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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.

October 6, 2014

Domain Names

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

There is "every reason to believe" that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions "will be consumed" by the ITU, said IPI's Bartlett Cleland.

September 17, 2014

Chattanooga Plays Part in FCC's Desire to Trump State Law on Government Internet

"Its tendency to overreach its authority has been magnified by the Obama administration’s general contempt for limits on federal authority,” according to the Institute for Policy Innovation. “So we can most likely expect the FCC to once again divert time and effort to a quixotic and almost certainly futile legal battle.

September 15, 2014

Crony Capitalism or Just Big Government Growing More Government?

The rent seekers have come running.

September 15, 2014

Muni Broadband Debate Focuses on Section 706 Authority

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland, Tom Giovanetti

IPI comments opposed both petitions because a state has a constitutional right to use its prerogative as a state to restrict municipal broadband.

September 10, 2014

Muni Broadband Pre-emption More Partisan at Federal Than State Level

IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

North Carolina and Tennessee are most likely to be the states where petitions could become a campaign issue because their laws are under FCC scrutiny, but there's not evidence it's a significant issue in state campaigns, said Bartlett Cleland.

September 5, 2014


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

IPI President Tom Giovanetti urged the FCC to reject the municipal broadband petitions filed by the Electric Power Board in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the city of Wilson, North Carolina.

September 4, 2014

IPI Urges FCC to Stay Within Its Bounds, Let Private Sector Work

The FCC should stay within its bounds and let the private sector work, said IPI in comments recently filed regarding the Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger review, and additionally in regard to two U.S. cities calling upon the FCC to overturn state laws regulating municipal broadband networks.


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