Mark Jamison Articles

Google vs US Attorneys General | In 60 seconds

Reading Time: < 1 minute Attorneys Generals from 48 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. have launched an investigation into Google for possible antitrust violations. Is there a basis for these investigations, or are the AG’s trying to get a say in how to run the tech giant? Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison shares his take on the antitrust probe.  

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For politicians on both left and right, it’s open season on tech companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute In three separate hearings last week, members of Congress spoke with big tech executives about Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans, alleged censorship by Google and antitrust issues in the industry. Director of the Public Utility Research Center and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison discusses how regulation of the tech industry could impact consumers in a story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jamison also recently wrote about how government regulation of big tech could cost consumers $700 million. Read his reasoning in a story

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Public Utility Research Center Director panelist in big tech debate

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Thursday, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison was a panelist on Fox’s Deep Dive along with multiple editors from the Wall Street Journal. The panel discussion, titled “Big Tech Debate,” was hosted by deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page Dan Henninger. Dr. Jamison, Henninger, and Wall Street Journal assistant editorial features editors Jason Willick and Mene Ukueberuwa discussed the world of big tech and whether or not it needs to be broken up.

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Public Utility Research Center Director invited to testify before US Senate on rural broadband expansion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Tuesday, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison spoke as a witness to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation as part of a hearing related to the expansion of broadband in rural areas of the U.S. The hearing, titled “The Impact of Broadband Investments in Rural America,” focused on the Federal Communications Commission’s order to improve the quality and expand the availability of rural broadband, in addition to opportunities and investments to

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Public Utility Research Center Director appointed to energy task force by Puerto Rico governor

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mark A. Jamison, Director of the Public Utility Research Center and Gunter Professor, was appointed by Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to serve on a Blue Ribbon Task Force to rebuild the Commonwealth’s energy policies and regulation following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The project, “Strategizing and Electric Energy Policy and Regulatory Framework in Puerto Rico,” seeks to establish a reliable, affordable and sustainable electric energy grid system as well as develop

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Can we trust blockchain?

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Blockchain is supposed to be trustless, meaning that it does not require a third party, such as a bank, to validate payments and other asset transfers,” writes Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center. “As Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator (or creators) of bitcoin, which effectively launched blockchain technology, said: ‘We have proposed a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.’” So, did Nakamoto succeed? No. Read more from Dr. Jamison about why blockchain changes

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How should Facebook and other companies protect privacy while letting people share their information between apps and services?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In an era when technology and social media companies are under fire for sharing user data, and users feel more and more like they’re the stars of their own version of “The Truman Show,” companies are questioning if and under what circumstances they should share information between one another or with other software developers. Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center, explores this topic in a Facebook guest post included in a series on data portability

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Five reasons why Europe fines Google and the US tech sector

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since June of last year, the EU has fined Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company) $7.7 billion. But what has Alphabet done to receive such high fines? Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center, discusses five reasons why the EU imposes record-breaking fines on U.S. tech companies in his latest blog post.

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What’s behind the push for vertical mergers?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cash. Okay. It is more complicated than that, explains Dr. Mark Jamison, Gunter Professor and Director of the Public Utility Research Center. Dr. Jamison discusses how vertical mergers can provide network operators with financial resources important for expanding infrastructure in his latest AEI blog post.  

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America should build on the Swiss model to regulate cryptocurrency

Reading Time: < 1 minute Public Utility Research Center Director Dr. Mark Jamison explains how the emergence of cryptocurrencies has once again pushed technology ahead of current regulatory systems. In the story published on The Hill, Dr. Jamison discusses how regulators can navigate diverse and rapidly changing cryptocurrency business models using the current Swiss model as an example. Read the complete article from The Hill.