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Sep 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

Phoenix Center: Title II Reclassification Will Force Broadband Service Providers to Charge Edge Providers for Terminating Access

As the Federal Communications Commission works its way through formulating a new set of legally-sustainable "Open Internet" rules, the agency is...

Jun 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

Free Market Giants Agree that Copyright is Consistent With Laissez-Faire Capitalism

In an effort to sway "conservative" lawmakers to weaken copyright enforcement, several critics of copyright charge that current law confers a...

Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Phoenix Center: Federal Communications Commission Has Ample Authority to Oversee Broadband Service Providers Under Current State of the Law

When the Internet was in its nascency, the Federal Communications Commission rejected calls to impose traditional "common carrier" regulation...

Jun 02, 2014, 10:32 ET

Phoenix Center: New Study Shows Failure to Renew Internet Tax Freedom Act Will Set the United States Back Many Years in Broadband Adoption Growth

In 1998, Congress passed the Internet Tax Freedom Act ("ITFA"), which imposed a three-year moratorium on the imposition of (new) state and local...

Apr 22, 2014, 11:28 ET

Evidence From New Study Counters Claim That Bidder Exclusion Rules Will Increase Spectrum Auction Revenues

As the Federal Communications Commission begins to formalize rules for the upcoming voluntary incentive auctions for broadcast spectrum, questions...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:44 ET
Mar 13, 2014, 10:00 ET

Phoenix Center Refutes Study Claiming that File Sharing Does Not Reduce Creation of New Music

There are a growing number of studies which challenge the traditional and constitutional view of Copyright by arguing that piracy (an infringement...

Jan 27, 2014, 10:30 ET

Phoenix Center Demonstrates that Municipal Broadband Systems do not Offer Lower Prices than Private Sector Counterparts

Both New America Foundation's and Consumer Federation of America's Claims that Municipal Providers Offer Lower Prices than do Commercial Providers...

Dec 02, 2013, 10:00 ET

New Phoenix Center Study Finds that Government Should Transfer Management of Spectrum to the Private Sector

Any Proposal Which Contemplates Leasing of Government-Managed Spectrum May Be Presumed to Include "too little" Auctioning of Exclusive Licenses...

Jul 18, 2013, 10:10 ET

Phoenix Center Finds T-Mobile Critique Uncompelling

T-Mobile Expert Witness, Like the Department of Justice, Refuses to Define "Foreclosure Value" Pursuant to the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job...

Jun 26, 2013, 10:35 ET

New Phoenix Center Study Finds that U.S. Unbundling Paradigm Collapsed Under Weight of Technological Advances and Unrealistic Economic Expectations

 The unbundling paradigm contained in the 1996 Telecommunications Act was one of the most ambitious regulatory experiments in American history....

Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 ET

Phoenix Center Finds That Excluding Bidders Will Reduce Revenues From Upcoming FCC Voluntary Incentive Spectrum Auctions

 In a new study released today entitled Will Bidder Exclusions Increase Auction Revenue? A Review of the Arguments, Phoenix Center Chief...

Jun 07, 2013, 10:30 ET

Phoenix Center's Expanded Analysis Again Shows Internet Use Cuts Depression Among Senior Citizens

 In a new study released today entitled Revisiting Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly, the Phoenix Center again finds that spending...

May 13, 2013, 10:30 ET

Phoenix Center Finds Severe Legal and Economic Defects in DOJ's Attempt to Design Structure of the U.S. Mobile Wireless Market

 Last year, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which directed the Federal Communications Commission to...

Feb 25, 2013, 10:15 ET

New Phoenix Center Analysis Shows Fear about Deregulated Wire Center Tests for IP-Transition Unwarranted

Phoenix Center Legal and Economic Analysis Demonstrates that Regulatory Oversight of Trials Create Precedent for "Best Practices"  Last...

Sep 19, 2012, 11:15 ET

New Phoenix Center Study Demonstrates Aggressive Regulatory Agenda in U.S. Threatens Broadband Infrastructure Investment

Phoenix Center Finds that if the Government is Serious about Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Investment, then it Needs to Stop Sending the Wrong...

Aug 13, 2012, 11:51 ET

New Phoenix Center Analysis Finds that FCC "Rigged the Game" to Regulate Broadband Under Section 706

New Perspective Demonstrates that Even FCC's Own Financial Analysis Admits that "Universal Ubiquity" is Financially Unreasonable Over the...

May 23, 2012, 10:00 ET

New Phoenix Center Analysis Finds that Regulatory Oversight of Usage-Based Pricing is Unlikely to Improve Societal Well-Being

New Perspective Shows that Prohibitions Against Usage-Based Pricing Forces Consumers to Pay for Services they Do Not Use In a new...

Mar 19, 2012, 10:37 ET

New Phoenix Center Study Demonstrates the Need for an Effective Policy to Curb On-Line Intellectual Property Theft

Paper Shows that On-Line IP Theft is Not Harmless and Reduces Social Welfare  Several opponents to strengthened protection against...

Feb 07, 2012, 10:00 ET

New Phoenix Center Study Demonstrates that When Spectrum Exhaust is Factored into Standard Competition Analysis, Consumers May be Better Off with Fewer Firms

Paper Shows that Congress is Correct to Prohibit FCC from Excluding Bidders in any Voluntary Incentive Auction for Broadcast Spectrum In a...