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2017

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-04:
George S. Ford, Reclassification and Investment: An Analysis of Free Press’ “It’s Working” Report (May 22, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

Phoenix Center Teleforum:
Previewing the "Restoring Internet Freedom" NPRM
May 17, 2017
YouTube Video: [url]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Ugly Truth About Obama's "Net Neutrality", Real Clear Policy (May 18, 2017).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-03:
George S. Ford, Net Neutrality, Reclassification and Investment: A Further Analysis (May 16, 2017).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Private Solutions to Broadband Adoption: An Economic Analysis, 69 Federal Communications Law Journal 1 (2017).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-02:
George S. Ford, Net Neutrality, Reclassification and Investment: A Counterfactual Analysis (April 25, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

George S. Ford, Is Now the Right Time to Expand Opelika's Broadband Service? AL.com (April 11, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak participates in Federalist Society Panel on the Role of Economic Liberty in the United States (March 28, 2017).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Safe Harbors and the Evolution of Music Retailing, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 41 (March 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Skin in the Game: Interference, Sunk Investment, and the Repurposing of Radio Spectrum, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 40 (March 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

Industry Scorecard: The Economic Impact of the Natural Aggregates Industry: A National, State, and County Analysis (March 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, If We Want Jobs and Economic Growth, Cut the Regulatory Budget, The Hill (February 28, 2017).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-01:
George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim and Lawrence J. Spiwak, What is the “Cost per Regulator” on GDP and Private Sector Job Creation? An Update on Prior Research (February 22, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, There's Only One Choice for FTC Chair, and She's Already Got the Job, The Hill (February 15, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FCC’s in Quite the Privacy Predicament, The Hill (February 3, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Ajit Pai Can Restore Regulatory Humility to the FCC, The Hill (January 27, 2017).
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George S. Ford, Stopping the Surface Transportation Board from Running off the Rails, The Hill (January 18, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Trump Cabinet Brings Fresh Take on Labor Policy, The Hill (January 11, 2017).
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2016

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Phoenix Center 2016 Annual Report
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Curious Case of Tesla’s Lawsuit, Detroit News (December 2, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Political Temper Tantrum at the FCC, The Hill (December 1, 2016).
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U.S. Telecoms 2016 Symposium

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Promotional Effects and the Determination of Royalty Rates for Music, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 39 (November 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Let's Not Rush to Judgment on AT&T-Time Warner Merger, The Hill (November 1, 2016).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Private Solutions to Broadband Adoption:  An Economic Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 38 (September 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Fair Use in the Digital Age, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 51 (September 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Set-Top Box Shenanigans at the FCC, The Hill (September 19, 2016).
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George S. Ford, Fair Use Does Not Mean a Fair Market, Content Café (September 19, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Cities Can't Just Ignore Federal Law On Utility Poles, The Hill (September 7, 2016).
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George S. Ford, How (and How Not) to Measure Market Power Over Business Data Services, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 50 (September 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FCC Chairman Doubles Down on Political Hubris After Court Decision, The Hill (August 22, 2016).
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George S. Ford, Questionable Economic Benefits of Chattanooga’s Gig, The Tennessean (August 17, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-07:
George S. Ford, Learning from Bad Technique: The WIK-Consult Report on Business Data Services (August 4, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-06:
T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, State Automobile Franchise Laws: Public or Private Interests? (July 12, 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC's Lack of Respect for Due Process - Part II, The Hill (July 7, 2016).
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Phoenix Center Teleforum:
USTelecom v. FCC - A Legal & Economic Post-Mortem
(June 16, 2016)
YouTube Video: [url]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Privacy, Profits and Broadband Investment, The Hill (June 8, 2016).
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George S. Ford, What is the True Cost of a Set-Top Box? Bloomberg BNA (May 31, 2016).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael Stern, Taxation by Condition: Spectrum Repurposing at the FCC and the Prolonging of Spectrum Exhaust, 8 Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal 183 (2016).
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George S. Ford, Statutory Damages are a Vital Part of the Copyright System, The Hill (May 25, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, How Municipal Broadband Railroads Due Process, Bloomberg BNA (May 18, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, How Municipal Broadband Railroads Due Process, Bloomberg BNA (May 18, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Puerto Rico's Hamiltonian Moment, The Hill (May 6, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-05:
George S. Ford, Proper Incentives? The Economics of Spam Management by the Mobile Wireless Industry (May 4, 2016).
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George S. Ford, The Obama Administration is Misleading Consumers on Set-Top Box Prices, The Hill (April 22, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-04:
George S. Ford, Cost or Benefit? A Review of the Consumer Federation of America’s Report on Regulating Special Access Services (April 18, 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

Phoenix Center Chief Economist Appears on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” to Discuss FCC Set-Top Box Proposal (April 14, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-03:
George S. Ford, Are Government-Owned Networks Abusing Market Power in the Set-Top Box Market? A Review of Rates (April 14, 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

