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Larry Downes: "Google and Facebook contribute zero economic value. That’s a big problem for trade." (Washington Post)
How much value do free online services contribute to the U.S. economy? Ask any user of Google, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, and the answer would most likely be, “A lot.” But according to every...
Larry Downes: "U.S. Digital Infrastructure Needs More Private Investment" (HBR)
There’s an urgent need to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure. Even our politicians agree on that. As anyone who has driven a car, ridden a train, turned on the tap, or lost power during a...
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Larry Downes: "A new digital divide has emerged — and conventional solutions won’t bridge the gap" (Washington Post)
Though the United States has made profound progress in making Internet access universally available, a new digital divide has emerged that defies conventional solutions. Since both Hillary Clinton...
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Catherine Tinsley: "Women & Girls in Sports: When will we accept the new normal?" (Huffington Post)
Why do our cultural images lag? And what effect might this have on our girls? They return from their games sweaty, proud, and fueled with strength only to be bombarded with images contradicting what...
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Larry Downes: "Why treating the Internet as a public utility is bad for consumers" (Washington Post)
Open Internet advocates celebrated long and loud in June when a federal court upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s “net neutrality” rules that prohibit broadband-access providers from...
John Mayo quoted in Variety article: "Net Neutrality: What’s Next for FCC’s Open Internet Rules"
John Mayo was quoted in a Variety article published on June 17, 2016, "Net Neutrality: What's Next for FCC's Open Internet Rules."
Anna-Maria Kovacs: "D.C. Circuit's net neutrality ruling poses danger to edge providers" (FierceTelecom)
Senior Policy Scholar Anna-Maria Kovacs responds to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholding the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Open Internet Order and the threat this...
Marcia Mintz and Catherine Tinsley: "Celebrating Fathers" (Huffington Post)
Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley, with CBPP Managing Director Marcia Mintz, published a Huffington Post blog on the potential for paid paternal leave to help break down gender stereotypes.
Catherine Tinsley: "On the Money!" (Huffington Post)
Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley published a Huffington Post blog on the U.S. Treasury Department's recent decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriett Tubman on the front of the $20...
InsideTrade.com cites CBPP Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership event, quotes Pietra Rivoli: "Scholar Says TPP Economic Studies Not Conclusive, Ask Wrong Question"
Inside The U.S.'s Trade, World Trade Online published an article about the center's latest Georgetown on the Hill trade event, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Are the Critics Right?...
Larry Downes: "Say It Ain't So, Netflix (Oh But It Is): Still More 'Net Neutrality' Hypocrisy" (Forbes)
Downes discusses the recent revelation that Netflix has "secretly throttl[ed] traffic for its customers on Verizon and AT&T’s mobile networks, and has been doing so for the last five years....
Larry Downes: "The Rise And Fall Of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's Internet Empire" (Forbes)
Larry Downes looks at the eight major initiatives Chairman Wheeler has undertaken in advance of his increasingly direct agenda to fundamentally change the nature of Internet governance. It reviews...
Larry Downes: "Four Reasons Today's Disruptive Innovations Are Better And Cheaper, And What To Do About It" (Forbes)
In this article, Downes begins by discussing the advantages of start-ups: "Start-ups, unencumbered by the costs of amortizing investments in older technologies, physical supply chains, and...
Downes in Forbes Tech: "For Outmoded Set-Top Boxes, The FCC Doubles Down On Failure"
Larry Downes finds the latest FCC decision to create "new, mandatory technical standard[s] that will open up rapidly-disappearing set-top boxes to even more third party providers" deeply...
Downes: "The Business Implications of the EU-U.S. 'Privacy Shield'" (HBR)
Larry Downes examines the newly agreed upon “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,” arguing it is "unclear, however, if ... [it] ... will pass muster with EU authorities," since it "will likely do...
Downes in Forbes: "In Wildly Overbroad New Investigation, California Telephone Regulators Gasp For Relevance"
Larry Downes examines the California Public Utility Commission's decision to investigate how competitive the analog phone line market is, arguing the massive data collection involved in the...

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