American Consumer Institute ConsumerGram: Are Broadband Prices Too High? Recent findings by ACI suggest “affordability” depends on context WASHINGTON – Today the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research released a ConsumerGram addressing the affordability of broadband Internet service. They find that “affordability” for a given consumer depends not only on the price of the [...]
Washington, DC, March 16, 2010 – Consumers want more competition and believe that increased competition would result in lower consumer prices, according to ACI’s 2010 Consumer Pulse Survey. The survey of 1,000 households found that 70.4% of consumers support enacting a law that would allow insurance companies to compete across state borders, while 16.9% of [...]
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BigGovernment.Com has an activite blog underway that discusses the finding of ACI’s studies on Jobs, consumer welfare, and (most recently) IT innovation. To read the piece and contribute their blog, click here.
On march 4, 2010, the Sarasota Herald Tribune published Steve Pociask’s op-ed “State’s Insurer of Last Resort Calls To Mind A House of Cards.” To read the article, click here. Your Comments Are Welcome:
American Consumer Institute Declares Strong Focus on Florida Issues; Names Florida State University Professor as Research Fellow and Launches Florida Website
WASHINGTON – The American Consumer Institute (ACI) announced today that it is placing a strong focus on statewide issues in Florida for 2010. The organization’s announcement comes after substantial review of a variety of state issues that affect the majority of Florida’s consumers, including property insurance and telecommunications. ACI’s Center for Citizen Research has established [...]
By STEVE POCIASK Special To The Tampa Tribune Published: March 3, 2010 If an insurance company sold you a homeowner’s policy knowing that, if disaster was to strike, it probably couldn’t pay your claim, you would call that “consumer fraud” – plain and simple. If private insurance companies were to instigate such a scam, the [...]
“Think Tank: Net Neutrality Rules Harmful, Unnecessary” — Wireless Week Cites ACI Study on Innovation and Links To Video Interviews
To read Maisie Ramsay’s Wireless Week article “Think Tank: Net Neutrality Rules Harmful, Unnecessary,” please click here. Click Here for ACI’s Entire Study — innovation-final Click Here for ACI’s Summary Release Click Here for NextGen Web summary and vidoes
By Patricia Born Despite this year’s calm hurricane season, the past decade of disastrous storms has made it more difficult for many homeowners to find affordable insurance. Not surprisingly, they blame the insurance companies. It’s not that simple …. To read the full article, click here. (Originally published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, News-Journal, [...]
Heath Care: 90% Of Consumers Want To Make Their Own Decisions About Healthcare, According To An American Consumer Institute Survey
Consumers oppose the current Healthcare legislation by a two-to-one margin. In a nationwide survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), 48% of Americans oppose the bill, while 24% support it. The survey results also find that 90% of consumers believe that they should make their own decisions about healthcare [...]
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