Dr. George S. Ford is a contributing scholar with the CGO. He is the Chief Economist of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Public Policy Studies, a non-profit research center focused on the law and economics of the digital era. With extensive publications on government regulation, technology, intellectual property, and economic development, he ranks in the top 1% of authors in Social Science Research. Dr. Ford’s expertise has led him to testify before the U.S. Congress, copyright tribunals, and state regulatory agencies. Over a 25-year period, he has explored telecommunications markets and worked at the Federal Communications Commission and with various service providers. His analysis profoundly influenced topics like municipal broadband systems and the investment impact of Net Neutrality. Notably, his research significantly informed the Restoring Internet Freedom Order’s decisions.