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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...
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Kovacs participates in Digital Policy Institute webinar "Special Access: What's Best for Business and the Public"
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...
Center for Business and Public Policy Commemorates 1996 Telecommunications Act

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy hosted an informal discussion looking back and looking forward. ...

Scott Wallsten: "FCC's set-top box proposal won't lower cable bills" (The Hill)

A common consumer complaint is that cable bills are hard to decipher. It turns out that even Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler is flummoxed by all those line items, at...

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...
Tinsley Travels to Davos for World Economic Forum Meeting

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy senior policy scholar and McDonough School of Business professor Catherine Tinsley attended the 46th Annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos,...

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...
Scott Wallsten: "For broadband 'zero rating,' it doesn't have to be all or nothing" (The Hill)
Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten argues "some groups contend that programs like Facebook's Free Basics violate net neutrality by treating content differently based on whether the site...
Kovacs' presentation at Emerging Issues Policy Forum submitted to FCC record

Visiting senior policy scholar Anna-Maria Kovacs presented research at the Emerging Issues Policy Forum (EIPF): Digital Pathway...

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Vastine testifies before USITC on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Senior industry and innovation fellow J. Robert Vastine testified today before the...

Center executive director John Mayo presents at Technology Policy Institute's The Future of the Internet Ecosystem in a Post-Open Internet Order World

January 8, 2016- Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy executive director John Mayo presented ""The Evolution of 'Competition':...

Wallsten's new research on sharing economy highlighted in Washington Post
Center for Business and Public Policy Senior Policy Scholar Scott Wallsten's research, "The Competitive Effects of the Sharing Economy: How is Uber Changing Taxis?" was highlighted in...
Ukhaneva presents at American Economic Association's Transportation and Public Utilities Group

Center for Business and Public Policy Research Assistant Professor Olga Ukhaneva presented her dissertation research,...

Macher and colleagues file amicus brief

On December 21, Center for Business and Public Policy Academic Director Jeff Macher, along with eleven other signatories, submitted an ...

Catherine Tinsley: "Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys" (Huffington Post)
Senior Policy Scholar Catherine Tinsley published a Huffington Post blog, "Stop Perpetuating Gender Types with Children's Christmas Toys."

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