George S. Ford, The Impact of Government-Owned Broadband Networks on Private Investment and Consumer Welfare, State Government Leadership Foundation (April 6, 2016).
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Phoenix Center Final Amicus Brief Before the D.C. Circuit in Support of Petitioners in SNR Wireless LicenseCo, LLC and Northstar Wireless, LLC, et al.
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Phoenix Center 2015 Annual Report.
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March 4, 2016 Letter from Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford to the Federal Trade Commission regarding workshop entitled Auto Distribution: Current Issues & Future Trends (Project No. P131202).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC's Lack of Respect for Due Process, The Hill (March 2, 2016).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-02:
George S. Ford, The Road to Nowhere:  Regulatory Implications of the FCC’s Special Access Data Request (February 23, 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 16-01:
George S. Ford, The Economic Impact of Expanding Fair Use in Singapore:  More Junk Science for Copyright Reform (February 16, 2016).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Laws, Sausages and Air Traffic Control, The Hill (February 10, 2016).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Lessons Learned from the U.S. Unbundling Experience, 68 Federal Communications Law Journal 95 (2016).
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George S. Ford, Reflecting on Twenty Years Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 68 Federal Communications Law Journal 17 (2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Reflecting on Twenty Years Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 68 Federal Communications Law Journal 62 (2016).
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George S. Ford, The FCC's Cynical Set-Top Box Play, The Hill (February 3, 2016).
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Phoenix Center Initial Amicus Brief Before the D.C. Circuit in Support of Petitioners in SNR Wireless LicenseCo, LLC and Northstar Wireless, LLC, et al.
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George S. Ford, FTC Staff Bias on Intra-Brand Car Competition is a Bad Deal for Consumers, The Hill (January 19, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC and the “Second Side of the Market”, The Hill (January 7, 2016).
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2015

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Phoenix Center President Lawrence J. Spiwak appears on Jim Bohannon radio show to discuss pending oral arguments in USTelecom v. FCC (December 1, 2015).
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George S. Ford, Is the FCC’s Regulatory Revival Deterring Infrastructure Investment? Bloomberg BNA (November 13, 2015).
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U.S. Telecoms 2015 Symposium

Lawrence J. Spiwak, How Congress Lost Control of the Regulators, The Hill (October 27, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Why the FCC's AllVid Remains a Really Bad Idea, The Hill (October 14, 2015).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Gilad Sorek and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Reconsidering Copyright: A Spatial Model of Differentiated Competition and Infringement
Presented at 43rd Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC)
George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia (September 25, 2015).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Eroding the Rule of Law: Regulation as Cooperative Bargaining at the FCC, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 49 (October 2015).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Small Deregulatory Victory at the FCC, The Hill (October 5, 2015).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak
Information, Investment and the Internet of Everything
Presented at “The Internet of Everything: Data, Networks and Opportunities”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
(September 22, 2015).
[url]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, FTC Misses Mark With New “Unfair Methods of Competition” Statement, The Hill (September 22, 2015).
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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Appoints Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George Ford to Advisory Board on Broadband.
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Phoenix Center Teleforum:
"USTelecom v. FCC:  Understanding the Legal Arguments on Appeal of the FCC’s Open Internet Order"
(September 10, 2015).
YouTube Video: [url]

Phoenix Center Amicus Brief Before the D.C. Circuit in Support of Petitioners in USTelecom v. FCC.
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 15-04:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Ugly is Only Skin Deep: An Analysis of the DE Program in Auction 97 (July 20, 2015).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Obama Administration Policies Exacerbate Spectrum Exhaust, The Hill (July 8, 2015).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 15-03:
George S. Ford, The Lisbon Council’s 2015 Intellectual Property and Economic Growth Index:  A Showcase of Methodological Blunder (June 29, 2015).
[pdf] [press release]

George S. Ford, Bait-and-Switch—Or Why the FCC’s ‘Virtuous Circle’ Theory is Nonsense, Bloomberg BNA (May 18, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, How the AWS Auction Provides a Teachable Moment on the Nature of Regulation, Bloomberg BNA (April 28, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, You Can't Innovate When You Have To Litigate, The Hill (April 13, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC’s New Municipal Broadband Preemption Order Is Too Clever By Half, Bloomberg BNA (April 10, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Direct Auto Sales Could Raise Car Prices, Detroit News (April 2, 2015).
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Phoenix Center Teleforum:
The FCC's Open Internet Order: A Law and Economic Analysis
(March 24, 2015).
YouTube Video: [url] Presentation Slides [pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Price Effects of Intra-Brand Competition in the Automobile Industry: An Econometric Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 48 (March 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Net Neutrality Kabuki Theater, The Hill (March 9, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC's Legal Gymnastics:  Why Wheeler's Title II Approach to Network Neutrality Will Lead to Litigation, Multichannel News (February 23, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Why the FCC Can’t Preempt States on Muni-Broadband, Bloomberg BNA (February 20, 2015).
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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, 67 Federal Communications Law Journal 1 (2015).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 15-02:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Auction 97 and the Value of Spectrum (February 4, 2015).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, What Are the Bounds of the FCC’s Authority over Broadband Service Providers?—A Review of the Recent Case Law, 18 Journal of Internet Law 1 (2015).
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Phoenix Center Teleforum:
Federalism, Preemption and Municipal Broadband" (January 22, 2015).
YouTube Video: [url]
Presentation Slides: [pdf]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 15-01:
George S. Ford, Why Chattanooga is not the “Poster Child” for Municipal Broadband (January 20, 2015).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Sony Hack Is Not SOPA Redux, The Hill (January 8, 2015).
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2014

