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May 16, 2018

Giovanetti: Senate Vote Reimposing Title II 'Political Theater' by Democrats, 'Inexplicable' by Republicans


Any notion that the Senate is the more deliberate and prudent of the two bodies of Congress should be discarded after today’s vote to misuse the Congressional Review Act to re-impose 1930s-era federal regulations on internet providers. 

May 7, 2018

Democrats Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet


The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt by Democrats to misuse the Congressional Review Act  to re-impose Title II regulations on internet service providers (ISPs).  And while this divisive, grandstanding approach will likely fail and even backfire, the ploy shows proponents’ determination to put the federal government back in charge of micromanaging the Internet.

April 9, 2018

The Granite State Goes All In Against Internet Sales Taxes

New Hampshire politicians from the State House to the US Senate have lined up against the expansion of internet sales taxes ahead of a Supreme Court hearing later this month that could end the current sales-tax status quo.

March 21, 2018

Congress Should Not Give Facebook A Free Pass On Net Neutrality


Recent experience suggests that it is non-ISPs like Twitter and Facebook that are the real threat to openness.

March 12, 2018

A Time to Choose On Net Neutrality


Democrats in Congress are working feverishly to restore the Obama rules by abusing a device called the “Congressional Review Act.”

December 14, 2017

IPI Applauds FCC Vote Overturning Title II Internet Regulations


IPI commends the FCC for voting today to overturn the Obama administration’s ill-conceived 2015 reclassification of broadband networks as telephone service until Title II.

November 28, 2017

Legal Challenge to 'Internet Freedom' Draft Faces Steep Uphill Battle, Pai Backers Say

The Institute for Policy Innovation said "threats against the homes and children of federal officials implementing policy are far out-of-bounds and should be condemned." 

November 27, 2017

IPI Condemns Threats, Racist Comments Against FCC Chairman Pai


"IPI condemns in the strongest terms the appalling attacks against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family that have taken place since his announced policy of returning Internet regulation to the successful framework implemented by the Clinton administration in 1997," said IPI president Tom Giovanetti.

November 22, 2017

FCC: Stand Strong and Implement Sound Internet Policy


The Federal Communications Commission just released its plan to restore internet freedom, which will bring back the historical light-touch framework that for twenty years instilled regulatory certainty and propelled over a trillion dollars in investments in better broadband services for consumers.

November 21, 2017

DOJ Suing to Stop Time Warner, Citing Lack of Pay-TV Competition


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The Institute for Policy Innovation in a statement said the transaction "had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions." It said opponents of the deal likely don't have a markets or competitive basis and opposition instead is based on President Donald Trump's antipathy for CNN, with Justice "using the heavy hand of government to persecute those it doesn't like." If that's what's driving DOJ, it said, that would be "an ominous turn in the Trump administration."

 

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