The FCC is poised to defeat an effort to make it easier for spammers and other bad actors to bombard users through text messaging. Consumers should rejoice. This op-ed is available at The Hill.
The midterm election may have been exhumed the worst regulatory pox ever seen in the high-tech world – network neutrality. If you venture far left in the Congress, you’ll stumble into a network neutrality caucus gearing up to re-impose network neutrality. Network neutrality has a disturbing history. In 2005, it started as a few useful […]
ACI’s Director of Policy and Research, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Transportation and Environment on the economic and consumer benefits of deploying wireless broadband (5G) technology in the city. Her comments are available here.
Americans are spending more on digital goods and services than ever before, but an outdated tax code could allow consumers to be taxed multiple times for the same transaction. Now, an effort is underway in Congress to create national guidelines for taxing the digital economy and protect consumers from this potential multiple tax threat. Here […]
This piece discusses why policymakers at all levels of government need to do their part to advocate for sensible policies that minimize red tape and ensure that 5G can be rolled out quickly and efficiently. Every community in the U.S., no matter how large or small, stands to benefit from this state-of-the-art broadband connectivity. You […]
Who has the authority to tax digital purchases such as downloads of music, literature, movies, mobile apps and software? That seemingly simple question has yet to be resolved, and consumers are increasingly at risk of paying multiple taxes to different jurisdictions for the same digital transaction. A new proposal in Congress would change that. To […]
On the heels of its decision last month to issue a national framework for 5G wireless deployment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take another positive step to spur the deployment of next-generation wireless technology. Next week, the FCC will vote on proposed regulatory changes to the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, which many […]
For those of us outside the hardware and software industries, white papers on Information Technology can be opaque and tedious. Fog computing is different because it quickly makes sense. Fog computing is like Cloud computing, but it takes place in the things around us, such as in sensors and controls embedded in electrical grids, or […]
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order to streamline the deployment of the next generation of wireless telecommunications technology, 5G. This measure is a significant victory for American consumers. Upgrading the nation’s wireless communications infrastructure to 5G will mean lower latency and Internet speeds at least ten times faster than what current […]
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 […]