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May 12th, 2017 by

By Karen Kerrigan- On May 8th, fourteen female United States Senators signed a letter addressed to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai that essentially expressed opposition to his announcement to reform excessive regulations on broadband service and the internet. They claim Chairman Pai’s initiative would have a negative impact on women-owned businesses across the […]

May 11th, 2017 by

           Weigh in to Reduce Red Tape! By Karen Kerrigan- President Trump has issued various executive orders on reforming and streamlining the federal regulatory system. This is a critical issue for small businesses and entrepreneurship, and a top concern for business owners. The cost and burden of regulation disproportionately impacts small firms and remains a […]

May 9th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Reserve released its latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices on May 8, which looks at “changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months.” A few key points regarding small business: Easing Terms […]

April 20th, 2017 by

NEWS For Immediate Release                                                            Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) urged the commissioners of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to support a proposal directed at the Business Data Services market, via a March 30 draft report and order, which is scheduled to be voted on by […]

April 19th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- When discussing broadband services and public policy, it’s apparently too much to expect that a basic understanding of economics and markets will provide a foundation from which to proceed. That was most recently evident in a New York Times op-ed written by Susan Crawford, a law professor at Harvard, which amounts […]

April 12th, 2017 by

  Second in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- The emphasis on the regulatory front has switched dramatically in a short period of time. During the Obama administration, the default was to increase regulation – in fact, it was eight years of hyper-regulation. Part of that hyper-regulation was passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory […]

April 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Under its previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) managed to find, or more accurately, seemed to manufacture reasons to regulate the broadband industry. Of course, this effort stood in stark contrast to the realities of robust innovation and competition that have blossomed and spread throughout the broadband market […]

March 31st, 2017 by

(and why we need to clean up the mess) First in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not unusual for politicians to react to a real or perceived crisis by haphazardly doing “something.” We saw this during the debate over ObamaCare. That is, our health care system was declared a mess (despite it […]

March 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Throughout its eight years, the Obama administration was relentless in its opposition to carbon-based energy resources, leading many observers to refer to a “war on coal” and a “war on energy.” That war is coming to an end. Not only has President Trump reversed the Obama White House by approving the […]

March 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On March 22, I had the opportunity to testify before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment of the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives. The subject of the hearing was “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. […]

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