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The following letter was sent to Illinois State Representatives regarding the upcoming expiration of the state’s telecommunications act and the need to focus on broadband investment. Click here to download a PDF copy of the letter.
Steve Pociask wrote a piece on how one patent pool may be overcharging and leading to higher electronic prices. To see the blog, visit the Huffington Post website.
ACI’s digital tech researcher and writer, Zack Christenson, discusses how a deal between ESPN and wireless carriers would be good for consumers. You can read his piece in the Daily Caller at their website.
Chinese hackers made the headlines in May when Washington confessed that Chinese army officers are behind cyber-attacks to collect U.S. intellectual property and military strategies. It is unclear if the army hackers are on a commercial mission, doing espionage, or perhaps both. In April, Spanish police charged a man with a massive distributed denial of [...]
The Daily Caller ran an op-ed written by Steve Pociask on May 13, 2013. The piece discusses how one patent pool may be sticking it to consumers. The piece can be read by clicking here.
To understand Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a reporter enrolled in 11 free online courses and tracked his experiences. He completed 2 courses and dropped 9 after realizing that although the lectures could be scheduled at his convenience, the courses took a lot of time away from his day job, and some required substantial preparation. [...]
The idea of getting all of your television content on your digital devices grows stronger every day. The latest startup to bring those dreams into reality is Aereo, a new service that allows you to get live television broadcast directly to your computer, mobile device, or Apple TV or Roku device. The concept isn’t dissimilar [...]
The few robocalls I get on my cellphone are fast-talker recordings on a political issue. I often retort even though they are not listening. I don’t get any public service warnings telling me of looming tornados, school snow days or Amber Alerts. I don’t get sales calls from companies I have no affiliation with. Somehow [...]
The follow opinion piece write by ACI’s Zack Christenson ran on 4/24/2013. It can be downloaded at the Daily Caller website. Online Taxation to Crush Competition On Monday, the Senate voted to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act, the bill that would force Internet retailers to begin collecting sales tax on purchases made online. Currently, [...]
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has invited ACI president Steve Pociask to participate on the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). The new CAC term will end October 23, 2014. For more information about the CAC, visit the FCC.
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