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Press Release: PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2016 Contact: Cody Tucker, 202-775-0106 or ctucker@ppionline.org A Progressive Alternative to Populism PPI Unveils New Blueprint for Shared Prosperity WASHINGTON—The…

PRESS RELEASE: New PPI Report Links Future U.S. Productivity to Mobile Broadband Availability

Study finds that Next-Generation Wireless Networks Could Add Nearly $3 Trillion to U.S. GDP by 2030; Increase Economic Output by 11 Percent WASHINGTON—A new policy…

PRESS RELEASE — PPI President: Law Enforcement Has Not Met Burden of Proof on Encryption

WASHINGTON—PPI President Will Marshall today released the following statement after a U.S. federal magistrate ordered Apple to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock the…

Does the FCC’s Open Internet Order Survive a Cost-Benefit Test? These 13 Economists Don’t Think So.

Yesterday, a stellar constellation of regulatory economists—including three economists affiliated with the Progressive Policy Institute—submitted an amicus brief to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,…

Mandel: Eliminating an Obsolete Regulation at the FCC (Updated)

Update (6/11/15): PPI applauds the FCC’s adoption of the “effective competition” order on June 2 (explained below). This order acknowledges the reality that on most cable systems,…

Don’t Ban Zero-Rating in India

Zero-rating – a practice where mobile operators provide select Internet content for free – is coming under heavy fire in India. Indeed the Indian government…

PPI Returns from 2015 Digital Trade Mission to Europe

Dear Friend, We’re just back from Europe, where last week PPI led a bipartisan delegation of Congressional staff on a four-day swing through three capitals:…

Ehrlich: The Wrong Way to Enact The Wrong Policy — The FCC’s No Good, Very Bad Day

“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” said Federal Communications Commission…

Obama’s Muni Broadband Initiative: Bad Economics, Bad Politics

Here are some staggering statistics: Since 2006, state and local real investment in highways and streets has fallen by 22%.  Their spending on sewer systems,…

What to Make of a CFO’s Musings on Regulatory Hypotheticals?

In recent days, the net neutrality crowd has seized on select, abbreviated versions of comments by certain executives of Internet service providers (ISPs) as evidence…