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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…

The Digital Opportunity: Democratizing Trade for the 99 Percent

Trade critics often charge that proposed trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) essentially serve the one percent—while harming virtually everyone else. But new…

Tech Opportunity for Minorities and Women: A Good News, Bad News Story

Can tech jobs be a source of economic opportunity and upward mobility for an increasingly diverse American population? Yes—consider two key facts about the labor…

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Forbes: Does The Tumble In Broadband Investment Spell Doom For The FCC’s Open Internet Order?

They said it wouldn’t happen. They offered assurances from three Wall Street analysts, who insisted that Internet service providers (ISPs) would continue to invest at…

Forbes: Don’t Tax Broadband In Order To Subsidize It

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed amending its low-income “Lifeline” program—which provides a $9.25 per month credit for consumers of voice services—to permit recipients…

WSJ: Beyond the Internet, Innovation Struggles

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel’s recent work on measuring innovation was featured in the Wall Street Journal: In a new study, Michael Mandel of…

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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…

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Jun
17
The Tech Jobs Boom and Diversity: A Good News, Bad News Story
Progressive Policy Institute Conference Center, Washington DC
Nov
20
The Great Net Neutrality Debate: Should the FCC Ban Paid Prioritization?
2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC
Oct
14
Carew and Singer to speak on Net Neutrality Panel
Rayburn House Office Building B-369, Washington DC
Oct
2
Singer to Speak at FCC event
The FCC Commission Meeting Room, Washington District of Columbia
Apr
15
Mandel to Speak at National Urban League Event
121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC
Mar
13
New Principles for a Progressive Broadband Policy
The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, Chinese Ballroom, Washington DC
Jan
29
The Open Internet: Where Do We Go From Here?
Sofitel Hotel Paris Ballroom, Washington, DC
Dec
10
Singer to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253, Washington DC