The STREAMLINE Small Cell Deployment Act (S. 3157) will help clear the pathway to America’s implementation of fifth generation (5G) wireless broadband networks and applications. America has the talent and investment funds to rollout 5G, but so do China, Japan and South Korea. There is urgency in America’s 5G rollout because the nation that achieves substantial early […]
ACI filed comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) role in protecting consumer privacy and security and ensuring the competitiveness of U.S. markets while not imposing unnecessary costs on private parties or governmental processes. The filing can be downloaded here.
Serious researchers agree on the scale of the US regulatory burden and the benefits that would flow from removing or updating many of the regulations. A careful review of federal regulations’ efficacy and their impact on consumers is underway. Those that are no longer beneficial or relevant should be removed to achieve a greater degree […]
The story of mall closures is complex, but creditors could be the unsung lynchpins in America’s ever-widening retail closure pandemic. To read our commentary, visit Investor Business Daily.
EU’s Flawed Approach to Silicone Regulation Reveals Broader Threat to Innovation
There’s reason to fear the U.S. is falling way behind China, a chief international competitor, in the race to commercialize 5G technology. While the U.S. was once the leader in wireless services, a new Deloitte study finds China moving quickly to buildout its “next generation” wireless broadband services (5G). That competitive lead will give an […]
The days of widespread music piracy on the internet are largely gone. That shameful period of lawless behavior stripped income from songwriters and performance artists. The early use of digital audio sharing services such as Napster seldom honored copyrights and some consumers gorged on downloaded music for free. In contrast, today’s popular and law-abiding music […]
The “news” on cable TV seems skewed toward partisan bickering on topics our politicians refuse to address seriously. They criticize their opponents and quickly move on to the next allegation in the hope that some of the mud will stick. These unending arguments are fueled by the stylish, everchanging topics in the social justice bucket. […]
Over the past three months, the USPS announced today that they lost an additional $1.5 billion. As total losses for FY2018 climb to $3.3 billion, USPS management continues to deflect blame as opposed to rolling their sleeves up and figuring out how to better manage their finances. President of American Consumer Institute, Steve Pociask emphasized […]
For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of technological innovation. It may be easy to take for granted, but the American record of accomplishment is unparalleled – from inventing the lightbulb, to walking on the moon, and even being the first to deliver 4G wireless. Throughout the years, Americans have come to […]