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2020

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-07:
George S. Ford, Are Broadband Prices Declining? A Look at the FCC’s Price Survey Data (October 26, 2020).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-06:
George S. Ford, The Open Technology Institute’s Cost of Connectivity 2020 Report: A Critical Review (July 20, 2020).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-05:
George S. Ford, Subsidizing Broadband: Price, Relevance, and the Digital Divide (July 7, 2020).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-04:
George S. Ford, Trends in Lifeline Reform: A Look at the Evidence, Not the Politics (July 1, 2020).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-03:
George S. Ford, Is France a Broadband Nirvana? A Look at the Data (June 18, 2020).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-02:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, Stepping Back onto the Escalator: Answering the D.C. Circuit’s Remand of the Pole Attachment Question (April 13, 2020).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 20-01:
George S. Ford, Could Acceleration Payments Increase Funding for Broadband? A Review of the FCC’s C-Band Plan (February 18, 2020).
[pdf] [press release]

2019

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-07:
George S. Ford, Infrastructure Investment in the Railroad Industry: An Econometric Analysis (December 9, 2019).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-06:
George S. Ford, Does Title II Reduce Infrastructure Investment? Repairing Hooton’s Analysis (October 15, 2019).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-05:
George S. Ford, Statistical Negligence in Title II Impact Analysis (October 1, 2019).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-04:
George S. Ford, Cost-Benefit Analysis at the FCC: A Look at the 900 MHz Band (September 16, 2019).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-03:
George S. Ford, Quantifying the Overstatement in Broadband Availability from the Form 477 Data: An Econometric Approach (July 11, 2019).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-02:
George S. Ford, Broadband as a Source of Rural Decline: A Look at the Data (June 13, 2019).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 19-01:
George S. Ford, Estimating Betas in Practice: Alternatives that Matter and Those that Do Not (January 9, 2019).
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2018

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-10:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Addressing Holdouts in the Repurposing of Spectrum for Broadband Services (December 19, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-09:
George S. Ford, Infrastructure Investment After Title II (November 1, 2018).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-08:
T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, Expediting Spectrum Repurposing Through Market Transactions (October 12, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-07:
George S. Ford, Rhetoric Aside: What the Data Actually Say About Broadband Deployment (September 4, 2018).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-06:
George S. Ford, Potential Implications of the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger on Wholesale Markets (August 27, 2018).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-05:
George S. Ford, Fair Use and the Economy: A Review of CCIA’s Estimate (June 27, 2018).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-04:
George S. Ford, Stock Market Reactions to the Sprint-TMO Merger (May 23, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-03:
George S. Ford, Comcast’s Capital Spending After Reclassification: A Check on Claims (April 25, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-02:
George S. Ford, Reclassification and the Availability of “Broadband” Service: A Counterfactual Check on Recent Claims (April 19, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 18-01:
George S. Ford, A Review of the Berkman Center’s Price Survey of Municipal Broadband Markets (January 24, 2018).
[pdf] [press release]

2017

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-12:
George S. Ford, The Vanishing Benefits of Fair Use: A Review of the Flynn-Palmedo Study on “User Rights” in Copyright Law (December 18, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-11:
George S. Ford, Financial Implications of Opelika’s Municipal Broadband Network (August 24, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-10:
George S. Ford, A Further Review of the Internet Association’s Empirical Study on Network Neutrality and Investment (August 14, 2017).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-09:
George S. Ford, A Review of the Internet Association’s Empirical Study on Network Neutrality and Investment (July 24, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-08:
George S. Ford, Reclassification and Investment: A Statistical Look at the 2016 Data (July 13, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-07:
George S. Ford, Broadband Speeds Post-Reclassification: An Empirical Approach (June 27, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-06:
George S. Ford, Below the Belt: A Review of Free Press and the Internet Association’s Investment Claims (June 20, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-05:
George S. Ford, “Regulatory Revival” and Employment in Telecommunications (June 12, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

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 POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-03:
George S. Ford, Net Neutrality, Reclassification and Investment: A Further Analysis (May 16, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 17-02:
George S. Ford, Net Neutrality, Reclassification and Investment: A Counterfactual Analysis (April 25, 2017).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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 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]

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]

2015

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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-04:
George S. Ford, Free Markets, Monopolies, and Copyright (June 25, 2014).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 14-03:
George S. Ford, Should the Internet Tax Moratorium be Made Permanent? (June 2, 2014).
[pdf] [press release]

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]

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

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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).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-04:
George S. Ford, The Economics of Bidder Exclusion Rules: A Response to Dr. Baker (July 18, 2013).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-03:
George S. Ford, Will Bidder Exclusions Increase Auction Revenue? A Review of the Arguments (June 11, 2013).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 13-02:
George S. Ford, Revisiting Internet Use and Depression Among the Elderly (June 7, 2013).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

2012

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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, 2012).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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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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).
[pdf] [press release]

PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 11-05:
George S. Ford, Mobile Broadband and Job Search: An Empirical Test (September 6, 2011).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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).
[pdf] [press release]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 10-01:
George S. Ford, Internet Use and Job Search: More Evidence
(January 26, 2010).
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2009

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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]

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).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-02:
George S. Ford, Econometric Analysis of Broadband Subscriptions: A Note on Specification
(May 12, 2009).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 09-01:
George S. Ford, Normalizing Broadband Connections
(May 12, 2009).
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2008

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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-03 (Second Edition):
George S. Ford, Broadband Expectations and the Convergence of Ranks
(October 1, 2008).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-02:
George S. Ford, Valuing the AWS-3 Spectrum: A Response to Comments
(July 21, 2008).
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PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 08-01:
George S. Ford, Calculating the Value of Unencumbered AWS-III Spectrum
(June 25, 2008).
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2007

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

2004

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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]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-03:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Little Intellectual Honesty Please… (15 June 2004). [pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-02:
George S. Ford, The Public’s Network? (13 May 2004). [pdf file]

PHOENIX CENTER PERSPECTIVE No. 04-01:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, Remembering What the Fight is About (26 April 2004). [pdf file]


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