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New America Foundation and Consumers Union Discuss Wireless Interoperability

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WASHINGTON April 18, 2011 – The New America Foundation, in cooperation with the Consumers Union, gathered representatives from the leading wireless services providers and consumers groups on Wednesday to discuss how requiring mobile broadband service providers to interoperate would affect consumer choice and pricing.

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Uncertainty Over Net Neutrality Makes it the ‘Black Hole’ of Telecom Policy

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WASHINGTON, September 22, 2010 – on Wednesday released the video, for free, of the first Broadband Breakfast Club event of the monthly event foum’s third season, on the issue of net neutrality and broadband regulation.

The panelists at the event, “Title I, Title II: How Should Broadband Be Classified?” included a medley of almost all conceivable views about broadband regulation.

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Hands On or Hands Off? Future of Broadband Regulation at Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, September 20, 2010 – The Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, September 21, will feature a discussion about the future of broadband, and how it is regulated. Among the panelists who will face off at the event, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, are officials from Public Knowledge, the Phoenix Center, Georgetown University and the Computer and Communications Industry Association.

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Phoenix Center Urges Broadband Rankings to Include Demand-Side Data

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2009 – The Phoenix Center on Wednesday released a report today that aims to further debunk the frequently-cited Organization for Economic Cooperation Development’s report ranking the United States at 15 in broadband penetration among OECD members.

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Convergence, Innovation Push Boundaries of Network Neutrality Debate, Experts Agree

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2009 – Representatives of network operators, internet companies and consumer advocates said they are prepared for a network neutrality policy to emerge from the Obama administration, but during a panel at Pike and Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit they remained very much divided over the best approach to solving problems of network management while protecting consumers.

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In the Coming Battle over Net Neutrality, Bell Companies Prefer the FCC to the FTC

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August 11 – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is preparing to launch a new telecom and technology agency, in which he’s pushing for the Federal Trade Commission — and not the Federal Communications Commission — to be the key internet enforcement agency.

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OECD Broadband Ranking System Needs Restructuring, Says Think Tank

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WASHINGTON, July 29 – Basing telecommunications policy around the faulty ranking system of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development would lead to an “ill-defined national broadband strategy,” officials from the Phoenix Center think tank said Monday.

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