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Phoenix Center 2014 Annual Report.
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Section 10 Forbearance: Asking The Right Questions To Get The Right Answers, 23 CommLaw Conspectus 126 (2014).
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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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER TELEFORUM - “Tariffing the Internet”, Video, slides & presentation.
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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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Is the FCC 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).
[pdf] [press release]

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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2013

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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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Phoenix Center 2012 Annual Report
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Video from Part II of the Phoenix Center's 2012 Annual U.S. Telecoms Conference.
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2012

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Video from Part I of the Phoenix Center's 2012 Annual U.S. Telecoms Conference.
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-05:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, What is the Effect of Regulation on Broadband Investment? Regulatory Certainty and the Expectation of Returns (September 19, 2011).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Taxation by Condition: Spectrum Repurposing at the FCC and the Prolonging of Spectrum Exhaust, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 44 (September 2012).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-04:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Justifying the Ends:  Section 706 and the Regulation of Broadband (August 13, 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-03:
George S. Ford, Approximating the Distribution of Broadband Usage from Publicly-Available Data (May 31, 2012).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-02:
George S. Ford, A Most Egregious Act?  The Impact on Consumers of Usage-Based Pricing (May 23, 2012).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 12-01:
George S. Ford, Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs:  A Reply to Comments (April 24, 2012).
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George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center March 2012 Working Paper commenting upon PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No 28: Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study
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George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center December 2011 Commentary on PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No 28: Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael Stern, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 32: Social Well-Being and IP Theft: A Dynamic Economic Analysis (March 2012).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Need For Better Analysis Of High Capacity Services, 28 John Marshal Journal of Computer and Information Law 343.
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael Stern, Wireless Competition Under Spectrum Exhaust, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 43 (February 2012).
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2011

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Phoenix Center 2011 Annual Report
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Mixed Signals on Spectrum Call Into Question FCC Agenda, ROLL CALL (December 12, 2011)
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Can Government Spending Get America Back to Work?, Fox News (November 19, 2011).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Can Government Spending Get America Working Again? An Empirical Investigation PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 31 (November 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 11-06:
George S. Ford, On the Road to More Efficient Pricing of Telecommunications Services:  A Look at the Evidence (October 5, 2011).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Shocks to the Broadband Ecosystem:  Implications for Competition and Market Structure, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 30 (September 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 11-05:
George S. Ford, Mobile Broadband and Job Search: An Empirical Test (September 6, 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 11-04:
George S. Ford, Internet Use and Labor Market Participation:  Additional Insights from New and Old Data (August 18, 2011).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outliving its Usefulness: A Law and Economics Argument for Sunset of Section 629, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 29 (June 2011).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Want Fewer Jobs? Just Create More Regulation, FOX NEWS (June 17, 2011).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Reining Regulation, INDUSTRY TODAY (June 2011).
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George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Burden of Network Neutrality Mandates on Rural Broadband Deployment, 4 Journal of Applied Economy 237 (2010).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 11-03:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Re-Auction of the D Block:  A Review of the Arguments (May 24, 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 11-02:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wireless Mergers and Employment:  A Look at the Evidence (May 10, 2011).
[pdf] [press release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, A Policy Framework for Spectrum Allocation in Mobile Communications, 63 Federal Communications Law Journal 639 (2011).
[url]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Attention Congress: We Need More Phone Spectrum, And Soon, Forbes.com (May 4, 2011).
[url]

Video and Presentation Slides now available from the Phoenix Center's April 13, 2011 Capitol Hill Workshop featuring a Keynote Address by Congressman Jim Jordan on Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs:  An Empirical Study.
[url]

George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael L. Stern, The Broadband Credibility Gap, 19 COMMLAW CONSPECTUS 75 (2010).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 28 (April 2011).
[pdf] [Press Release] [one pager] [slides]

George S. Ford, Challenges In Using The National Broadband Map’s Data, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 27 (March 2011).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael Stern, A Policy Framework for Spectrum Allocation in Mobile Communications, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 42 (March 2011).
[pdf] [Press Release]

George S. Ford, Broadband Expectations and the Convergence of Ranks, 35 TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY 213 (2011).
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky ad Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Frontier of Broadband Adoption Across the OECD: A Comparison of Performance, 25 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC JOURNAL 111 (2011).
[url]

George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Public Safety or Commercial Use?  A Cost/Benefit Framework for the D Block, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 26 (March 2011).
[pdf] [press release] [one pager]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wasting Tax Dollars on FCC Policy, MONTGOMERY COUNTY GAZETTE (February 23, 2011)
[url]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 11-01:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, Federalist Implications of the FCC’s Open Internet Order
(February 8, 2011).
[pdf]

