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March 12, 2014

Keep the Web Free of New Taxes and Regulations


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett D. Cleland

Governments at the state, federal and global levels must recognize a decentralized and self-governed Internet is the best way to encourage more innovation and opportunity on the Web.

February 7, 2014

Internet


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The FCC and Chairman Tom Wheeler need to do nothing immediately in the wake of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's Jan. 14 decision rejecting the agency's 2010 net neutrality rules, said IPI's Tom Giovanetti

November 21, 2013

Taxpayers Foot The Bill For Study Supporting New Internet Sales Taxes

In addition to the new paper, the SBA Office of Advocacy has begun a social media campaign to promote both the paper and Internet sales taxes. IPI even found a list of suggested Twitter tweets that the Office of Advocacy wrote for supporters to use to promote the flawed report.

November 21, 2013

Abbott's Privacy Rights Proposals Draw Attention


IPI expert referenced: Bartlett Cleland

Attorney General Greg Abbott is pushing for more stringent privacy laws, looking to give Texans more control over personal information like DNA details. IPI's Bartlett Cleland said Abbott's proposals would help reduce the government’s power over personal information but disagreed with the method, saying an opt-in system would be the better option.

October 30, 2013

Bipartisan House Bill Attempts To Limit FDA's HIT Oversight

A bipartisan House bill introduced Oct. 22 aims to clarify FDA's authority over health information technology. Joel White of Health IT Now praised the bill during an IPI event, saying it created a "bright line" that made it clear that apps like health information technology management tools were beyond FDA's purview.

October 28, 2013

Comcast exec: Cable operators may deploy 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots

It is no secret that U.S. cable TV operators are  jumping into Wi-Fi big time, and one industry executive is forecasting they could collectively deploy and run half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future. The prediction came from David Don, Comcast's executive director-regulatory and public affairs, at the IPI Communications Summit.

October 25, 2013

500,000 WiFi Sites on Cable's Agenda

Cable operators collectively could run at least 500,000 WiFi hotspots nationwide in the very near future, according to David Don, Comcast’s executive director-regulatory and public affairs at the fifth annual Institute for Policy Innovation Communications (IPI) Summit  in Washington.

October 24, 2013

Industry Seeks Certainty on Spectrum Auction Plans from Incoming FCC Chairman

Obama's nominee for FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler, should provide industry participants with greater certainty as to how the commission will structure its upcoming spectrum incentive auction, lawyers representing carriers and broadcasters said at an event hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

October 23, 2013

IPI panel highlights bipartisan support for wireless service tax reform

Online sales tax reform may get all the attention, but there is another complex network of Internet-centric taxes that backers of reform say should be re-examined as well.

October 23, 2013

Speakers: Restrictions on Verizon, AT&T Would Complicate Incentive Auction

The FCC’s imposition of bidding restrictions on Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Inc., in its incentive auction would further complicate what is expected to already be the world’s most complex spectrum sale, several speakers said today at the Institute for Policy Innovation’s annual Communications Summit in Washington.

 

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