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George S. Ford, Repurposing Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Is Great, But Interference Issues Must Be Resolved First, Bloomberg BNA (October 16, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Obama’s Policies are Still Threatening the Freight Rail Industry, The Hill (October 13, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Curbing ‘Clicktivism’ at the Federal Communications Commission, The Hill (September 19, 2017).
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George S. Ford, FCC Must Dump Obama's Net Neutrality Rules for Broadband, The Hill (September 5, 2017).
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George S. Ford, Public Broadband Projects Can Leave Taxpayers Holding The Bag, AL.com (August 30, 2017).
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George S. Ford, Overbroad Safe Harbors—A Threat to a Healthy Internet, Bloomberg BNA (August 30, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Law, the Public Interest, and the FCC—A Critique of Title II Comments from Eleven Democratic Congressmen, Bloomberg BNA (August 25, 2017).
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George S. Ford, Not Ready to Ride Into the Sunset: Chairman Wheeler and the Fight for Internet Regulation, Bloomberg BNA (August 10, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Let's Encourage Capital Investment by Rolling Back Net Neutrality, The Hill (August 8, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Rate Regulation By Any Other Name, Broadcasting and Cable (July 17, 2017).
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George S. Ford, Revisiting the ‘‘Virtuous Circle’’ Two Years Later, Bloomberg BNA (July 10, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC Needs to Implement a “Rocket Docket” for Wireless Spectrum, and Fast, The Hill (July 10, 2017).
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George S. Ford, The Real Story Behind Internet Regulation, Real Clear Policy (June 29, 2017).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Ugly Truth About Obama's "Net Neutrality", Real Clear Policy (May 18, 2017).
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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, If We Want Jobs and Economic Growth, Cut the Regulatory Budget, The Hill (February 28, 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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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Let's Not Rush to Judgment on AT&T-Time Warner Merger, The Hill (November 1, 2016).
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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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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC's Lack of Respect for Due Process - Part II, The Hill (July 7, 2016).
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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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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, Puerto Rico's Hamiltonian Moment, The Hill (May 6, 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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC's Lack of Respect for Due Process, The Hill (March 2, 2016).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Laws, Sausages and Air Traffic Control, The Hill (February 10, 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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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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George S. Ford, Is the FCC’s Regulatory Revival Deterring Infrastructure Investment? Bloomberg BNA (November 13, 2015).
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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Small Deregulatory Victory at the FCC, The Hill (October 5, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FTC Misses Mark With New “Unfair Methods of Competition” Statement, The Hill (September 22, 2015).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Obama Administration Policies Exacerbate Spectrum Exhaust, The Hill (July 8, 2015).
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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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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Sony Hack Is Not SOPA Redux, The Hill (January 8, 2015).
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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, The Unpredictable FCC: Politicizing Communications Policy and its Threat to Broadband Investment, Bloomberg BNA (October 30, 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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Tariffing the Internet, The Hill (September 11, 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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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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George S. Ford, Congressional Gridlock Threatens to Tax the Internet, The Hill (June 05, 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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Doing Nothing Is Not An Option to Stop On-Line Piracy, The Hill (March 25, 2014).
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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pole Tax: Government Slows Down Broadband, Chattanooga Times Free Press (April 3, 2013).
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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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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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Attention Congress: We Need More Phone Spectrum, And Soon, FORBES.COM (May 4, 2011).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wasting Tax Dollars on FCC Policy, MONTGOMERY COUNTY GAZETTE (February 23, 2011).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FCC’s Disingenuous “Third Way” on Broadband, CNET (May 19, 2010).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, An Examination of Article III,  CONSULTING AMERICA (April 23, 2010).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, OECD Research Faulty: U.S. Rates for Mobile Use Not Really Higher, WASHINGTON TIMES (October 11, 2009).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, This Probe Could Hit a Dead Zone, WASHINGTON TIMES (August 7, 2009).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Fixing The U.S. Broadband Problem, FORBES.COM (August 4, 2009).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Is YOUR Broadband Access About to Go Bye Bye?, FOX FORUM (June 2, 2009).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Broadcasting Diversity, WASHINGTON TIMES (May 15, 2009).
