Reports have tagged ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt as the source of funding that allowed the White House Office of Science and Technology to add staff above what Congress allowed. Several may have still been on Schmidt’s payroll, Politico reported, while also working inside the White House. That’s at least questionable. It may be illegal.
What is Schmidt’s game? He wants to nationalize 5G wireless – on the theory that the way to compete with China is to be like China. That’s madness, because it was private competition among carriers that made the U.S. the champs of 4G and the idea that our government could somehow run a monopoly wholesale wireless network with better results that private competitors flies in the face of all available evidence.
Just what we need, a Postal Service running 5G internet connections.