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Subsection of Annual Privatization Report 2013: Local Government PrivatizationMay 6, 2013
This subsection of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013: Local Government Privatization reviews failing attempts to implement municipal broadband.
Annual Privatization Report 2013 examines local government privatization trendsMay 6, 2013
This section of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013 provides an overview of the latest on privatization and public-private partnerships in local government. Topics include:
A. Mayor Emanuel Establishes Chicago Infrastructure Trust
B. Public-Private Partnerships for Parking Assets
C. Yonkers, New York Pursuing Innovative School Partnership Approach
D. City of Austin Releases Surprising Outsourcing Study
E. Georgia Contract Cities Continue to Evolve
F. Finding New Ways to Provide Parks and Recreation Amenities
G. Water and Wastewater Privatization Update
H. Solid Waste Collection Update
I. Non-Profit Partnerships for Animal Shelters Grow
J. ANALYSIS: Is Managed Competition Dead in San Diego?
K. ANALYSIS: San Diego, San Jose Lead the Way in Local Pension Reform
L. ANALYSIS: Despite Glossy Reports, Muni Broadband is Still a Net Money Loser
M. Local Government Privatization News and Notes
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, recently passed through the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. The bill is supposed to help companies and government work together to help fight cyber attacks. However, it poses some real threats to Americans’ Fourth Amendment privacy protections.
My new policy brief urges the Federal Communications Commission to get on with the business of allocating the necessary spectrum to meet the burgeoning demand for wireless services.
Fair, open auctions are the best way to reallocate spectrumApril 16, 2013
The U.S. wireless industry is being held back by a shortage of spectrum—a problem driven in large part by rapidly increasing demand for mobile data. Consumers are already suffering the impact of spectrum shortages, and the situation is only likely to worsen as wireless data traffic grows. Rather than engaging in disruptive regulatory experiments, the FCC should get on with reallocating spectrum through fair, open auctions.
The rollout of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013 continues today with the release of the Federal Government Privatization section, which which offers an overview of the latest on postal service reform, space privatization, financial regulation, telecommunications and more.
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