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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…

No Guarantees When It Comes to Telecom Fees

To rebut our estimate of new annual state and local taxes and fees caused by reclassification, Free Press offers two claims: (1) that all of…

Regulating the Open Internet: A Letter to Pro-growth Progressives

To Whom It May Concern: As Democrats who care about the dual priorities of protecting broadband consumers and stimulating broadband investment, we are gravely concerned…

A Better Path Forward on Open Internet

This morning, President Obama spoke out urging the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to regulate broadband Internet as as a utility. In a September policy brief,…

PPI’s Hal Singer Joins FCC Open Internet Roundtable; Argues For Case-by-Case Adjudication

WASHINGTON—Progressive Policy Institute Senior Fellow and Economist Hal Singer today served as a panelist for an Open Internet roundtable discussion hosted by the Federal Communications…

Most of Europe is behind in the data race

This table updates Tables 1 and 2 in “Bridging the Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Create Jobs,” April 2014. The updated…

The Data-Driven Economy and the FDA

The shift to data-driven growth is the single most important reason why the U.S. economy is far outperforming the European economy these days. Online sales…