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We leave it to the discerning public, armed with our research and all relevant documents (all made freely available at the Phoenix Center website), to make an educated decision on the validity of our work and the criticisms of it. Regardless, we appreciate the attention (adversarial or not), which signifies the relevance of our efforts.
PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 33, George S. Ford and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Equalizing Competition Among Competitors: A Review of the DOJ’s Spectrum Screen Ex Parte Filing, (May 2013).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 28: T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford, Hyeongwoo Kim, and Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Expenditures, Economic Growth and Jobs: An Empirical Study (April 2011).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER NO. 24: Network Neutrality and Industry
Structure (April 2006).
PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 7: The Positive
Effects of Competition on Employment in the Telecommunications Industry (15 October 2003).
PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN NO. 6: UNE-P Drives
Bell Investment - A Synthesis Model (17 September 2003)
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).