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Silicon Valley, Big Labor Clash Over Immigration Reform

May 30, 2013 | David Goodfriend

Former FCC attorney David Goodfriend talks immigration reform through the lens of Silicon Valley moguls, like Facebook, and big labor and the differences the two camps are having over immigration changes.

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Sprint/Softbank/Clearwire Transaction

Jan 31, 2013 | David Goodfriend

If wireless spectrum is the lifeblood of today’s information economy, then the Sprint/Softbank/Clearwire transaction is the technology sector’s pulmonary artery. Get it wrong, and we cut off oxygen to growth. Get it right and watch the innovation thrive. As today’s Forbes Magazine points out, DISH Network’s play for Clearwire likely will have a bigger impact […]

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STELA Is Back

Jan 29, 2013 | David Goodfriend

The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA) is back. The statute sunsets at the end of 2014, so Congress must complete a reauthorization over the next two years. This is the only “must pass” legislation in technology and telecommunications for the 113th Congress. House and Senate committee staffers (Judiciary, Commerce) already are […]

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Investment Tax Credit in 2016

Jan 27, 2013 | David Goodfriend

What happens to distributed, residential solar energy if the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is allowed to sunset in 2016? The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) fought to renew the ITC in 2008. But much of SEIA’s support stems from their utility company members’ desire for industrial scale solar power plants, not distributed solar. We need […]

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