High Consumer Costs of Net Neutrality

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The fight over net neutrality continues to rage as more tech companies just recently join the fight. This time, though, 60 major tech companies joined to come out against Title II reclassification, which would reclassify broadband as a public utility under the Telecommunications Act, much the same as telephone lines currently are. Title II reclassification […]

Your Internet Prices Could Go Up Due to Taxes: ACI Quoted in Multichannel News

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The following quote comes from Multichannel News and the entire piece can be read online: “Internet Service Providers currently pay taxes, as do many other businesses. Telecommunications services and public utility services also pay taxes, but generally higher rates. The Internet Tax Freedom Act does not change any of that,” said ACI President Steve Pociask. “As […]

Time Is On Millennials’ Side

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The Millennials are the generation born between 1983 and 2004.  The youngest is 11 and the oldest is 30 years of age.  They have experienced different cultural, technological and economic conditions in their early formative years than did predecessor generations; Generation X (Gen Xers) born during 1965 to 1982 and the Boomer generation born 1946 […]

ACI Capitol Hill Event Highlights Benefits of Biosimilars Competition for Patients and Taxpayers

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) today hosted an event on Capitol Hill bringing together a panel of experts highlighting the dramatic benefits that unimpeded biosimilars competition would mean for both patients and taxpayers. The event was held as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is […]

ACI in CNBC: The Elephant in the Room this Holiday Season

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This piece, published at CNBC, discusses credit card fraud and its risks to consumers.  Surprisingly, one solution to fix this fraud, Chip and PIN technology, has been around for 15 years and used in Europe for over a decade with great success.  Maybe it is time for the U.S. to move away from its 1970s stripe […]

The Hill: The FAA’s Fright or Flight

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The Holiday season is officially here and, as of Black Friday, at full tilt. For many, this time of year is about shopping, giving and good tidings. But, for those of us traveling, the season’s holidays bring a certain level of high anxiety. Travels during the holidays are certainly one of the most frantic times, […]

The Green Label’s Bait and Switch

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American consumers of “sustainable” wood products may be surprised to find out what is labeled “green” could actually be made, furbished or processed in an environmentally unsound manner.  This occurs due to misguided government bias that favors one international certification standard, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), over other credible standards, such as the American Tree […]

Broadband Taxes Could Be on the Way

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Federal Appeal Courts have twice tossed the FCC’s attempts to impose populist regulations called Net Neutrality on the Internet Service providers offering broadband service.  The FCC was harangued into forbidding providers from the notion of offering “fast lanes” for services that work better at higher speed.  Populists powered by “one-size-fits-all” thinking refuse to pay for […]