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Three Ways The FCC’s Open Internet Order Will Harm Innovation

The Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 Open Internet order threatens innovation in three distinct ways. First, by barring paid priority arrangements, the order undermines innovation in…

Copyright in the Digital Age: Key Economic Issues

The bounds of traditional copyright are being stretched and broken by technological change. The ease of digital copying, combined with new forms of creativity and…

Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband

Self-styled consumer advocates are pressuring federal regulators to “reclassify” access to the Internet as a public utility. If they get their way, U.S. consumers will…

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Wall Street Journal: Broadband Investment is Falling

PPI Senior Fellow Hal Singer’s analysis on the impact of the FCC’s net neutrality ruling was cited in the Wall Street Journal: Before Obamanet went…

The Sacramento Bee: Science, not politics, should drive California regs on BPA

As the presidential campaign season gets underway, it reminds us how much we loath the politics of fear mongering. Half-truths and half-baked policy proposals have…

Carew for Republic 3.0: The Case for a Data-Driven FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is fast finding itself at the center of the debate over healthcare regulation in the 21st century. At issue:…

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Agenda 2016: Reviving U.S. Economic Growth

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) teamed up with Columbia University’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy to co-host a compelling symposium…

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,…

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Innovation in a Rules-Bound World: How Regulatory Improvement Can Spur Growth
The Reserve Officer Association Building, Washington DC
The Great Net Neutrality Debate: Should the FCC Ban Paid Prioritization?
2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC
New Principles for a Progressive Broadband Policy
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Chinese Ballroom, Washington DC
The Open Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?
Sofitel Hotel Paris Ballroom, Washington, DC
Carew to Speak on Regulation Policy at Hill Briefing
Hart Senate Office Building, Washington
Capitol Hill Briefing: A New Broadband Policy for Progressives
Russell Senate Office Building Room 253, Washington DC