Public Utility Research Center Articles: page 1

Mark Jamison and Ted Kury

A pole fire caused a mass Tampa Bay internet outage, company says. Is it a warning?

The Public Utility Research Center’s Mark Jamison, Director and Gunter Professor, and Ted Kury, Director of Energy Studies, share their insights with the Tampa Bay Times on how an isolated pole fire caused potentially thousands in Pinellas and Manatee counties

Mark Jamison

Commentary: Imposing net-neutrality regulations would be a step backward

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering more heavy-handed regulation for the internet, Mark Jamison, Director of the Public Utility Research Center and Gunter Professor, shares his expert insights on why imposing net neutrality regulations would be a step

Ted Kury

News10NBC Investigates: What would a public takeover of RG&E look like?

News10NBC Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke spoke with Ted Kury, the Director of Energy Studies at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’s Public Utility Research Center, about how a public takeover of local Rochester utility RG&E would work, when

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Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of renowned professor and benefactor Eugene F. Brigham

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of former faculty member and finance education supporter Dr. Eugene F. Brigham. The author of one of the best-selling finance

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Maine voters don’t like their electric utilities, but they balked at paying billions to buy them out

Frustration with electric utilities is universal today. Whether it’s concerns over high rates, poor service or a combination of both, people are constantly looking for a better answer to the systems that serve them. In the Nov. 7, 2023, election,

Mark Jamison

The Biden Administration Embraces a Backward Approach to Economics

In his latest op-ed, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison argues that the Biden administration’s plan will hold American companies back from being world leaders. Read more in the National Review. 

Mark Jamison

The problems at the FTC go beyond losing merger battles

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison shares his insights on the troubling state of the FTC, which raises valid concerns about the direction of antitrust enforcement and the agency’s declining respect for free markets and individual

Mark Jamison

FTC Troubles Raise Broader Questions on Future of Independent Agencies

Recent issues at the FTC raise “troubling” questions for the future of independent agencies, includ­ing the FCC, said Mark Jamison, Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor, during an AEI forum Thursday. Read more insights from Jamison in this

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A CEO’s Virtual Mentor | A Regulatory Primer for Board Members with Non Regulatory Backgrounds

Are you a new board member serving on a regulated company board, but from a non-regulatory background? This podcast episode featuring Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison is directed especially to newer board members and executives

Public Utility Research Center PURC 50 Years

Public Utility Research Center celebrates 50 years of service

The Public Utility Research Center (PURC) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Established in 1972, PURC strives to enhance the understanding of issues confronting public utilities and regulatory agencies through conferences, seminars and training programs. As an internationally