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November 3, 2017

Trump Twitter Takedown Brings More Grief for Silicon Valley


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

“Conservatives watch as almost every week accounts are punished for tweets that may be controversial but are not threatening, and we can tell this is happening because we have run afoul of a single employee’s discretion,” said Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, a free-market think tank, calling Thursday's incident significant.

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

Excess Regulation the Enemy of Broadband and 5G, Pai Says

The FCC needs to cut unnecessary regulation, starting with parts of the 2015 net neutrality rules, to spur the growth of broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Irving, Texas. 

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. 

March 2, 2017

Privacy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If Congress passes the Email Privacy Act and sends it to President Donald Trump, it could be an "quick, easy bipartisan victory" for taxpayers and get the new administration and lawmakers off to a "positive" start, said IPI President Tom Giovanetti in an opinion piece in TechCrunch Wednesday.

February 10, 2017

H-1B Visa 'Impasse' Should Be 'Easiest' Immigration Problem to Fix, Says IPI Chief


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The H-1B visa "impasse" should be the "easiest" of all the "controversial elements" of proposed immigration reform for Congress to fix, said Tom Giovanetti in a Thursday blog post.

February 6, 2017

Email Privacy Act Could Pass As Early As Monday


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

IPI president Tom Giovanetti in a statement called it a "slam dunk" for President Donald Trump and Congress. "This legislation has nothing to do with preventing or prosecuting terrorism, but rather simply corrects lack of foresight in legislation passed 30 years ago, long before digital data became such a pervasive part of normal life," he said.

July 20, 2016

GOP Platform Keeps to Well-Trodden Policy Grounds, Observers Say


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

"No one has any idea what the Trump campaign's positions are on communications policy," Giovanetti told us. "There's no evidence at this point that there is anything approaching a policy process on the Trump campaign -- which is part of why I thought the platform was more important in this peculiar year."

July 19, 2016

Hill Telecom Leaders Tout Trump Candidacy During GOP Convention

"We salute the Congressional Republicans who have legislatively impeded [Obama's] plans to turn over the Information Freedom Highway to regulators and tyrants," the platform said. It included language similar to what IPI recommended last week: "We will consistently support internet policies that allow people and private enterprise to thrive, without providing new and expanded government powers to tax and regulate so that the internet does not become the vehicle for a dramatic expansion of government power."

July 12, 2016

GOP Draft Platform Blasts Obama for Putting 'Survival' of Internet at Risk


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Institute for Policy Innovation President Tom Giovanetti tweeted that the 2016 draft GOP platform's language on "protecting Internet from taxation and regulation is INADEQUATE" and proposed language that IPI would prefer.

 

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