Removing barriers to deployment is key to encouraging private investment for broadband services. Today, ACI joined a large group of think tanks in filing comments to proceedings on accelerating wireless and wireline broadband infrastructure. The letter is available online.
Though the Commission’s efforts to correct for weaknesses in its formula-based approach are commendable, the latest proposed formula contains a number of serious flaws – both practical and theoretical – that make its use entirely unsuitable for determining the appropriate share of institutional costs. We recommend that the Commission abandon this approach and move toward […]
ACI filed comments with the ITC in connection with a trade dispute that could block the sale of popular TVs in the U.S. ACI estimates excluding these products will increase market prices and reduce consumer welfare by $1 billion. You can read the filing here.
ACI filed comments regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) role in protecting consumer privacy and security and ensuring the competitiveness of U.S. markets while not imposing unnecessary costs on private parties or governmental processes. The filing can be downloaded here.
Over the past three months, the USPS announced today that they lost an additional $1.5 billion. As total losses for FY2018 climb to $3.3 billion, USPS management continues to deflect blame as opposed to rolling their sleeves up and figuring out how to better manage their finances. President of American Consumer Institute, Steve Pociask emphasized […]
Forty-seven groups sent a letter to the House of Representatives calling for all of the individual tax provisions from the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” to be made permanent. The coalition letter is available here.
A group of nonprofit organizations representing millions of American consumers sent a letter to Senate Chairman Mike Crapo in support of Kathy Kraninger, who was nominated for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The letter is available here.
A coalition of twenty-three groups has sent a letter to Congress calling on them not to use the Congressional Review Act as the means to revoke the FCC’s Restore Internet Freedom Order. The letter is available here.
Today, a coalition letter was sent to President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin calling for an initiation of a rulemaking to protect the IRS from targeting nonprofit organizations based on their ideology. The coalition letter can be viewed here.
ACI recently submitted reply comments to the United States Postal Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which asked for public comments on a plan to sharply increase consumer postal rates. To read ACI’s reply comments, click here.