Presenters Eli Noam, Marius Schwartz, and Babette Boliek take questions from the audience at IEP’s April 2013 conference, From Monopoly to Competition or Competition to Monopoly? U.S. Broadband Markets in 2013.  

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Conference: Spectrum Beyond Incentive Auctions

Conference: Spectrum Beyond Incentive Auctions

April 11th, 2014

Date: Friday, April 25 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET Venue: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge Speakers include Blair Levin, Robert Kaminski, Thomas Hazlett, Richard Bennett, Michael Marcus and Harold Furchtgott-Roth. [Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius] Genachowski pointed out that it takes a long time--an average o[...]

Hazlett and Wallsten write Op-Ed on USF in The Hill

Hazlett and Wallsten write Op-Ed on USF in The Hill

April 1st, 2014

Thomas Hazlett and Scott Wallsten, senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, wrote an op-ed published on TheHill.com. The piece, entitled "Taking From the poor and giving to the ConnectED," criticizes the FCC's high cost and low reward spending on the Universal Service Fund. $30 billion dollars have been spent on the E-Rate program (now Co[...]

Joshua Wright thinks the FTC should not be designing your iPad

Joshua Wright thinks the FTC should not be designing your iPad

February 7th, 2014

Former IEP Senior Fellow Joshua Wright, currently a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, gave a strong dissent to an FTC settlement with Apple Inc. The Wall Street Journal ran an article describing Wright's objections to the settlement. As stated in the article: In his dissent Mr. Wright, an expert in law and economics formerly with Geo[...]

Research by IEP Scholars Being Used in Thailand Spectrum Auction Debate

Research by IEP Scholars Being Used in Thailand Spectrum Auction Debate

December 4th, 2013

Research by IEP scholars Thomas Hazlett, Roberto Munoz and Diego Avanzini is now central to the debate over spectrum allocation in Thailand. A dissenting regulator, objecting to delays in the auction of 3G licenses, has used this research to estimate social losses from lack of spectrum availability. Incredibly, she is now being sued for libel by h[...]

IEP Broadcast Television Conference Covered by News Outlets

IEP Broadcast Television Conference Covered by News Outlets

November 22nd, 2013

IEP held a successful conference on the state of broadcast television called "Daddy, What's a Broadcast Television Network?" The keynote address was given by Preston Padden, former FOX and ABC executive, and current executive director of the Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition. The speech was covered by several media sources, includi[...]

Hazlett Discusses E-rate on TPI Panel

Hazlett Discusses E-rate on TPI Panel

October 18th, 2013

IEP Director Prof. Thomas Hazlett recently sat on a panel sponsored by the Technology Policy Institute to discuss the future of FCC regulation. He and his co-panelist, Sharon Gillette of Microsoft, disagreed over the efficacy of the FCC's E-rate program in wiring schools for broadband: A former FCC bureau chief who now works for Microsoft Co[...]

Conference: Daddy, What's a Broadcast Television Network?

Conference: Daddy, What's a Broadcast Television Network?

October 15th, 2013

You can find a full video of the conference here. Date: Friday, November 15 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Venue: George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Hazel Hall Room 120 Morning Keynote: Preston Padden, Executive Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition Conference Agenda 8:00-8:30 am - Continental Breakfast 8:[...]

The Verge: Thomas Hazlett Quoted in Coase Piece

The Verge: Thomas Hazlett Quoted in Coase Piece

September 16th, 2013

Many publications have written about Ronald Coase's influence on economics and radio spectrum policy following the recent news of Coase's passing at 102. The Verge described Ronald Coase's contributions to the development of spectrum auctions and quoted IEP's Thomas Hazlett in the piece: Coase's suggestion [for spectrum auctions] ... was initially[...]

Wright on Uber and New Business Models in the Online World

Wright on Uber and New Business Models in the Online World

September 15th, 2013

FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, formerly a senior fellow at IEP, recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post about the role of competition in bringing about consumer benefits. In particular, Wright highlights the innovative business models the Internet enables in the taxi market: A wave of creative destruction is now crashing down upo[...]

Hazlett and Wallsten Paper on USF Waste Covered by Marketwatch, Computerworld

Hazlett and Wallsten Paper on USF Waste Covered by Marketwatch, Computerworld

July 16th, 2013

A recent paper by IEP Director Dr. Thomas Hazlett and Scott Wallsten, senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, has been covered by the Wall Street Journal's "Marketwatch" and the online news-magazine Computerworld. The paper, "Unrepentant Policy Failure: Universal Service Subsidies in Voice & Broadband," describes how the FCC's Univers[...]