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Downes in Forbes: “How Philips Thrived In Lighting’s ‘Big Crunch'”

Larry Downes and Big Bang Disruption co-author Paul Nunes have a piece in Forbes discussing how the Dutch conglomerate Philips has successfully navigated big bang disruptions in the lighting business: Philips demonstrates how incumbents can use their assets to win in the phase we refer to as “the Big Crunch”—the relatively sudden decline of seemingly […]

Video from National Broadband Plan event now available

Video from “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Backward, Reaching Forward” convened on March 18 is now available. Part 2 of 4 Part 3 of 4 Part 4 of 4    

Vastine in Geneva discussing Trade In Services Agreement with world leaders

CBPP Senior Industry Fellow J. Robert Vastine along with his colleague and co-author Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Center for International Political Economy, are meeting in Geneva on March 23 and 24 with a number of world leaders, including US Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Michael Punke, representatives of a number of […]

Summary, Washington Post article from National Broadband Plan; video available shortly

On March 18th, we a full-day conference to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the National Broadband Plan. Bringing together many of the plan’s authors, original sponsors and outside contributors we reflected on lessons learned, with the goal of informing policymakers in the next five years. A policy event summary written by Larry Downes and Carolyn […]

Broadband discussion garners media attention from TR and Comm Daily

On March 18 the center hosted “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Backward, Reaching Forward.” The event garnered media attention from both TR Daily and Communications Daily, two subscription-only news services.  Communications Daily wrote two stories about the event. Communications Daily – March 19, 2015 (mentioned as part of their news roundup) White House Official Says […]

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The photograph shows one of two statues outside the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington, D.C.  The statue symbolizes the Federal Trade Commission (the straining man) in its attempt to control the enormity of trade (the horse).  Each statue is approximately 12 feet high and 15 feet long.  They are sculpted from Indiana limestone.
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