Mergers often raise antitrust concerns. This is particularly the case when direct competitors combine to form a much larger company – referred to as a horizontal merger. Because these sorts of mergers eliminate competitors and consumer choice, they can lead to a significant increase in market concentration and pose anticompetitive risks. At its core, regulatory […]
The use of cloud storage and computing service has spread rapidly because it offers flexibility and cost-effectiveness that companies will find difficult to replicate with an owned and operated datacenter. The challenge of having spare capacity to support nimble innovation and yet control IT costs is a chronic tradeoff for most enterprises. Cloud services let […]
The following letter to Congress urges them to use the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order — Coalition Letter.
Do you worry that Comcast and Verizon might use your age, gender and address to concoct an effectively targeted advert? Most of us would prefer to see fewer adverts, and when we shop on the Internet, we do not need an advert’s help to find want we want. The marginal improvement in an advert made […]
Technologies used to support communications services are influx and that is a constructive sign for consumers. Copper-based networks installed in the late 1800s and early 1900s are being replaced by coaxial, fiber and wireless networks. The marketplace has coached consumers to expect useful applications at ultra-fast speeds, and to deliver on that expectation, communications services […]
Freedom Caucus, an affiliation of conservative U.S. Representatives has released a list of regulations and executive orders that merit immediate repeal when Donald Trump becomes President. It did not err by suggesting that federal laws should be repealed by executive order. The list covers 226 rules issued by many departments and agencies. In a list […]
Cyberattacks are distressingly common. Chronicles of these criminal attacks against US government institutions and corporations are much alike — private information for thousands or millions of victims is exposed to misuse by criminals who are seldom identified or caught. The database operator offers its regrets to the consumer victims and as penance pays for a […]
For many Americans, the key issue in the recent election was which path would lead to sustained growth and better incomes. That was what some candidates chose to focus on, but the issue remains central in the public’s mind. There are pragmatic approaches to fostering growth in Americans’ incomes – including repatriation of the $2 […]
The economy has been shackled by $2 trillion in annual regulatory costs that impede commerce and are a drag on household incomes. Recent public sentiment shows that the public has had enough. The election results tell us that voters want a path for sustained economic growth. That path means undoing harmful regulations that have impeded […]
This ACI op-ed, published in FORBES, discusses the U.S. Postal Service’s monopoly on the use of your mailbox. When a private delivery service puts your package into your mailbox, the Postal Service can remove your package and then require consumers to pay the postal service to retrieve their own package. With the growth in online shopping, there is a need to modernize this archaic regulation.