Critics at Digital Policy Institute Say Net Neutrality Is a Solution In Search of a Problem
July 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 – As the Federal Communications Commission received more than a million comments on the agency’s push for net neutrality regulations governing the conduct of broadband providers, critics argued on July 15 that net neutrality is a counter-intuitive solution in search of a problem. Moreover, these critics said, “common carriage” regulation under […]
Mercatus Gathers Experts to Debate Mobile Competition
May 19th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 – The Mercatus Center, a market orientated research center located at George Mason University, gathered key industry insiders to discuss how the Federal Communications Commission analyzes market competition in the wireless industry on Wednesday.
“The FCC needs to look beyond just the numbers to determine if competition is actually occurring,” said Thomas Hazlett, professor of law & economics at George Mason University School of Law. “The Commission should take into account the analysis conducted by Wall Street to see how the financial market views the mobile market.”
Economists Say Network Neutrality Regulation Would Harm Consumers
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality
April 12th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2010 – A group of well-known economists has determined that the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed network neutrality regulations would harm consumer welfare.
Former FCC Commissioner Glen Robinson Presents ‘Big Ideas About Information’ at GMU
Broadband Calendar, Broadband Updates, Wireless
February 13th, 2010
The Information Economy Project of George Mason University School of Law will be hosting a Big Ideas About Information Lecture by University of Virginia law professor Glen Robinson on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 4 p.m. in Room 120 of Hazel Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.
Broadband Breakfast Club Environmental Session Prompts Debate Over Systems Reliability
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid
November 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 11, 2009 – The creation of a “smart grid” for electricity conservation may lead to parallel telecommunications networks by both utilities and traditional telephone communications providers; whether or not this was a positive development was debated at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday.
The “smart grid” enables communications about electric transmissions over that electric infrastructure. Broadband, or high-speed internet access, has traditionally occurred over telephone, cable or wireless networks.
BroadbandCensus.com People Column: Nicole Silverman Joins Qorvis
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
November 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The corporate communications firm Qorvis has brought Nicole Silverman on board to work on technology and telecom policy issues and reputation management for foreign governments. Silverman, whose title will be director, was most recently an account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice where she oversaw the development and implementation of international public affairs programs for Fortune 500 companies, foundations and trade associations. At Waggener Edstrom, Silverman developed an expertise in telecom policy.
Telecommunications Policy Research Conference Opens Today at George Mason Law School
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan
September 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 25, 2009 – The annual Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, a must-attend event for academics focused on broadband-related topics, begins at Friday at 2 p.m. ET at Geoge Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Va. It is likely to be particularly noteworthy this year.
American Broadband Market Works, Economists Say
June 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 – Reports of the death of American broadband have been greatly exaggerated, said a group of economists Friday at a panel on broadband market competition sponsored by the Progress and Freedom Foundation.
Industry and Consumers Clash at FCC Over Cell Phone Fees
June 13th, 2008
June 12 – Industry and consumer groups butted heads at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday over early termination fees, or charges imposed on the customers of communications services prior to the expiration of their contract.