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December 11, 2014

Adelson's RAWA Failed to Make it to Lame Duck Session despite Republican Majority Win

Contrary to expectations held by the Adelson group, the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) and even those who believed that crony capitalism will prevail, Congress decided not to include RAWA in the remaining days of the lame duck session.

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 20, 2014

Ending the Cycle of Casino Cronyism

IPI experts share concern that the Restoration of America’s Wire Act, which would effectively kill online gambling across the states where it’s legal, would allow the federal government to take a heavy hand in regulating the Internet, opening the door for increased Internet regulation in the future.

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

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 4, 2014

Sales Tax Plan the Death of Many Online Shops?


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Bartlett Cleland calls it "The horribly Ill-Named Marketplace Fairness Act."

 

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