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Feb 16, 2016, 10:00 ET New Phoenix Center Study Refutes Claim That Singapore's Expanded "Fair Use" Copyright Policy Led To Economic Gains

 As a consequence of digitization and the diffusion of the Internet, nations across the globe are taking a fresh look at their respective...


Oct 28, 2014, 10:00 ET Phoenix Center Finds Movie Piracy Remains A Serious Problem

Pirated copies of virtually every movie are available on torrent sites sometimes within days, if not hours, of their theatrical release. In a few...


Oct 14, 2014, 10:00 ET Phoenix Center: New Study Shows That Increased Politicization of FCC Decision Making Will Reduce Broadband Investment

Under Section 706 of the Communications Act, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is charged with encouraging "the deployment of advanced...


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 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...


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....


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...


Nov 01, 2011, 11:58 ET New Phoenix Center Analysis of Fifty Years of U.S. Economic Data Finds that Government Spending has Zero Effect on Private-Sector Job Creation During Economic Slumps

Policies that Encourage Private-Sector Investment are Key to Recovery In a new study released today entitled: Can Government Spending Get America...


Sep 21, 2011, 12:59 ET New Study Shows that the Proliferation of Internet Devices and Applications is Driving Increased Price Competition

The evidence on price competition calls into question the causal relationship between industry concentration and pricing for broadband In a new...


Aug 18, 2011, 17:26 ET Study Shows that the Internet is a Powerful Tool for Helping Americans in Low-Income Households and Rural Communities Search for Jobs

Facilitating Private Investment in Expanded Mobile and Fixed Broadband Coverage Could Improve the Efficiency of Labor Markets Updating two...


Jun 08, 2011, 10:00 ET New Phoenix Center Study Makes the Case to Sunset Regulation of Set-Top Boxes

Analysis Provides Economic, Legal and Evidentiary Arguments to Show How Section 629 has Outlived its Usefulness The Federal Communications...


May 24, 2011, 10:00 ET New Phoenix Center Study Evaluates Plan for Commercial Re-Auction of D Block

Analysis Shows that Re-Auction Would Neither Meet Revenue Expectations nor Cover Cost of Building a Public Safety Network In a new study released...


Apr 13, 2011, 12:17 ET New Phoenix Center Economic Study Shows Direct Relationship Between Government Spending on Regulatory Activity and Economic Growth and Job Recovery

Data Show that Reducing the Size of the Federal Regulatory Bureaucracy by Even Modest Amounts will have Significant Positive Effects on Both GDP...


Apr 22, 2010, 10:00 ET Data Show That Content Providers are Far More Profitable Than Large Broadband Providers

Phoenix Center Demonstrates that Data Belie Arguments that Broadband Service Providers Make "Soaring Profits" The Phoenix Center released today a...


Mar 24, 2010, 10:10 ET FCC's Proposed 'Non-Discrimination' Standard Deliberately Ignores Economic Literature and Communications Law Jurisprudence

Lacking Firm Analytical Footing, FCC's Non-Discrimination Rule Likely to Have Significant Unintended Effects on Consumer Welfare The Federal...


Jan 20, 2010, 10:00 ET Internet Users Stick With Job Searches Longer

Impact is Greater for Broadband Users Whether at Home or at Public Facilities Americans who use the Internet are more likely to continue active...


May 28, 2008, 01:00 ET Phoenix Center Study finds US Adopting Broadband on Par With Most OECD Countries

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by the Phoenix Center shows that the United States is adopting broadband technology...


Apr 16, 2008, 01:00 ET Wireless Open Platform Requirements Impact Business Case for Mobile Services Substantially, Phoenix Center Demonstrates

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Phoenix Center study released today estimates that broad application of the open platform...


Nov 27, 2007, 00:00 ET Boosting Education and Mitigating Income Disparity Can Raise Broadband Adoption, Phoenix Center Says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Economic and demographic factors, especially education and income equality, are the key drivers...


Apr 30, 2007, 01:00 ET Wireless Net Neutrality Proposals Inconsistent with Carterfone and Similar FCC Decisions, New Phoenix Center Bulletin Shows

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the Phoenix Center shows that "wireless network neutrality"...