Internet Regulations Will Cost Jobs

Latest Study Consistent with Findings Showing Internet Regulations as a Detriment to Consumers, Broadband Investment and the Economy Jobs, Jobs, Jobs At the State of Union Address, President Obama identified jobs as the “number one focus” for the year – and no wonder. While the unemployment rate dipped from December to January from 10.0% to […]

Washington Times Op-Ed: Don’t Fix the Internet

On February 16th 2010, the Washington Times ran an op-ed written by Steve Pociask of ACI that gives the results of a recent study on IT jobs.  That study showed that (for every dollar of revenue) Internet Service Providers are investing more and creating more jobs than other companies on the network’s edge.  However, the FCC is […]

ACI Letter to the FCC Addresses Flawed Study Cited By Commenting Parties


February 10, 2010 Chairman Julius Genachowski Commissioner Michael J. Copps Commissioner Robert M. McDowell Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker Regarding GN Docket No. 09-191 and WC Docket No. 07-52 Dear Commissioners: This letter and its attachment respond to recent comments filed by parties that cite a study by the S. Derek Turner of […]

ACI Agrees With DOJ – Google Book Settlement Poses Anticompetitive Risks

Washington, DC, February 5, 2010 –– We applaud yesterday’s statement by the U.S. Department of Justice expressing its problems with the proposed Google Book Search Settlement, stating that the settlement is “an attempt to use the class action mechanism to implement forward-looking business arrangements that go far beyond the dispute before the court in this […]

LA Times Reports on the Need for Better Product Labelling, Cites American Consumer Institute Research

This Los Angeles Times article discusses the high cost of computer printer ink and the lack of product labeling on ink cartridges.  The article cites ACI’s 2007 study on the issue.  The Times article discusses efforts by the organization — National Conference on Weights and Measures — to investigate the issue.  To read the entire article in the Times, […]