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George S. Ford, Tax Unfairness Is A Job Killer, The Hill (December 3, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The “Clicktivist” In Chief, The Hill (November 12, 2014).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Section 10 Forbearance:  Asking the Right Questions to Get the Right Answers, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 37 (November 2014).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Unpredictable FCC: Politicizing Communications Policy and its Threat to Broadband Investment, Bloomberg BNA (October 30, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-07:
George S. Ford, Movie Leaks, Box Office Success and Child's Play: Using an On-Line Game is No Way to Quantify the Effects of Piracy (October 28, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Section 10 Forbearance Offers No Easy Path to “Title II Lite”, The Hill (October 21, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-06:
George S. Ford, Have We Got it All Wrong?  Forecasting Mobile Data Use and Spectrum Exhaust (October 21, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-05:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Unpredictable FCC:  Politicizing Communications Policy and its Threat to Broadband Investment (October 14, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Tariffing the Internet, The Hill (September 11, 2014).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Tariffing Internet Termination:  Pricing Implications of Classifying Broadband as a Title II Telecommunications Service, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 36 (September 2014).
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George S. Ford, Will Net Neutrality Politics Scuttle the FCC's Upcoming Incentive Auction? The Hill (September 3, 2014).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Market Definition and the Economic Effects of Special Access Price Regulation, 22 CommLaw Conspectus 237 (2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FCC Has No Authority to Preempt State Municipal Broadband Laws, Bloomberg BNA (August 6, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Understanding the Net Neutrality Debate: A Basic Legal Primer, Bloomberg BNA (July 23, 2014).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael Stern, Market Mechanisms and the Efficient Use and Management of Scarce Spectrum Resources, 66 Federal Communications Law Journal 263 (2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-04:
George S. Ford, Free Markets, Monopolies, and Copyright (June 25, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, What Are the Bounds of the FCC’s Authority Over Broadband Service Providers?  A Review of the Recent Case Law, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 35 (June 2014).
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George S. Ford, Congressional Gridlock Threatens to Tax the Internet, The Hill (June 05, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-03:
George S. Ford, Should the Internet Tax Moratorium be Made Permanent? (June 2, 2014).
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George S. Ford, FCC Puts Funding for Public Safety Network and Debt Reduction in Jeopardy, The Hill (April 24, 2014).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Will Bidder Exclusion Rules Lead to Higher Auction Revenue? A Review of the Evidence, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 34 (April 2014).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Hyeongwoo Kim, Capital investment and Employment in the Information Sector, 38 Telecommunications Policy 371 (2014).
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Shelia R. Cotten, George Ford, Sherry Ford and Timothy M. Hale, Internet Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the United States: A Longitudinal Analysis, Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Doing Nothing Is Not An Option to Stop On-Line Piracy, The Hill (March 25, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-02:
George S. Ford, What is the Effect of File Sharing on the Creation of New Music?  A Critical Review of “A Case Study of File Sharing and Music Output” (March 6, 2014).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Is the FCCS Still Trying to Stifle Political Speech? The Hill (February 24, 2014).
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George S. Ford, Shared Spectrum is a Pipe Dream, The Hill (February 06, 2014).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-01:
George S. Ford, Do Municipal Networks Offer More Attractive Service Offerings than Private Sector Providers? A Review and Expansion of the Evidence (January 27, 2014).
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2013 Phoenix Center Annual Report
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Phoenix Center 2013 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Slide Presentations and Video Available Here:
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, An Economic Framework for Retransmission Consent, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 47 (December 2013).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Market Mechanisms and the Efficient Use and Management of Scarce Spectrum Resources, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 46 (December 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-05:
George S. Ford, Piracy and Movie Revenues: A Critical Review of "A Tale of the Long Tail" (September 16, 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-04:
George S. Ford, The Economics of Bidder Exclusion Rules:  A Response to Dr. Baker (July 18, 2013).
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Critique of Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 33, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors:  A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, by Dr. Jonathan Baker filed on behalf of T-Mobile in FCC Dockets No. GN Docket No. 12-268; WT Docket No. 12-269 (filed July 8, 2013)
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Lessons Learned from the U.S. Unbundling Experience, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 45 (June 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-03:
George S. Ford, Will Bidder Exclusions Increase Auction Revenue? A Review of the Arguments (June 11, 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-02:
George S. Ford, Revisiting Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly (June 7, 2013).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation - Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, Hearing on the “State of Wireless Communications” (June 4, 2013).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors:  A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 33 (May 2013).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Wireless Competition Under Spectrum Exhaust, 65 Federal Communications Law Journal 79 (2012).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pole Tax: Government Slows Down Broadband, Chattanooga Times Free Press (April 3, 2013).
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Testimony of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Communications and Technology, Hearing on “Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation” (March 19, 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-01:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Searching for a New Regulatory Paradigm:  A Comment on AT&T’s Petition for Wire Center Trials (February 25, 2013).
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