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Rob Frieden
Works at Penn State University
Attended University of Pennsylvania B.A. 1977
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                Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereo decision.  The decision underscores the value in broadcasters’ copyrighted content, but also the importance—and st...
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           Of late it appears that the FCC must be running a sale on merger authorizations given the glut of questionable attempts.  With so much occurring in the incumbent world to retrench, buy market share and close ranks ...
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        Despite the remarkably large amount of coverage and analysis of the network neutrality debate, not everyone appreciates the wants, needs and desires of the major stakeholders.  Let’s step back and consider their motiv...
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            More and more young users of the Internet will access the cloud without ever having used a corded device--what older folks know as telephones and personal computers.  These “Cord Nevers” do not have to accept the ...
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           It appears that the FCC will permit exceptions to the standard, plain vanilla best efforts routing standard for Internet traffic, such as the paid peering arrangement recently negotiated between Comcast and Netflix...
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            The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance requiring broadcaster consent. [1] The decisio...
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            Another day, another $50+ billion dollar merger announcement.             AT&T must have billions of dollars burning a hole in its figurative pockets.  Perhaps stung by its inability to buy wireless carrier marke...
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           Today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet access reportedly contains a section inviting comments whether the FCC should reclassify Internet access from largely unregulated information service to telecommuni...
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           On too many occasions, I have tried to set the record straight in the face of untruths in telecom policy debates that become all too real, or at least accepted as conventional wisdom.  For years I dutifully prepare...
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            Back at the drawing board, Chairman Wheeler and staff have attempted to find the sweet spot where ISPs can negotiate paid traffic prioritization so long as it’s “commercially reasonable.”  Libertarians and a lot o...
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            The Aereo technology and litigation offer several insights on how we will access video entertainment going forward and who has superior bargaining leverage.  Once upon a time—back in the age of “appointment televi...
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  • Penn State University
    Professor, Consultant, present
  • Federal Communications Commission, 3 DC law firms, National Telecommunications and Information Adm. PTAT, Motorola
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Norfolk, Virginia - Arlington, VA; Philadelphia, PA, Charlottesville, VA
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     Rob Frieden serves as Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University.  He also provides legal, management and market forecasting consultancy services and has written four books, most recently Winning the Silicon Sweepstakes: Can the United States Compete in Global Telecommunications published by Yale University Press.  Rob has written over one hundred articles in law reviews and telecommunications policy  journals and has provided commentary in a variety of trade periodicals. He updates a major communications treatise: All About Cable and Broadband (Law Journal Press).

     Before accepting an academic appointment, Professor Frieden provided a broad range of business development, strategic planning, policy analysis and regulatory functions for the IRIDIUM mobile satellite venture.
 
     Rob has held senior policy making positions in international telecommunications at the United States Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.  In the private sector, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as Assistant General Counsel at PTAT System, Inc. where he handled corporate, transactional and regulatory issues for the nation's first private undersea fiber optic cable company. Professor Frieden holds a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania (1977) and a J.D. from the University of Virginia (1980).

 

 

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Did a 3 second voice over for a National Geographic cable program.
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  • University of Pennsylvania B.A. 1977
    telecommunications policy and economics, 1973 - 1977
  • University of Virginia J.D. 1980
    Law, 1977 - 1980
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