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The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is setting a record pace for deregulating the communications industries. Believe it or not, things are about to get worse in Nov.

Think of the Public Before the Broadcasters

[Commentary] As the son of a broadcast pioneer who got his license from the Department of Commerce in 1923 and as a former broadcaster myself, I read with great sadness “FCC to Lift Limits on Media Deals.” Although Federal Communications Commissio

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Congressional Internet Caucus Academy

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00

"Antitrust and competition policy is exciting stuff," said no one ever (except, of course, the very few who follow this arcane field of economics and algorithms). Yet in recent months on Capitol Hill competition policy buzzwords have started to be overheard in conversations outside of the traditional antitrust policy bastions such as the Antitrust subcommittees. Is all this "excitement" around competition policy because folks are curious how the new Administration will approach mergers and market concentration?

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Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:45


1.    S. 2717, Maritime Authorization and Enhancement Act for Fiscal Year 2019, Sponsors: Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

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Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

House Appropriations Committee

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:00


  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai

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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

The United States has grappled for more than a decade with how to regulate Internet access, and the issue has become increasingly partisan as it has moved from an academic discussion and technocratic debate into the hands of the Federal Communications Commission under successive administrations. Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently rescinded not just the Obama administration’s common carriage rules grounded in the Title II framework, but the entirety of FCC authority over broadband.

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New America NYC, Consulate General of Denmark in New York, and Columbia University's European Institute

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:30 to 21:00

Imagine a centralized database replete with your personal information that links together your and your family’s vital health, education, and social welfare records. Now imagine the database includes an entire country’s population.

How Looming Privacy Regulations May Strengthen Facebook and Google

In Europe and the United States, the conventional wisdom is that regulation is needed to force Silicon Valley’s digital giants to respect people’s online privacy.

Net Neutrality Does Not End Today. We Still Don’t Know When It Will. Which Is Weird When You Think About It.

There is a lot of confusion on the effective date for the 2017 Net Neutrality Repeal Order, aka “Restoring Internet Freedom — Which Is Not In The Least Overdramatic Unlike You Hysterical Hippies.” This is not surprising, given the rather confusing