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Downes in NYT: “The private-public process is working”

On July 11th The New York Times Room for Debate blog featured a discussion on “The Internet for All” questioning “Does the industry need to be more closely regulated to provide wider access to lower-income people?” Larry Downes weighed in on the debate with “Keep Out Government and Service Will Improve.” He argues “Increased government regulation […]

“A Regulator’s Dilemma: Policy in an Age of Disruption” on July 17

On Thursday, July 17th the Georgetown Center will host “A Regulator’s Dilemma: Policy in an Age of Disruption” at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. RSVP required. The broadband information revolution continues to accelerate, to the benefit of consumers and the consternation of regulators trying to keep up. Rapid technological advancements have set the stage […]

ERI project event examines technical and economic background of the Internet, video available

Tweet On June 10th, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, as part of The Evolution of Regulation and Innovation Project, hosted a Georgetown on the Hill event, entitled “The Internet and Communication Regulation: A Policy and Technology Symposium,” in the Rayburn House Office Building. The event was introduced and moderated by Larry Downes, […]

Downes discusses disruptive technology Aereo in Washington Post

Larry Downe’s latest Washington Post Innovations op/ed discusses both the recent Aereo Supreme Court decision and the AT&T/DirectTV merger. The traditional model for television is an American success story of innovation.  But if it’s going to survive the continued disruption of the digital revolution, Congress is going to have to wake up to the real […]

New Academic Paper Examines Revenue Adequacy in the Railroad Industry

Today, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy published “Revenue Adequacy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” by Jeffrey Macher, John Mayo, and Lee Pinkowitz. The paper examines the concept of revenue adequacy, a benchmark of United States railroad firms’ financial performance calculated annually by regulatory oversight bodies. The paper addresses questions around the […]

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