What happened with Huawei at the G20?

What happened with Huawei at the G20?

Nobody quite knows, but the important thing is Trump reversed his policy. While they can now buy from American suppliers. We don't know why the decision was made but I actually think it's the right decision so let's go with it.

Why is the US building 5G on high-frequency instead of mid-band Spectrum?

Well that's the only spectrum the FCC has made available. It's made available high-band spectrum which can carry lots of information, but can't travel very far. What the FCC needs to do is make available mid-band spectrum, which is what the rest of the world is doing. That will certainly help rural communities and probably all of us.

What is Digital Rights Management?

It is the right to have control of the information you load onto your devices. There's a problem, which we recently saw with Microsoft e-book readers, where if you download a digital book but then the company discontinued the reader you can lose the book. You wouldn't lose a physical book. So a little bit of a controversy this week.

The Rant

Last thing: antitrust. It is so important that we get this right. The tech industry is one of the most important parts of the American economy. Antitrust could either cripple it or help it. So let's do this correctly.

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