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PK In The Know Podcast: Regulating Networks and a Creators’ Freedom Project Update

April 13, 2012 Last Mile , Monopoly , Network Neutrality , Network Open Access , Non-Discrimination

On this week’s podcast we consider how to think about regulating networks, opportunities for boutique ISPs, and get an update on the Creators’ Freedom Project.

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On today’s podcast we discuss arbitrary wireless internet limits, the potential marriage of DirectTV and Hulu, and the new British report on using evidence to make copyright policy.  We also solicit questions from our listeners for future shows.

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PK In the Know Podcast

July 8, 2011 Broadband , Competition , Fiber , Last Mile , Safe Harbor

On today’s podcast, we walk through the agreement on online copyright infringement between ISPs and content holders, the data portability spat between Facebook and Google, and get a primer on using music on the campaign trail.  We also discuss the benefits and challenges of building local community networks with Christopher Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance and muninetworks.org.

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PK In the Know Podcast

August 13, 2010 Broadband , Fashion Copyright , Last Mile , Network Neutrality , Wireless

On this weeks PK In the Know podcast, we discuss the ramifications of the Google/Verizon announcement, the reemergence (again) of a fashion copyright bill, and what the FCC’s AllVid proposal means for the future of video devices.

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Determining Causality in Telecommunications

May 6, 2010 FCC , Innovation , Last Mile , Non-Discrimination , Regulatory Reform

With the FCC and most government actors obsessed with incentive creation, it makes sense to determine whether and how a regulatory or deregulatory action causes some desired outcome.  Consider the creation of incentives to invest in physical plant.  Incumbent carriers have spent a lot of time, money and effort arguing that regulation creates investment disincentives and deregulation does the desired opposite.  This simplistic and not always correct premise constitutes the prevailing wisdom in the U.S.

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