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 […]
This piece, written by Alan Daley, discusses another drain on our taxes, but one that we typically don’t consider — the public costs expended in saving people who have put themselves in dangerous and hostile situations, or what he refers to as the “socialized costs of misadventures.” To read and print the price, visit Real Clear Policy.
A coalition of 42 companies, primarily independent nonprofit think tanks, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for passage of a permanent Internet tax moratorium. Failure for Congress to act in the next 60 days will lead to increased taxes for Internet consumers. To read or print the letter, click here.
The FCC is considering a petition filed by two municipal-run broadband networks that asked the FCC to preempt state laws that limit the expansion of government-owed networks. Today, ACI filed its comments pointing out how many of these networks are mismanaged, unprofitable and costly for consumers and taxpayers, as well as posing anticompetitive risks. ACI’s comments are filed with the […]
This piece, published in the Hill’s Congressional Blog by ACI’s president, Steve Pociask, discusses how the FCC’s restrictive wireless auction rules — rules that favor some bidders over others — is a recipe for failure. The article shows that the auction rules will limit the proceeds, which in encourage fewer TV broadcasters to give up their spectrum. That, […]
Over the last few years, there has been an increase in a type of ticket to live entertainment and sports events that does not have the consumer’s best interests at heart. This summer, “A-list” artists, including Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Garth Brooks and The Black Keys, will use this paperless system. From a convenience standpoint, […]
Dr. Joseph Fuhr, Jr., professor of Economics and a senior fellow at ACI, wrote a piece on how biosimilar competition could provide wider choice and cheaper access to lifesaving drugs for patients, but the FDA needs to write the rules necessary to permit competitive entry. His piece is available to read and print at Forbes.