Digital Policy Institute

Ball State's Digital Policy Institute
Participates in National Forum on
Broadband and Economic Recovery
July 10, 2012

National Press Club Agenda
Inside Indiana News Release
Ball State University News Release

Dr. Michael Hicks Barry Umanksy, JD


 DPI Sponsored Event:
2014 Copyright Conference at Ball State

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI) was initiated in 2004 under a Provost Initiative Grant written by Dr. Dom Caristi (TCOM), Dr. Alan Richardson (TCOM) and Dr. Robert Yadon (CICS).

The DPI focuses on and is a catalyst for research and education on issues relevant to digital media. READ MORE...

White Papers

  • Indiana Rural Broadband Report 2015
  • Telecom Regulatory Review: Kentucky 2014
  • Reply Comments of the Digital Policy Institute and Kleinhenz and Associates in WC Dockets Nos. 12-353 & 13-3, February 25, 2013
  • Technology Ecosystem in Illinois: 2012
  • Is the FCC Delaying a Digitally-Connected America? (September 12, 2012)
  • Telecom Regulatory Reform: Indiana Update 2012
  • Telecom Regulatory Reform: Indiana Update 2012 (1-Page Executive Summary)
  • Telecommunication Deregulation: A Policy Progress Report (March 2010) 
  • The Evolution of Telecom and the Ohio Template for Reform: 2009 
  • Infrastructure Stimulus: The Rural Broadband Initiative: Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Service to Rural America (Jan. 5, 2009) 
  • Accompanying Stimulus Legislation Letter to U.S. House of Representatives (Jan. 5, 2009) 
  • An Interim Report on the Economic Impact of Telecommunications Reform in Indiana (Feb. 15, 2008) 
    • 2-Page Executive Summary 
    • Retransmission Consent Must Carry and the Public: Current Economic and Regulatory Realities of Multichannel Video Providers 
      • 2-Page Executive Summary 
      • The Economic Impact of Telecom Reform in Indiana: 2006 
        • 1-Page Executive Summary 
        • Michigan White Paper: The Economic Impact of Video Franchising and Broadband Investment in Michigan: 2006 
        • MSU research finds Michigan consumers could save millions under franchise reform bill