The following is a statement by Steve Pociask, president and CEO for the American Consumer Institute: “The FCC’s decision to move forward with the C-band auction before the end of 2020, and provide incumbents with incentive payments to clear bands by 2021, is a win for America in the race to 5G. Mid-band spectrum is […]
Experts forecast there will be over 31 billion IoT devices by 2023. To power these devices and the wireless networks that support them, the United States needs to ensure that the spectrum that powers these networks are put to their highest and best use to meet consumer demand and build new markets. Join us for […]
Professor Joseph Fuhr and ACI’s President, Steve Pociask, signed on to an important coalition letter, calling for the acceleration of the C-Band auctions at the FCC. You can read the entire coalition letter here.
We’ve been having essentially the same debate about who controls the internet for more than a decade now, and while we continue to have the same conversations, intervening events that threaten our security and democracy are becoming more rampant. A policy solution that deals with privacy and neutrality needs to be comprehensive and look at […]
Since assuming office, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai has demonstrated bold and principled leadership to establish a policy environment that encourages the development of new technologies and the high-speed wireless networks that are critical to delivering to American consumers. However, there is still more to do if the FCC is to […]
Last Tuesday, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on the C-Band, entitled “Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans.” On behalf of consumers everywhere, our hope is lawmakers conducting the hearing will listen carefully to the arguments in support of C-Band private auctions and use their influence with the FCC […]
Today ACI joined Heritage Action, the American Enterprise Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, R-Street and the Lincoln Network in sending a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee calling for private auctions of C-Band Spectrum. Such an auction would prevent years of delay that a government-run auction would create, thereby speeding spectrum for 5G […]
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on the Mozilla v. FCC case: “Today, the D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s latest order to keep an open and free Internet, instead of reverting back to onerous 1930’s […]
Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Advisory Committee filed a recommendation on robocall block notification and critical call list development. The filing makes a recommendation to FCC Chairman Pai. This issue has been a high priority topic for the FCC. The filing can be read here.
There is no denying that rural America needs better access to broadband in order to thrive in the 21st century. But plans unveiled by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg risk wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on ill-suited technology. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has pledged $80 billion to create a public broadband provider for […]