New Video: Does Nationalizing 5G Make Sense?

The idea of the U.S. military running 5G may seem a little far-fetched, but the Department of Defense recently published a Request for Information exploring ways in which it can own and operate a 5G network. With concerns being raised from members of Congress and industry experts alike, it is important to take a closer […]

Audio: An Interview with a Former FTC Commissioner on Why We Need to Preserve the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Policy

There are concerns that leading technology companies are too powerful and have too much market share, thus making them inherently dangerous and harmful to consumers, have led to growing calls to break up big tech companies and to abandon the long-standing consumer welfare standard for antitrust policy. Today, Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research […]

The DOJ Antitrust Case Against Google: A Recap

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has finally released its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging the company routinely engaged in “anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend” its monopoly status at the expense of consumer welfare and competition. The anti-trust suit follows the Trump administration’s desire to rein in big tech companies that it argues have […]

ACI Files Comments to DoD RE Defense Spectrum Sharing RFI

Today, the American Consumer Institute submitted comments to Department of Defense (DoD), urging the DoD to reject any proposal for a nationalized 5G wireless network, as it would negatively impact consumers, taxpayers, innovation, and national security, as well as threaten U.S. leadership in the global digital economy.  The filed submission is available to the public.

Coalition Calls on the FCC to Deny MVDDS Petition

A request by the Multichannel Video and Data Distribution Service (MVDDS) industry has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow its current one-way service to be modified into a two-way service. However, this modification in service would likely create harmful interference that would disrupt operators in neighboring frequencies. For this reason, a coalition letter […]

Upcoming Webinar: Why We Need to Preserve the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Policy

Wednesday, October 21st — 12:00 to 12:30 (EST) Concerns that leading technology companies are too powerful and have too much market share, thus making them inherently dangerous and harmful to consumers, have led to growing calls to break up big tech companies and to abandon the long-standing consumer welfare standard for antitrust policy. Join the […]

Upcoming Webinar: Nationalizing 5G? Making Sense of This Proposal

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT The idea of nationalizing 5G seems to be resurfacing again, with DoD recently publishing a Request for Information exploring ways in which it can own and operate a 5G network. With concerns being raised from members of Congress and industry experts alike, it is important […]

The Economic Standard: Proposition 24 Will Harm Growth and Innovation

Proposition 24 is a ballot initiative that California’s voters will decide on in November, and it seeks to expand the previously passed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If passed, Prop. 24 would limit the information that technology companies can collect by imposing onerous new regulations, such as forcing companies to openly disclose what information is […]

Real Clear Policy: Nationalizing 5G Is Not the Way to Win

A bold article published by Axios two years ago that included leaked documents by a senior National Security Council official recommended a government-operated 5G network as a solution to win the 5G race. The idea of a government-built 5G network was met with loud resistance from industry experts. Back then, the idea did not go anywhere, as wireless providers […]

ICYMI: Postmaster General is Delivering Important Postal Fixes

ICYMI: President and CEO for the American Consumer Institute Steve Pociask published an op-ed in The Economic Standard stating that new insinuations and hyperbole about U.S. Postal Service’s operations ignore the larger issue that mail delays have been an ongoing problem for consumers who depend on the Postal Service as a facilitator of commerce. Pociask’s […]