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November 28, 2017

Legal Challenge to 'Internet Freedom' Draft Faces Steep Uphill Battle, Pai Backers Say

The Institute for Policy Innovation said "threats against the homes and children of federal officials implementing policy are far out-of-bounds and should be condemned." 

November 27, 2017

IPI Condemns Threats, Racist Comments Against FCC Chairman Pai


"IPI condemns in the strongest terms the appalling attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family that have taken place since his announced policy of returning Internet regulation to the successful framework implemented by the Clinton administration in 1997," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

November 22, 2017

FCC: Stand Strong and Implement Sound Internet Policy


The Federal Communications Commission just released its plan to restore internet freedom, which will bring back the historical light-touch framework that for twenty years instilled regulatory certainty and propelled over a trillion dollars in investments in better broadband services for consumers.

November 21, 2017

DOJ Suing to Stop Time Warner, Citing Lack of Pay-TV Competition


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The Institute for Policy Innovation in a statement said the transaction "had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions." It said opponents of the deal likely don't have a markets or competitive basis and opposition instead is based on President Donald Trump's antipathy for CNN, with Justice "using the heavy hand of government to persecute those it doesn't like." If that's what's driving DOJ, it said, that would be "an ominous turn in the Trump administration."

November 21, 2017

Giovanetti Commends FCC Initiative Rolling Back Title II


"We’re thankful that this mistake is soon to be overturned," said Tom Giovanetti.

November 20, 2017

DOJ Suing to Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

In the first big merger review under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department has filed suit to block AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner and its valuable programming assets.

November 20, 2017

Giovanetti: Trump DoJ Attempt to Block AT&T Merger "Disappointing," "Ominous"


IPI president Tom Giovanetti says it’s more than disappointing that the Trump administration has decided to attempt to block the AT&T-TimeWarner merger, which had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions.

October 11, 2017

HPU Sumners Scholars Attend Lecture by FCC Chairman

Students from Howard Payne University's Guy D. Newman Honors Academy recently attended a public policy lecture through the Institute for Policy Innovation. Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, spoke on the topic "Preserving a Free, Open and Innovative Internet."

September 8, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tells Irving Crowd Rules Will Be Cut to Help Spread of High-Speed Internet

Pai spoke at an event hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, an Irving think tank that advocates less government regulation and public policy driven by the free market. It drew an audience of tech executives, students and even AT&T's chief executive Randall Stephenson. 

September 5, 2017

The Week Ahead: House Tackles Spectrum Repack As Net Neutrality Hearing Nixed

The Institute for Policy Innovation, a think tank based in Texas, is bringing the FCC chairman outside the Beltway to Dallas to talk about net neutrality and the commission's current proceeding aimed at overturning the Open Internet Order of 2015.

 

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