The 5th generation wireless (5G) service being deployed today promises to deliver super-fast low latency broadband to phones or homes. Despite some highly promising applications, health care is underrepresented in its use of broadband for competitive and policy reasons but not for technical reasons. The usual pathway for your use of 5G would be via […]
This article by Help Net Security discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security, specifically that updating your router’s software is not enough to ward off cyberattacks. Regularly updating your wireless router is not enough to ward off attacks
This news article discusses ACI’s latest research on privacy and security. It can be read at ZDNET.
83 percent. That’s the proportion of Wi-Fi routers sold in the United States that are vulnerable to cyber-attack, according to a new study by the American Consumer Institute (ACI). “Without addressing these known security flaws, consumer devices could be compromised, and data could be stolen, leading to malicious activity, identity theft, fraud or espionage,” according […]
If you use a Wi-Fi router in your home, there’s a good chance you’re at risk for cyberattack, according to a new study. The American Consumer Institute (ACI) analyzed 186 devices from 14 different manufacturers and found that 83 percent of routers sold in the United States have security vulnerabilities — that’s 5 of 6 […]
A draft executive order from the White House complaining about bias in social media said the proposed order commands federal agencies to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” The leaked White House document is more about allegations of bias against President Trump than it is about antitrust […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, D.C. (September 26, 2018)— “5 of every 6 routers are inadequately updated for known security flaws, leaving connected devices open to cyberattacks that can compromise consumer privacy and lead to financial loss,” according to a new study released today by the American Consumer Institute. The study, “Securing IoT Devices: How Safe […]
This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a regulatory ruling that will speed the deployment of next-generation networks and arrival of 5G services by – among other things – setting shot clocks on the approval process for deploying small cell infrastructure. This development could not come at a better time. To read this […]
24 million Americans — many of whom live in rural areas — don’t have access to high-speed, broadband internet in their homes. But a new study says that next generation wireless broadband, 5G, may be within reach for many rural Americans, if only state and local governments reduce fees that discourage private-sector investment. While there’s […]
Removing barriers to deployment is key to encouraging private investment for broadband services. Today, ACI joined a large group of think tanks in filing comments to proceedings on accelerating wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure. The letter is available online.