Phoenix Center Roundtable Features Critics of Net Neutrality Urging Fellow Critics to Make Voices Heard
FCC, Net Neutrality
July 1st, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 – At an informal Phoenix Center roundtable on Tuesday, June 24, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly criticized net neutrality and urged fellow critics to take advantage of the FCC’s open comment period on the topic. Comedians like John Oliver of the Daily Show might have a flare for butchering the facts, […]
New America Foundation and Consumers Union Discuss Wireless Interoperability
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
April 18th, 2011
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.
Hands On or Hands Off? Future of Broadband Regulation at Breakfast Club
Broadband Calendar, FCC, Net Neutrality
September 20th, 2010
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.
FCC Commissioner Attwell Baker Calls For More Efficient Use Of Spectrum
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – A top government official focused on the need to improve the allocation of spectrum for future broadband expansion during a telecommunications conference on Thursday.
“The United States needs a comprehensive approach that expands upon proven flexible, market-oriented policies that facilitate spectrum access, wireless innovation and competition,” said FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker during a
keynote address (PDF) at the Phoenix Center’s Annual Telecom Symposium.
Regulation of Special Access Market Unnessary, Says Phoenix Center
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
October 6th, 2009
The level of competition among special access providers in metropolitan areas has been an issue for a number of years. While some believe that simply allowing these providers to operate in a truly open market the problems would be solved, many others feel that the Federal Communications Commission should increase regulation. A recent paper by the Phoenix Center, “Market Definition and the Economic Effects of Special Access Price Regulation,” supports the deregulatory position.
Phoenix Center Urges Broadband Rankings to Include Demand-Side Data
July 16th, 2009
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.
States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus
November 11th, 2008
November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.
OECD Broadband Ranking System Needs Restructuring, Says Think Tank
July 29th, 2008
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.
U.S. Broadband Better Than Reflected in OECD Study, Says FCC Commissioner
July 14th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 14 – A study about broadband adoption by the Phoenix Center is a better gage of United States deployment than the higher-profile reports of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Republican Federal Communications Commissioner said Monday.