Consumers are at risk of paying higher prices for smartphones because of a potential shortage that could hit the market, if the International Trade Commission (ITC) decides to block the importation of some popular devices. Out latest ConsumerGram explores how an importation ban of certain Apple smartphones will affect competition, increase market concentration and lead […]
“Investing in a 5G network could lead to $1.2 trillion in long-term consumer benefits.” Click here for the Tech Republic article.
“Deployment of 5G wireless will produce over a half trillion in near term economic benefit to the GDP and much more long term. That is according to a new paper from the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, which also says government needs to better help that process along.” Read the entire article by […]
Deployment of next-generation or “5G” networks in the United States is expected to generate $533 billion in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and $1.2 trillion in long-run consumer benefits according to a new analysis released today by the American Consumer Institute (ACI). The data serves as the inaugural report for the new “Lost EconomyTM” series, […]
How much economic growth is lost by excessive regulation? What are the costs of permit delays? How many jobs are lost due to red tape? Regulatory impediments can substantially hinder opportunities for private enterprise to invest and compete, thereby reducing economic output, impeding private investment, slowing job creation, and raising consumer prices. These hurdles contribute […]
It’s time for Congress to Act. Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) called on Microsoft to turn over the cloud data belonging to a suspected criminal. On the surface, such a request may seem routine, but the criminal was not a U.S. citizen, did not live in the U.S., and the cloud […]
The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a nonprofit (501c3) educational and research institute with the mission to identify, analyze and project the interests of consumers in selected legislative and rulemaking proceedings in information technology, health care, insurance, energy and other matters. Recognizing that consumers’ interests can be variously defined and measured, […]
With today’s constant discussions surrounding climate change, everyone from politicians to companies are reaching for an easy win — catchy sound bites with short sighted solutions. The latest examples were recent announcements by Volvo and the government of France, both committing to the sole production and use of electric vehicles by 2019 and 2040, respectively. […]
ACI, along with coalition of national think tanks, signed a calling for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rules to be overturned. The letter is available here.
ACI joins 65 nonprofit organizations in filing a comments with the FCC in connection with its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to restore Internet Freedom. Comments are available online.