ACI joins 65 nonprofit organizations in filing a comments with the FCC in connection with its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to restore Internet Freedom. Comments are available online.
In this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission considers preserving a free and open Internet by reducing government regulatory controls, while restoring market-based policies to encourage investment, deployment and access, as well as to improve aggregate consumer welfare. The Commission has indicated its intent to focus on facts and reasoned analyses to determine whether retaining, eliminating […]
Internet regulations are tightening into a chokehold for Internet service providers and edge providers. To the delight of some, governments east of the Atlantic are regulating what content is permissible to store or display. Regulations on the use of consumer information and on grades of access service have been tightened to the extent that they […]
A recent University of Pennsylvania Law School and Penn’s Center for Technology study only confirms what we have already known for some time. As we have written before and again, and based on the long list of previous municipal failures identified in FCC filings, government-run monopolies are bad investments for consumers and taxpayers. This piece, […]
A recent study of Internet traffic conducted by Cisco reveals encouraging signs of progress for the applications and technologies that benefit consumers. However, there are areas of regulatory shortcoming that need attention to prevent undermining these benefits. We have already seen smartphones become dominant over wired devices for Internet access. By 2021, wired devices connected […]
In a recently-conducted public opinion poll, internet giant Mozilla found that there is wide, bipartisan support for net neutrality and open internet principles. Yep, Net neutrality is a popular concept, even cable association NCTA released a survey saying this much. This isn’t new, nor does it really have anything to do with the core issue […]
After years of trying to regulate information services based on fear, the FCC has decided to look at the behavioral record of Internet service providers (ISPs) and the diminished broadband investment due to the FCC’s prophylactic regulations for Net Neutrality. The nation’s economy relies on broadband capacity but since the threat of net neutrality regulations, […]
Today, the American Consumer Institute filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in the State of California arguing that San Francisco’s rights-of-way regulations are over-reaching and will interfere with 5G broadband Investment, thereby harming consumer welfare. The brief is available here.
Statement by Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research: “The American Consumer Institute applauds the FCC and its announcement yesterday to initiate a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to review and potentially reverse the onerous Internet regulations put in place in 2015. The Internet, as we know it, flourished under a light-touch regulatory model. Despite […]
FCC Chair Ajit Pai has not even hit his 100-day mark as chairman, but he is already on track to become the most consequential and arguably the most successful FCC leader in a generation. Fresh from his success in urging Congress to overturn the Obama FCC’s poorly written and absurdly complex internet privacy proposal, Pai […]