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Larry Downes: "Broadband’s future is in the crosshairs of the FCC’s ‘political spectrum’" (Washington Post)
The Federal Communications Commission, once a sleepy regulatory backwater, has become a deeply political agency, governed less by the science of radio waves than by pressure from inside-the-Beltway...
Delp, Ukhaneva, Mayo quoted in Transport Topics' coverage of Freight Research Colloquium

Several speakers at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other...

Anna-Maria Kovacs: Has Title II Regulation Stifled Wireless Investment? Here’s What the Number Say (Wireless Week)
Anyone who doubts that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 2015 invocation of the Communications Act’s Title II utility-style regulation reduced broadband investment need only look at...
Larry Downes: "Ligado Is Ready To Launch A New Mobile Network. Will The FCC Let Them?" (Forbes)
When a new mobile service causes interference to another network, who is responsible for correcting the problem? That’s a question that will increasingly make or break emerging industries. With the...
Trains Magazine features the 2017 Rail Research Colloquium
Catherine Tinsley: "Kate Spade & Company Redefining the Global Value Chain" (Huffington Post)
Commencement season is upon us, and as people venture out to find “affordable luxury” graduation gifts, they may find themselves in a Kate Spade & Company boutique. There they will find not only...
Larry Downes: "The U.S. Supreme Court Is Reining in Patent Trolls, Which Is a Win for Innovation" (HBR)
In the last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important rulings limiting patent rights. The decisions, which were both unanimous, significantly scaled back the ability of patent holders to slow...
CBPP hosts policy forum on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

On May 31, in the Rayburn House Office building, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy...

J. Bradford Jensen: "Trump likes to talk about steel and manufactured goods. America’s better trade hope may lie in exported services" (LA Times)
Exports account for just 4% of the sales of U.S. services that are tradeable, compared with about 20% of American manufactured goods, said J. Bradford Jensen, a professor at Georgetown University’s...
CBPP hosts policy forum on the impact of broadband competition

On May 9, in the Rayburn House Office building, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted a...

Larry Downes: "Pushing The Net Neutrality Rock Back Up The Hill" (Forbes)
On Thursday, the FCC will vote on a proposal to review its 2015 decision to transform Internet Service Providers into public utilities. The 2015 Order also included the most recent version of so-...
Larry Downes: "The gradual — then sudden — disruption of retail" (Washington Post)
Twenty years ago, when the commercial Internet was just a handful of static Web pages and links, I started a list of predictions that have since proved very, very wrong: “No one will ever buy a car...
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Downes testifies before Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on broadband infrastructure investment
Larry Downes: "Get Ready For Net Neutrality's Ugly Return" (Forbes)
Once more into the net neutrality breach, friends. In the waning days of the Obama administration, an increasingly activist Federal Communications Commission plunged head-first into regulatory...
CBPP hosts policy forum on the renegotiation of NAFTA

On April 19, in the Rayburn House Office Building, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted a ...

Shapiro advises on White House approach to federal debt and budget development
The Trump administration has also promised big economic growth. Backing off this plan to eliminate the debt could help with that. Rob Shapiro, of Georgetown University and the economic advisory firm...

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