Had fun today at the Federal Communications Bar Association wireless section lunch debating Tom Lenard from Progress and Freedom Foundation. For those of you who follow progressive politics, PFF is often listed as one of the evil conservative think tanks with influence in DC because of the boat loads of corporate mney they get. While I personally see nothing evil in folks exercising their First Amendment rights, and I like the guys I know from P&FF, I loooooves kicking butt at public debates.
Topic was municipal wifi networks, but was really all forms of municipal broadband. My chief problem with P&FF is that they are essentially making an ideological argument (government should not use public funds to provide services that could be provided by private sector actors) as an economic argument.