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Center scholars offer suggestions to reform the Lifeline Program

John Mayo, Olga Ukhaneva, and Scott Wallsten authored a CBPP Economic Policy Vignette, “Toward a More Efficient and Effective Lifeline Program.”  In June 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a notice of proposed rule making: Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization.  All three authors have conducted research on universal service policies, including Lifeline, and in response to […]

Downes in WaPo: “Five legal threats for fintech’s hottest start-ups”

August 27 – In his latest Washington Post Innovations piece, Larry Downes examines “a new generation of financial technology or ‘fintech’ companies [who are] once again breaking down the oversized doors of the conservative banking business.” Read about some of the regulatory challenges these firms may face as they continue to grow in “Five legal […]

Center hosting “The Innovation and Engineering Dynamics of the Digital Economy: Economic Transformation and Expansion Enabled by 5G” October 14

Please join the Wireless Technology Association and the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy for “The Innovation and Engineering Dynamics of the Digital Economy: Economic Transformation and Expansion Enabled by 5G,” A Technology and Policy Workshop. The event will be held on October 14, 2015 and will run from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. […]

Downes on Tech Crunch: “Silicon Valley Is A Political Issue In The 2016 Election”

August 20 – Larry Downes was interviewed by Andrew Keen of Tech Crunch about the 2016 presidential election. In “INNOVATE2016: Silicon Valley Is A Political Issue In The 2016 Election,” Downes encouraged “entrepreneurs … to maintain a keen interest in the upcoming election,” positing that thus forth only Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have begun […]

Center scholars quoted in WSJ opinion on Internet regulation

August 17- In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece on 8/16 “Obamanet Heads to Court,” L. Gordon Crovitz recognizes the analysis and explanation of how utility regulation suppresses innovation put forth by Center scholars in a recent EPV “Assessing the Economic Benefits and Costs of the FCC’s Imposition of Title II Regulation” and amicus brief. The […]

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