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September 15, 2015

Hearing Tomorrow: Urgent For Congress to Secure Americans' Rights Through ECPA Reform


At long last, the Senate Judiciary Committee will finally hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss reforming the outdated 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, an urgent and necessary step to uphold Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights guarding against warrantless search and seizure of electronic data.

September 4, 2015

The Laws of Economics Mock the FCC


The FCC's net neutrality regulatory order has resulted in a massive hit to U.S. economic investment, and there is every reason to expect it to continue, writes IPI president Tom Giovanetti in RealClearMarkets. It's yet another self-inflicted wound on our economy through poor policy decisions.

April 23, 2015

A Down-Payment On Americans' Electronic Privacy


Updating ECPA for the Internet Age would allow Congress to show that it is sensitive to Americans’ privacy concerns and to reaffirm our Fourth Amendment protections. 

March 30, 2015

Extended Yet Again: The Debate Over State Taxation of Internet Access Will Be One for the 114th Congress

At the end of the 113th Congress, lawmakers kicked the proverbial can down the road when they left the issue of taxing internet access to the 114th Congress.  Will 2015 be the year something changes?

February 28, 2015

Time for Congress To Gut The FCC


The FCC has forsaken its mandate to be both expert and independent, Congress now has every reason to gut the FCC and radically downsize its regulatory scope and authority.

February 25, 2015

Let Us Talk of Many (Internet of) Things


Regulating before we even understand if regulations are needed, what ends regulations might serve, what the challenges might be, or even a useful definition of what would be regulated  would be foolish at best, and likely to impede innovation.

January 27, 2015

How To Fix The Internet


Now the Obama administration is turning its attention to one of our few remaining problems: solving the puzzle of why the Internet has been such a massive disappointment.

November 17, 2014

Cruz Warns Again of Marketplace Fairness Act's Lame Duck Passage


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Congress shouldn't try to combine the MFA with the Internet Tax Fairness Act, which would ban Internet access taxes, said IPI's Bartlett Cleland. If that happens, the "recent protests in Hungary opposing similar attempts will look mild compared to the anger of an electorate full of online consumers that deserves much better," he said.

November 3, 2014

Branstad, Cuomo Broadband Proposals Highlight Deployment's Growth as Gubernatorial Campaign Issue


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Cleland said it's "remarkable" that broadband deployment has become a campaign-worthy issue for Branstad, Cuomo and others. "It's exciting because these technology issues are finally getting some of the attention that they deserve."

October 9, 2014

Seattle Exploring Muni Broadband, Other Options After Gigabit Squared Partnership's End


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

Bartlett Cleland said Seattle should be cautious about pursuing municipal broadband given a "highly suspect" track history for such projects.

 

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