina, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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As consumers continue to forgo landlines for mobile service, the number of contributors has to these universal service funds has diminished along with their dollars.

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Arkansas utilities regulator plots rule change over wireless rent money

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  Arkansas, News, regulations, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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Wireless companies want to pay electric utility companies the same low rates as wireline and cable companies to rent space on the poles the utilities use to run their power lines, known as pole attachment fees.

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Newark broadband project a conflict of interest

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Delaware, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The high cost of failure in deploying these local networks has municipal broadband advocates even looking at public-private partnerships as a sustainable way forward.

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