Zack Christenson writes an excellent piece on the findings of a recent ACI study that show how broadcast TV regulations will interfere with the upcoming spectrum auctions and will lead to massive consumer welfare losses for wireless broadband consumers. To read the piece, visit Real Clear Policy.
If you’ve spent any time with American Consumer Institute research and material, you’re familiar with our love of the Internet, technology and its promise to change economies, create new markets, and alter the way consumers live for the better. The Internet has certainly proven this out even as the relative age of the Internet is […]
The Senate has confirmed Tom Wheeler as the next Chairman for the Federal Communications Commission. ACI applauds the decision to confirm Wheeler, who now takes on a major role in spurring the transitioning from an old copper-based communications network to an all IP world. News of his confirmation is available at the USA Today.
While researching the near term US economy, a picture of isolated American consumers began to emerge. Along five dimensions, one-in-seven consumers face unenviable circumstances or have made unfortunate choices. While they are not the same one-seventh of the population in each category, they are likely to have significant overlap. One-in-seven is loosely considered here as […]
Evidence that the Internet has had a profound effect on the way people live and do business is all around us. We can find anecdotal proof in almost everything we do—most people’s lives have been changed indefinitely by the technology that has cropped up in the past several decades. And small businesses, even more so, […]