Just published is a piece printed in today’s Forbes on how an FCC can better use spectrum for Wi-Fi. This solution is only a small step, but necessary one, that gets more broadband wireless spectrum online. To read and print the piece, see Forbes.com.
A number of reports have estimated the economic benefits of broadband services, such as wireline and licensed wireless services, and their contribution to consumer welfare and creation of the jobs in the U.S. economy. That much is clear. However, a recent study shows that even unlicensed spectrum produces sizable benefits. The takeaway – policymakers and […]
In 2011, the Justice Department and the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the 1961 Wire Act, which outlawed the use of wired communications facilities to make bets, applied only to sports betting and not online poker. Since then, New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada have passed laws to allow, regulate and tax online […]
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a search warrant as part of a criminal drug investigation. While that may seem like a typical legal demand, the suspect lives in Ireland, and the email records that that the DOJ seek are being stored at a data center in Ireland belonging to an Irish subsidiary of […]
ACI’s writer, Zack Christenson, wrote a piece in Today’s Daily Caller that discusses the DOJ’s attempt to seize emails on foreign citizens that are stored on foreign data centers. The blog discusses the huge economic consequences of such actions and how Congress is attempting to fix the problem. To print and read the piece, visit […]
This article, written by Steve Pociask and available in Forbes, discusses “how Ticketmaster and the NFL have fixed the price” of tickets resold online. The NFL has partnered with Ticketmaster to set price floors, thereby making consumers pay more to buy previously sold tickets. The action likely keeps cheaper online tickets out of the hands of consumers and allows […]
Yesterday, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) filed reply comments to the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding (GN 14-28 and GN 09-191). The reply was filed with four attachments (studies) that provide evidence of the harm that onerous regulations would have on Internet consumers. While the text is pasted below, ACI’s full filing […]