With Additional Broadband Competition Consumers Could See Reduced Costs for Internet Services

The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a new kind of reality, the digital-everything kind of reality, where everything from schools to doctor visits, business meetings, and happy hours have shifted online. It has reminded us of the importance of broadband access and the need to enable the use of promising technologies such as TV white spaces […]

Real Clear Policy: Cracking Encryption will Destroy an Important American Industry

The COVID-19 crisis has made businesses and consumers around the world even more reliant on the internet to stay connected. In doing so, it has created an unprecedented opportunity for hackers and hostile nations to steal invaluable information. The American tech industry provides some of the most robust online security in the form of end-to-end […]

Shedding the Regulatory Burden on Solar Power Will Help Consumers and the Environment

COVID-19 has wrought havoc across the nation’s industries, and solar power has been no exception. While discussions about supporting renewable energy typically debate the merits of government intervention, little consideration has been given to existing onerous solar regulations. Slashing these costly regulations could springboard the solar power industry out of its COVID-19 slump and benefit […]

H-1B Workers are Needed to Temporarily Fill the Domestic STEM Shortfall

With the economy still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are growing calls to ease competition in the labor market by restricting immigration. But these policies overlook the fact that highly educated foreign graduates from U.S. universities act as a stopgap for a shortage of American STEM graduates. Before taking aim at H-1B visa workers, Capitol Hill […]

Letter to the President in Support of a Regulatory Relief EO

Today, a group of 35 organizations, including the American Consumer Institute, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to sign an executive order that would provide regulatory relief as businesses start back up. As many regulations were waived during the COVID crisis, the executive order would ask that waivers be continued until regulations were […]

The Economic Standard: TVWS Technology Could Help Close the Digital Divide

The use of TV white spaces (TVWS) — the unused spectrum in between TV channels — has brought telehealth services to residents in Logan, OH, broadband access to a remotely located elementary school in Claudeville, VA, and a smart grid to Plumas County, CA. Meanwhile more than 25 percent of people living in rural United States lack […]

The Center Square: Deregulation Helps Freight Industry Thrive Without Federal Bailout

After $3 trillion in federal stimulus money went to individuals, corporations, hospitals and numerous industries, the Class 1 freight industry has maintained its transportation operations and provided critical resources nationwide without asking for, or receiving, federal taxpayer money. Other industries and lawmakers can look to how the freight industry has weathered the economic downturn and […]

Internet Privacy Has Become Even More Valuable During COVID-19 Lockdown

With much of the country still under some form of lockdown due to COVID-19, communities are increasingly reliant upon the internet to stay connected. The coronavirus’ ability to relegate professional, political, and personal communications to the web underscores just how important end-to-end encryption has already become for internet privacy. During this unprecedented crisis, just like […]

Targeting H-1B Visas Won’t Help Fight COVID-19, But Will Delay Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a significant blow to America’s economy and countless Americans will be looking for jobs in the coming months. To ease competition in the labor force, four senators are pushing for a ban on certain temporary workers. But the plan would also block highly-educated workers from coming to America on H-1B visas. Rather […]

Real Clear Policy: Big Government is Back. What Does it Mean for Industry?

Experts can quibble about the pros and cons of such government largesse — after all, it is not the business community’s fault that the virus shuttered much of the U.S. and global economies. But what is not up for debate is that our nation will be forever altered. Many firms will not survive, and many […]