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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."

November 21, 2017

Giovanetti Commends FCC Initiative Rolling Back Title II


"We’re thankful that this mistake is soon to be overturned," said Tom Giovanetti.

November 20, 2017

DOJ Suing to Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

In the first big merger review under the Trump Administration, the Justice Department has filed suit to block AT&T's $85 billion bid for Time Warner and its valuable programming assets.

November 20, 2017

Giovanetti: Trump DoJ Attempt to Block AT&T Merger "Disappointing," "Ominous"


IPI president Tom Giovanetti says it’s more than disappointing that the Trump administration has decided to attempt to block the AT&T-TimeWarner merger, which had been considered non-controversial by antitrust observers of all political persuasions.

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

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. 

September 5, 2017

The Week Ahead: House Tackles Spectrum Repack As Net Neutrality Hearing Nixed

The Institute for Policy Innovation, a think tank based in Texas, is bringing the FCC chairman outside the Beltway to Dallas to talk about net neutrality and the commission's current proceeding aimed at overturning the Open Internet Order of 2015.

September 5, 2017

Thursday: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Keynotes IPI Lunch in Irving After Touring Harvey Devastation


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver remarks on Thursday at an IPI lunch in Irving on “preserving a free, open and innovative Internet.”  This appearance follows the chairman’s trip to Harvey-impacted areas in south Texas, inspecting damage caused by the hurricane and monitoring the progress of communications infrastructure restoration.

September 1, 2017

Pai to Visit Texas In Wake of Harvey Damage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is planning to inspect Hurricane Harvey damage in Texas starting on Sept. 5, wrapped into a visit to the state that he already had planned for early September. He also is scheduled to speak on net neutrality at an event on Sept. 7 in Irving, Texas, hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation.

July 26, 2017

ECPA Modernization Critical for Protecting Fourth Amendment Rights

IPI commends Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, for introducing the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, which fixes a glaring hole in the Fourth Amendment privacy protections Americans should enjoy on their electronic data.

 

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