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Regulation

March 21, 2019

Expanding Broadband Access while Preserving Market Competition


Proposed legislation in Georgia would expand broadband access by allowing electric co-ops to enter the broadband market. It also properly includes the necessary protections to ensure competition, such as barring the new co-op broadband entrants from charging exorbitant fees to their competitors for utility pole attachment.

March 6, 2019

Letter to the Georgia Legislature On Pole Attachment Fees


February 10, 2019

The 'Little Green Dream' Kills the 747 But Saves Earth


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

It's being described as progressive and ambitious, or laughable and silly, but the "Green New Deal" is definitely making headlines regardless of your views on fossil fuels, air travel, and cow flatulence. 

February 9, 2019

Is the Green New Deal Even Feasible?


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have just released their Green New Deal resolution, which they hope will move America to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030. Given current U.S. energy requirements and the state of renewable energy technology, it's an impossible goal.

February 7, 2019

Local Governments Want to Expand Broadband--and Their Tax Grab


The FCC is proposing to reaffirm its cable franchising rules, which are needed to limit local governments' efforts to increase their reach, regulations and fees (i.e., taxes).

January 25, 2019

House Democrats Propose 'Green New Deal' to Reshape the Economy


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is pushing legislation she calls a “Green New Deal (GND)” to eliminate the United States’ use of fossil fuels and replace them with select renewable sources of energy.

January 3, 2019

The Purpling of America


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Why then do people leaving "Blue" states bring their Blue state politics with them to a state offering a less-expensive lifestyle?

December 26, 2018

With FCC Likely to Mostly Stick to Cable Franchising Fee Plan, Suits Probable


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The FCC seeks to “limit municipal greed” with a “pro-consumer move” that “simply enforces the intention of federal law to limit the financial demands municipalities can make of cable providers,” wrote IPI president Tom Giovanetti. Some cities place a franchise fee on internet services, prohibited by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, he said: “When government imposes on companies, they end up being passed along” to consumers “in the form of higher prices.” 

December 20, 2018

Those Greedy Cities


When government imposes costs on companies, they end up being passed along in the form of higher prices.

December 19, 2018

France's Rollback of Carbon Taxes Seems Like a Setback for Environmentalists, But Progressives Are Determined to Impose Them


Imposing carbon and gasoline taxes is not about ways to pay for needed government services. It’s about progressives trying to fund their climate change agenda.

 

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