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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.

July 15, 2014

Free-Market Advocates Say FCC's Proposed Internet Regulations Are Unneeded, Harmful to Broadband Deployment Goals

Fourteen groups representing free-market advocates opposed to Internet regulation, filed comments with the FCC, calling on the Commission to delay any effort to issue "Network Neutrality" regulations until Congress has provided the agency clear authority to do so. 

June 27, 2014

Apple-Samsung Wars Are Hurting Innovation

By directing its energies toward tying up its competitors' time and resources in endless court battles, Apple mires the industry in litigious quicksand, diverts resources from innovation, and deprives consumers of new products and services.

June 10, 2014

State Telecom Activities

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed HB-2453 into law Friday, letting Chicago increase its monthly 911 charges on wireline, wireless and prepaid cellphones.  The measure, which took effect immediately, has come under attack from free-market groups like the Institute for Policy Innovation, which said the increase could produce more than 911 needs and be used for other purposes like bolstering the city's pension fund.


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