Phoenix Center 2010 Annual Report
(January 16, 2011).
[pdf]

2010

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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-08:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Impossible Dream:  Forbearance After the Phoenix Order
(December 16, 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-07:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Endogenous Sunk Costs, Quality Competition and Welfare: A Technical Note
(December 16, 2010).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak, and Michael Stern, Wobbling Back to the Fire:  Economic Efficiency and the Creation of a Retail Market for Set-Top Boxes, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 41 (December 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-06:
George S. Ford, Be Careful What You Ask For (Redux):  A Comment on the New America Foundation’s Mobile Price Metrics 
(November 11, 2010).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs:  Communications Policy and Employment Effects in the Information Sector, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 25 (October 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Tort Liability For Software Developers:  A Law & Economics Perspective, 27 John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law 199 (2010).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Pricing of Pole Attachments: Implications and Recommendations, 9 Review of Network Economics 3 (2010).
[url]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-05:
George S. Ford, Fabricating a Broadband Crisis?  More Evidence on the Misleading Inferences from OECD Rankings  
(July 7, 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

New Phoenix Center Workshop:
The Broadband Credibility Gap
Thursday, July 8, 2010 • 8:30 am – 11:00 am
The University Club
1135 16th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20036
Click here for full agenda and registration information 

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky, Lawrence J. Spiwak, Quantifying the Cost of Substandard Patents: Some Preliminary Evidence, 12 Yale Journal of Law and Technology 240 (2010).
[pdf]

George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Broadband Credibility Gap, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 40
(June 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Separating Politics from Policy in FCC Merger Reviews: A Basic Legal Primer of the “Public Interest” Standard, 18 CommLaw Conspectus 329 (2010).
[pdf]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No 10-04: 
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Substantial Profits in the Broadband Ecosystem:  A Look at the Evidence
(April 22, 2010)
[pdf] [Press Release]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-03:
George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Non-Discrimination or Just Non-Sense:  A Law and Economics Review of the FCC’s New Net Neutrality Principle  
(March 24, 2010).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Evaluating Broadband Stimulus and the National Broadband Plan:  Establishing Expectations for Broadband Rankings, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 24 (March 2010).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-02:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Sabotaging Content Competition: Do Proposed Net Neutrality Regulations Promote Exclusion?
(March 4, 2010)
[pdf file] [Press Release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Valley of Death in the Innovation Sequence: An Economic Investigation, 18 Research Evaluation 343-356 (2009)
[url]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-01:
George S. Ford, Internet Use and Job Search: More Evidence
(January 26, 2010).
[pdf file]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Richard P. Saba, Internet Use and Job Search, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 39
(January 2010).
[pdf] [Press Release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Bright Lines, Big Problems, Forbes.com (January 12, 2010).
[url]

Phoenix Center 2009 Annual Report
[pdf]

2009

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Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford debates Free Press Campaign Director Timothy Karr on Net Neutrality
KWIX AM 1230 - Moberly, MO
December 15, 2009
[YouTube]

Remarks of Congressman G.K. Butterfield, (NC-1st District) and Majority Chief Deputy Whip, at the Phoenix Center’s 2009 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium
[pdf]

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker, A Spectrum Management Framework, at the Phoenix Center’s 2009 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium
[pdf]

December 2, 2009 Ex Parte Presentation to FCC’s Broadband Taskforce
Internet Use and the Reduction of Discouragement in Labor Markets
[pdf]

Testimony of Lawrence J. Spiwak
President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
Before the New York City Council - Committee on Technology in Government
Hearing on “Establishing Strong Network Neutrality Principles in Order to Protect the Internet”
(November 20, 2009).
[pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-05:
George S. Ford, Whoops! Berkman Study Shows “Open Access” Reduces Broadband Consumption
(November 12, 2009).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-04:
George S. Ford, Finding the Bottom: A Review of Free Press’s Analysis of Network Neutrality and Investment
(October 29, 2009).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

Presentation of Phoenix Center President Lawrence J. Spiwak
Emerging Market Structure
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) Annual Conference
State of Telecom: National Next-Generation Broadband Plans
Columbia University
(October 23, 2009).
[ppsx file] [pdf]

Presentation of Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford
Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly
The University Club, Washington DC
(October 15, 2009).
[ppsx file] [pdf]

George S. Ford and Sherry G. Ford, Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 38 (October 2009).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

George S. Ford, Lawrence J. Spiwak and Michael L. Stern, Expanding the Digital Divide: Network Management Regulations and the Size of Providers, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 23 (October 2009).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, OECD Research Faulty: U.S. Rates for Mobile Use Not Really Higher, WASHINGTON TIMES (October 11, 2009).
[url]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Market Definition and the Economic Effects of Special Access Price Regulation, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 37 (October 2009).
[pdf file] [Press Release]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Network Neutrality and Foreclosing Market Exchange, 1 Int. J. Management and Network Economics 160 (2009).
[url]

Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George Ford appears on Business News Network’s “Market Morning”
Talk Time: How Much Americans and Canadians Really Pay for Cell Phone Use
September 18, 2009 (10:40 AM).
[url]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-03:
George S. Ford, Be Careful What You Ask For: A Comment on the OECD’s Mobile Price Metrics
(September 16, 2009)
[pdf]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, This Probe Could Hit a Dead Zone, WASHINGTON TIMES (August 7, 2009).
[url]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Fixing The U.S. Broadband Problem, Forbes.com (August 4, 2009).
[url]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Broadband Adoption Index: Improving Measurements and Comparisons of Broadband Deployment and Adoption, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 36 (July 2009).
[pdf file]
BAI Executive Summary [pdf file]

George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Need for Better Analysis of High Capacity Services,
PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 35 (June 2009).
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center Workshop:
Understanding Broadband Metrics: The Broadband Adoption Index
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 • 8:30 am – 11:30 am
National Press Club
Washington, D.C.
Full Invitation and Agenda
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky, & Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Policy And Economic Exploration of Wireless Carterfone Regulation, 25 Santa Clara Computer & High
Tech. L.J. 647 (2009)
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center Research Memorandum:
Applicability of Phoenix Center Research to the FCC’s National Broadband Plan Notice Of Inquiry (GN Docket No. 09-51)
(June 2, 2009)
[pdf file]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Is YOUR Broadband Access About to Go Bye Bye?, FOX FORUM
(June 2, 2009)
(http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/06/02/spiwak_broadband_congress)

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Broadcasting Diversity, WASHINGTON TIMES
(May 15, 2009)
( http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/15/broadcasting-diversity)

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-02:
George S. Ford, Econometric Analysis of Broadband Subscriptions: A Note on Specification
(May 12, 2009)
[pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-01:
George S. Ford, Normalizing Broadband Connections
(May 12, 2009)
[pdf file]

Testimony of George S. Ford, PhD
Chief Economist
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
Before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee Telecommunications and the Internet
Hearing on “An Examination of Competition in the Wireless Industry”
(May 7, 2009)
[pdf file]

Presentation of Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford before the OECD Expert Workshop on Measuring Mobile/Wireless Service Data: Evaluating Broadband Adoption
19 and 20 February 2009 – Lisbon, Portugal
[pdf file]

Presentation of Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford before the 36th Annual Public Utility Research Center (PURC) Conference: Broadband Rankings, Broadband Policy
February 4, 2009 – University of Florida
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center 2008 Annual Report.
[pdf file]

2008

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George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Pricing of Pole Attachments: Implications and Recommendations, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 34 (December 2008).
[pdf]

Presentation of Phoenix Center Resident Scholar Thomas M. Koutsky before the Federal Communications Commission’s Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services:
Demand Side Drivers of Broadband Adoption
6 November 2006 - San Jose, CA
[pdf]

The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies’ 2008 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium

T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, Do High Call Termination Rates Deter Broadband Deployment? PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 22 (October 2008).
[pdf]

Phoenix Center to Hold Joint Conference with the Istituto Bruno Leoni
Comparing Broadband Regulatory Models Between the United States and Europe
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Oratorio del Gonfalone – Rome
http://www.brunoleoni.it/dettaglio-eventi.aspx?ID=62

Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford to Participate in a Conference Sponsored by Santa Clara University School of Law
Carterfone and Open Access in the Digital Era
Friday, 17 October 2008
http://law.scu.edu/hightech/carterfone-symposium.cfm

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-03 (Second Edition):
George S. Ford, Broadband Expectations and the Convergence of Ranks
(October 1, 2008)
[pdf]

Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Invites Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford to Present Research on International Broadband Rankings
[http://www.icp.pt/render.jsp?contentId=648019]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Consumers and Wireless Carterfone: An Economic Perspective, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 21 (September 2008).
[pdf]

Presentation of Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford:
Developing a “National Broadband Strategy” - Understanding the OECD Rankings and the Drivers of Broadband Adoption
July 28, 2008 • B-340 Rayburn House Office Building
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak,
Developing A National Wireless Regulatory Framework: A Law And Economics Approach,
16 COMMLAW CONSPECTUS 391 (2008) [pdf]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-02:
George S. Ford, Valuing the AWS-3 Spectrum: A Response to Comments
(July 21, 2008) [pdf]

Slide presentation of Phoenix Center President Lawrence J. Spiwak
West Africa ICT Roadmap to Opportunities Conference
Ghana, Africa - July 9, 2008
[ ppt]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-01:
George S. Ford, Calculating the Value of Unencumbered AWS-III Spectrum
(June 25, 2008).
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Broadband Efficiency Index: What Really Drives Broadband Adoption Across the OECD? PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 33 (May 2008).
[pdf]

Testimony of George S. Ford, PhD
Chief Economist
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
Before the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Meeting on Network Neutrality and Broadband Network Management
Stanford University (April 17, 2008)
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Using Auction Results to Forecast the Impact of Wireless Carterfone Regulation on Wireless Networks, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 20 (Second Edition) (May 2008)..
[pdf]  [docx]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Welfare Impacts of Broadband Network Management: Can Broadband Service Providers be Trusted? PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 32 (March 2008).
[pdf]  [docx]

