This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a regulatory ruling that will speed the deployment of next-generation networks and arrival of 5G services by – among other things – setting shot clocks on the approval process for deploying small cell infrastructure. This development could not come at a better time. To read this […]
Equipment makers, network carriers, and regulators have been working on policy initiatives that could accelerate the deployment of next generation wireless and wireline broadband networks and applications. These innovative new networks are expected to deliver a leap in speed to consumer and business applications. The upgrade in speed from 5G wireless networks is expected to […]
In the months leading up to the end of net neutrality last June, you may have heard dire predictions that the move would “destroy everything that makes the internet great” and constitutes “a body blow to innovation and free expression.” But, the evidence shows otherwise. Read this op-ed in Inside Sources. Despite Doomsday Predictions, Broadband Investment […]
For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of technological innovation. It may be easy to take for granted, but the American record of accomplishment is unparalleled – from inventing the lightbulb, to walking on the moon, and even being the first to deliver 4G wireless. Throughout the years, Americans have come to […]
The following is a statement by Steve Pociask, President and CEO of the American Consumer Institute, in response to the FCC’s endorsement for the “One-Touch, Make-Ready” Proposal: “Today’s approval of FCC Chairman Pai’s ‘One-Touch, Make-Ready’ proposal is a big win for consumers. This rulemaking will allow for faster, more streamlined and more cost efficient processes […]
“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come,” wrote Victor Hugo over a century and a half ago. This quote perfectly captures the growing excitement and anticipation surrounding the coming of the fifth-generation (5G) of wireless services, an entirely new wave of capabilities. Outfitted with remarkably faster speeds, greater capacity and reduced […]
Once again, government regulators are struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation. While children’s access to educational content through the internet and mobile devices has advanced at a mind-boggling speed over the last two decades, federal rules forcing television broadcasters to air programs for children subject to regulations have remained unaltered. Children’s Programming […]
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to enact important reforms to rules related to children’s educational programming on broadcast television, but detractors are spreading misinformation in an attempt to undermine this effort. To read the op-ed, visit the Daily Caller.
The 1990 Children’s Television Act recommended broadcast TV stations to include some educational programming for children (so called KidVid). Six years later, the Congressional tone had become strident and the FCC demanded mandatory compliance on KidVid specifications covering amount of programming, scheduling, and a ban on adverts. Failure to comply would mean failure to qualify […]
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.