(http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/15/broadcasting-diversity)

Cesar V. Conda & Lawrence J. Spiwak, Kevin Martin’s Pro-Market FCC, NATIONAL REVIEW ON-LINE (27 November 2007).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Wiring America, THE HILL (April 24, 2007).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Franchise Reform: A No-Brainer, WASHINGTON TIMES (22 December 2006).
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Lawrence Spiwak, How to Turn a Fast Lane into a Slow Lane, CNET NEWS.COM (20 June 2006).
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Thomas M. Koutsky, Rules Cripple Cable Competition, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES (22 April 2006).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Competition’s Calling, LEGAL TIMES (13 March 2006).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A la carte cable TV: Pro, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER (15 January 2006).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside view: The case for Ryan-Sununu, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL and reprinted in the WASHINGTON TIMES (12 April 2005).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Internet’s Biggest Foe, CNET.COM (15 December 2004)
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Telecom Tussle: Panel Should Probe Landscape, THE OKLAHOMAN (12 December 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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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Will Anyone Stop Big Phone?, LEGAL TIMES (22 March 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Letter from the Americas: Get a Grip Pedro, TOTAL TELECOM (1 February 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Free Market?, COLUMBUS LEDGER INQUIRER (15 January 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Monopoly Rebuilding, BRADENTON HERALD (12 January 2004).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Non-Bell Providers Controlling Markets they Fought to Open, HILLSBORO ARGUS (29 December 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Consumers Gained When Ma Bell Died, But Benefits Are at Risk, STANDARD EXAMINER (27 December 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Consumers Gained When Ma Bell Died, But Benefits Are at Risk, PILOT INDEPENDENT (27 December 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Splotch on Michael Powell's Record, WASHINGTON TIMES (13 December 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Is Competition Just Beginning? Or is it About to End?, COMMUNICATIONS TODAY (20 February 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Getting Their Wires Crossed: The FCC’s Plan to Unshackle the Baby Bells is Bad Policy Based on Bad Economics,
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Phone Giants Keep Monopoly But Strive To Make It Regional, DETROIT NEWS (23 January 2003).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Bell Regional Fiefdoms Just a Newer, Tighter Monopoly INDIANAPOLIS STAR (15 December 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Bell Monopolies Carve Market THE LIMA NEWS (29 November 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Stop Bell Monopolies From Carving Up Telecom Market THE ADVOCATE OF CENTRAL OHIO (27 November 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: It Isn't About WorldCom UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (31 August 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: Ideology Over Economics UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (6 July 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Opinion: US Competition Policy -- The Four Horsemen of the Broadband Apocalypse,
COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL (01 April 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Bottom Line: Red Shirts and Rational Business Tests COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL (18 February 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: Enron's Policy Impact, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (16 February 2002).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: The Broadband Shibboleth, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (14 December 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Outside View: Liberty vs. Public health, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (14 December 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Perspective: There’s Not an Awful Lot of Telecoms in Brazil, COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Commentary: A Crisis Of Conscience, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL (8 September 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Should Old Acquaintances be Forgot: When Brasil’s Telecoms Sector Opens Officially at Midnight on I January 2002, Will There be a Sufficient Legal and Regulatory Infrastructure in Place to Ensure that Competition has a Chance?,
BUSINESS NEWS AMERICA (27-31 August 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Perspective: Olive Branch or Trojan Horse?, COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL (16 July 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Perspective: Convergence Does Not Equal Power, COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL (21 May 2001).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Perspective: Regulatory Harmonization is a European Problem, COMMUNICATIONS WEEK INTERNATIONAL (13 November 2000).
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