2007

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United States Department of Commerce releases Phoenix Center study entitled: A Valley of Death in the Innovation Sequence: An Economic Investigation.
[pdf]

2007 ANNUAL REPORT (pdf file)

Cesar V. Conda & Lawrence J. Spiwak, Kevin Martin’s Pro-Market FCC, National Review On-Line (27 November 2007).
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Demographic and Economic Drivers of Broadband Adoption in the United States, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 31 (November 2007).
[pdf]  [doc]

Phoenix Center to hold an Interactive Breakfast Workshop at 2007 NARUC Annual Convention The State Broadband Performance Index: Is Your State Meeting Expectations for Broadband Penetration?
Monday, November 12, 2007 • 7:30 – 9:00 am
Suite 315 (Palms Tower, 3rd Floor) • Anaheim Marriott
Full Invitation [pdf]

U.S. Telecoms 2007 Symposium

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, An Economic Approach to Evaluating a National Wireless Regulatory Framework, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 19 (October 2007).
[pdf]  [docx]

Phoenix Center Resident Scholar Thomas M. Koutsky re-appointed to chair the North American Numbering Council.
[pdf]

International Telecommunication Union puts PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 21, Competition After Unbundling: Entry, Industry Structure and Convergence on its recommended reading list for the 2009 World Telecommunication Policy Forum.
[html]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Impact of Video Service Regulation on the Construction of Broadband Networks to Low-Income Households, 3 I/S: A JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLICY FOR THE INFORMATION SOCIETY 13 (2007).
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Quantifying the Cost of Substandard Patents: Some Preliminary Evidence, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 30 (September 2007).
[pdf]  [doc]

THE ECONOMIST magazine profiles the Phoenix Center’s “Broadband Performance Index”.
[pdf]

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell cites the Phoenix Center’s research in a WALL STREET JOURNAL op-ed.
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Broadband Performance Index: A Policy-Relevant Method of Comparing Broadband Adoption Among Countries, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 29 (July 2007).
[pdf]  [doc]

Hon. Seth Hammett, Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, names Phoenix Center Chief Economist George S. Ford to Alabama House Interim Committee to Study Broadband Internet Access.
Invitation Letter [pdf]
About the Committee [pdf]

Testimony of George S. Ford, PhD
Chief Economist
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
Before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee Telecommunications and the Internet
Hearing on H.R. ___
A Discussion Draft Addressing Broadband Mapping and Data Collection
May 17, 2007
[pdf]

Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Separating Politics from Policy in FCC Merger Reviews: A Basic Legal Primer of the “Public Interest” Standard, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 18 (Second Release, May 2007).
[pdf]  [doc]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wireless Net Neutrality:  From Carterfone to Cable Boxes, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 17 (April 2007).
[pdf]  [doc]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wiring America, The Hill (April 24, 2007).
[pdf]

Testimony of George S. Ford, PhD
Chief Economist
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies
Before the House Committee on Commerce and Energy - Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
Hearing on “Digital Future of the United States: Part IV: Broadband Lessons from Abroad”
April 24, 2007
[pdf]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Competition After Unbundling: Entry, Industry Structure and Convergence, 59 Federal Communications Law Journal 331 (2007).
[ pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, Ph.D, George S. Ford, Ph.D. Thomas M. Koutsky, Esq., Lawrence J. Spiwak, Esq., Network Neutrality and Industry Structure, 29 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 149 (2007).
[pdf]

T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, and Thomas M. Koutsky, A La Carte And “Family Tiers” as a Response to a Market Defect in the Multichannel Video Programming Market, 15 Commlaw Conspectus 31 (2007).
[pdf]

Phoenix Center 2006 Annual Report
[pdf]

George S. Ford, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 07-01, University of Florida Study Shows Only Winners from Network Neutrality Regulation to be Content Providers, Consumers Lose (March 14, 2007)
[pdf] [doc]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Network Neutrality and Foreclosing Market Exchange: A Transaction Cost Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 28 (March 2007)
[pdf] [doc]

Final Slides from Phoenix Center and Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy Capitol Hill Inter-Active Workshop:
Sound Internet Policy for the 21st Century: Understanding the Economic Fundamentals

  • Professor John Mayo – Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy Georgetown University [ppt]
  • Dr. George Ford – Chief Economist, The Phoenix Center [ppt]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Tort Liability for Software Developers: A Law & Economics Perspective, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 27 (January 2007)
[pdf] [doc]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Consumer Welfare Cost of Cable “Build-out” Rules, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 22 (Third Release, January 2007).
[pdf] [doc]

2006

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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Franchise Reform: A No-Brainer, WASHINGTON TIMES (22 December 2006).
[pdf]

Phoenix Center 2006 Symposium Presentations and Pictures

Final Slides
Phoenix Center Breakfast Workshop at 2006 NARUC Annual Meeting
A Primer on Competitive Bidding for Universal Service
[pdf]

