This piece, written by ACI president Steve Pociask, discusses the best way to get broadband services to be faster, cheaper, better and more innovative. He writes: “If you want broadband providers to put on the gas, regulators need to get their foot off the brake.” His piece explains why and can be read in Real Clear Policy.
Privacy invasions by federal agencies have been widely covered. Their intrusions were known to the Hill and White House, although our representatives were atypically silent on the issue. Thousands in DC who had not been briefed understood that email scanning and the capture of telephone metadata were possible, even likely on a massive scale. As […]
Large sellers with attractive video packages want reinstatement of Net Neutrality so they can continue wedging bandwidth-intense content down broadband lanes. One might think that video packagers like Google (market cap $395 billion), Netflix (market cap $24 billion), Viacom ($37 billion) and Disney ($128 billion) are not delicate startups in need of subsidized bandwidth. Despite […]
The FCC announced last week that they’ll begin testing the transition away from old, legacy-based copper-wired telephone systems to a new digital Internet protocol (IP) system. This new transition, in discussion for some time, will allow telephone companies to propose trials and new plans for an eventual switch to an all IP-based system. The goal […]
Earlier this month, an appeals court struck down the Open Internet rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuit, filed by Verizon, claimed that these rules went over the line, imposing far too strict of regulations on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The rules had said that ISPs were barred from regulating their own […]
In case you missed it, ACI’s released a study last month finding that broadcast TV stations are raising there retransmission consent fees at a rate of 46% per year, which is raising consumer cable TV prices. What is worse, however, is that these fees are becoming so lucrative that they may discourage TV broadcasters from relinquishing spectrum for repurposing to wireless […]
Billions will tune in to watch world-class athletes compete at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, but something else will also be on display – the importance of wireless connectivity in shaping the experience of a global audience. The numbers involved at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were nothing short of astonishing – there […]