Sony, North Korea, the US, and the Mistake of Hackers

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Consumers were alerted to the cyber-attack on Sony evidently conducted by North Korea (NK) in return for a stoner movie called The Interview.  As it stands, the US seems to be doing little and Sony has round-filed the offending movie.  Sony executives had let their sharp tongues overrun their good judgment in emails that criticized […]

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 […]

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 […]

Regulations Could Soon Increase Your Broadband Prices

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This piece, written for the American Enterprise Institute’s Tech Policy Daily blog explains why regulating broadband service providers like public utilities will guarantee that consumers will pay substantially more for their broadband services.  To read or print the piece, visit the AEI’s TechPolicyDaily.Com.

Proof: Regulating the Internet Means Consumers Pay More

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The American Consumer Institute sent an Ex Parte letter to the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission explaining how the proposed reclassification of broadband services from an “information service” to a “telecommunications service” under Title II regulations would subject broadband services to a full array of new taxes, which means that consumers will be paying substantially more for their broadband services.  A PDF of […]

The Hill: FCC Regulations Almost Killed the Internet

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Did you know that old, monopoly-style regulations almost killed the Internet a couple of decades ago?  Now, a proposal being considered at the FCC might come back to these “common carrier” regulations.  To read ACI’s newest piece, visit The Hill’s Congressional Blog.

Don’t Remove the Internet’s Bulletproof Vest

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Compared to Internet services and technologies, no other sector has created so many well-paying jobs, engendered so much labor productivity, and freed consumers to work, learn, shop, enjoy and care for each other. The internet has been our express train for sharing developments in education, health care, finance, retailing, publishing, and entertainment. The Internet reaches […]