U.S. Telecoms 2006 Symposium

Phoenix Center to Hold Breakfast Workshop at NARUC Annual Meeting:
A Primer on Universal Service Auctions
Monday, November 13, 2006 • 7:30 – 9:30 am
Triton Room (Third Level) • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Full Information [pdf] [doc]

ADDENDUM: PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 23, Franchising and the Digital Divide — The Maryland Experience.
[pdf file] [doc]

Senator Mel Martinez cites Phoenix Center research on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of the Communications Act of 2006 (HR 5252).
[pdf file] [doc]

George S. Ford, An Investigation into the Influence of Retail Gas Prices on Oil Company Profits, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 26 (August 2006).
[pdf file] [doc]

Phoenix Center to Hold an Inter-Active Breakfast Workshop at the 2006 NARUC Summer Meeting: Network Neutrality and its Unintended Consequences
Monday, July 31, 2006 • 8:30 – 10:00 am
Sierra Room J (5th Floor) • San Francisco Marriott Invitation.
[pdf file]

The Phoenix Center to Hold an Inter-Active Lunch Workshop on Capitol Hill: Network Neutrality and its Unintended Consequences
Wednesday, July 26, 2006 • 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Dirksen Senate Office Building • Room 562 Invitation.
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Burden of Network Neutrality Mandates on Rural Broadband Deployment, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 25 (July 2006).
[pdf file]

A Response to Dr. Roycroft (Redux) (July 2006).
[pdf file]

Trevor Roycroft, Network Neutrality, Product Differentiation, and Social Welfare: Response to Phoenix Center’s Reply (June 2006).
[pdf file]

Lawrence Spiwak, How to Turn a Fast Lane into a Slow Lane, CNET NEWS.COM (20 June 2006).
[pdf file]

Chairman Fred Upton cites Phoenix Center research on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of COPE Act.
[pdf file]

Senator John McCain cites Phoenix Center research on the floor of the U.S. Senate in support of CHOICE Act.
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center “one pager” on Network Neutrality prepared for the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee.
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Efficiency Risk of Network Neutrality Rules, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 16 (May 2006).
[pdf file]

Trevor R. Roycroft, PhD, Roycroft Consulting White Paper, Network Neutrality, Product Differentiation, and Social Welfare: A Response to Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 24 (3 May 2006).
[pdf file]

Network Neutrality and Scale Economies: A Response to Dr. Roycroft (May 2006).
[pdf file]

Thomas M. Koutsky, Rules Cripple Cable Competition, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES (22 April 2006).
[pdf file]

Testimony of Phoenix Center Resident Scholar Thomas M. Koutsky before the Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee (18 April 2006).
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Network Neutrality and Industry Structure, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 24 (April 2006).
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Economics of Build-Out Rules in Cable Television, 28 HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL 207 (2006).
[pdf file]

23 March 2006 Testimony of Phoenix Center Resident Scholar Thomas Koutsky before the Florida House Committee on Utilities and Telecommunications:

George S. Ford and Thomas M. Koutsky, A La Carte and “Family Tiers” as a Response to a Market Defect in the Multichannel Video Programming Market, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 14 (February 2006).
[pdf file]

George S. Ford and Thomas M. Koutsky, “In Delay There Is No Plenty”: The Consumer Welfare Cost of Franchise Reform Delay, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 13 (January 2006).
[ pdf file]

Phoenix Center President Lawrence J. Spiwak debates Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) in the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER on the merits of FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s inquiry into the feasibility of a la carte cable pricing. Mr. Spiwak supports the Chairman’s inquiry; Congresswoman Sanchez does not.

  • Mr. Spiwak’s commentary in support of Chairman Martin’s inquiry [pdf file]
  • Congresswoman Sanchez’s commentary opposing Chairman Martin’s inquiry [pdf file]

2005

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Phoenix Center holds its Fifth Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium. For conference materials and pictures of the event, please click here.

Phoenix Center holds its Second Annual State Educational Retreat. For conference materials and pictures of the event, please click here.

George S. Ford and Thomas M. Koutsky, Franchise Fee Revenues After Video Competition: The “Competition Dividend” for Local Governments, Phoenix Center Policy Bulletin No. 12 (November 2005).
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center to Hold Inter-Active Breakfast Briefing on Monday, November 15th at the NARUC Annual Convention, Palm Springs California. Click here for Agenda and RSVP Instructions.
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Impact of Video Service Regulation on the Construction of Broadband Networks to Low-Income Households, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 23 (September 2005).
[pdf file]

George S. Ford, Thomas M. Koutsky and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Competition After Unbundling: Entry, Industry Structure and Convergence, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 21 (July 2005).
[pdf file]

Phoenix Center Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee “One-Pager” Briefing: Blocking VoIP Calls: Foreboding Harbinger or Benign Fluke? (18 April 2005).
[pdf file]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside view: The case for Ryan-Sununu, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL and reprinted in the WASHINGTON TIMES (12 April 2005).
[pdf file]

U.S. Telecoms 2004 Anuual Symposium.
[html]

Phoenix Center 2004 Annual Report.
[pdf file]

2004

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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Internet’s Biggest Foe, CNET.com (15 December 2004)
[pdf file]

Lawrence J. Spiwak, Telecom Tussle: Panel Should Probe Landscape, THE OKLAHOMAN (12 December 2004).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Quantity-Discount Contracts as a Barrier to Entry, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 20 (November 2004). [pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-05: George S. Ford, You’re Not Impaired Because You Are Impaired (10 November 2004). [pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-04: Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Creeping Tide of the Gathering Storm (10 November 2004). [pdf file]

Conference Material, 2004 State Regulator Retreat.

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 19: The Positive Effects of Unbundling on Broadband Deployment, (September 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Interim Rules Buck Telecom Act, LEGAL TIMES (30 August 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: Bush Lacking Broadband, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (7 August 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Net Neutrality: Now More than Ever, CNET NEWS.COM (27 July 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Bad Tech Advice for the President, CNET NEWS.COM (8 July 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-03: Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Little Intellectual Honesty Please… (15 June 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 11: Higher Prices Expected from the Cingular/AT&T Wireless Merger (26 May 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-02: George S. Ford, The Public’s Network? (13 May 2004).
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SBC “cease and desist” letter claiming intellectual property infringement over the Phoenix Center’s use of the descriptive phrase “all-distance”/all you can eat” competition in POLICY BULLETIN No. 8, The $10 Billion Benefit of Unbundling: Consumer Surplus Gains from Competitive Pricing Innovations.
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-01: Lawrence J. Spiwak, Remembering What the Fight is About (26 April 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 10: Fixed-Mobile “Intermodal” Competition in Telecommunications: Fact or Fiction?, (30 March 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 9: Federalism in Telecommunications Regulation: Effectiveness and Accuracy of State Commission Implementation of TELRIC in Local Telecoms Markets (9 March 2004).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 8: The $10 Billion Benefit of Unbundling: Consumer Surplus Gains from Competitive Pricing Innovations (27 January 2004).
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2003

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Phoenix Center 2003 Annual Report
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Phoenix Center's 2003 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium
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House Judiciary Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Delivers the Keynote Address at the Phoenix Center’s 2003 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium (click here for full text).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 7: The Positive Effects of Competition on Employment in the Telecommunications Industry (15 October 2003).
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  • Comments of Robert W. Crandall and Hal J. Singer [pdf file]
  • A Response to Drs. Crandall and Singer [pdf file]

Phoenix Center Holds National Press Club Roundtable on the FCC’s Triennial Review (Transcript and participants bios).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 6: UNE-P Drives Bell Investment - A Synthesis Model (17 September 2003)
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  • Comments of Drs. Thomas Hazlett (the Manhattan Institute), Arthur Havenner (Univ. California - Davis), and Coleman Bazelon (HHB I)
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  • R. Carter Hill Comments
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  • Further Comments of Drs. Thomas Hazlett (the Manhattan Institute), Arthur Havenner (Univ. California - Davis), and Coleman Bazelon (Analysis Group) (HHB II)
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  • A Response to Drs. Hazlett, Havenner and Bazelon
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 18, Set It and Forget It? Market Power and the Consequences of Premature Deregulation in Telecommunications Markets (July 2003).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 5: Competition and Bell Company Investment in Telecommunications Plant: The Effects of UNE-P (Originally released 9 July 2003 and updated 17 September 2003).
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  • Hazlett, Havenner and Bazelon Comments
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  • R. Carter Hill Comments
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  • Response: PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 6: UNE-P Drives Bell Investment - A Synthesis Model (17 September 2003)
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 4: The Truth About Telecommunications Investment after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (24 June 2003).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 3: The Broadband Loophole - Is Symmetrical Regulation in the Face of Asymmetrical Market Power Good Public Policy ? (19 March 2003).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 2: Telecommunications Stocks and the FCC's Triennial Review (11 March 2003).
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Phoenix Center holds National Press Club Roundtable on the impact of telecoms competition on U.S. small businesses and entrepreneurs. (Click here for program and transcript of this event.)

2002

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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 1: In their Own Words (17 December 2002).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 17: Bell Companies as Profitable Wholesale Firms: The Financial Implications of UNE-P (November 2002).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 16: What Determines Wholesale Prices for Network Elements in Telephony? An Econometric Evaluation (September 2002).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 15: A Fox in the Hen House: An Evaluation of Bell Company Proposals to Eliminate their Monopoly Position in Local Telecommunications Markets (September 2002).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 14: Make or Buy? Unbundled Elements as Substitutes for Competitive Facilities in the Local Exchange Network (September 2002).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 13; The Telecoms Twilight Zone: Navigating the Legal Morass Among the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit, and the Federal Communications Commission (August 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL, Opinion: US Competition Policy -- The Four Horsemen of the Broadband Apocalypse (01 April 2002).
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Four Horsemen

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 12: Why ADCo? Why Now? An Economic Exploration into the Future Industry Structure for the "Last Mile" in Local Telecommunications Markets.
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