Coalition Letter Opposing FCC Nomination

A coalition of think tanks and public policy experts sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gigi Sohn because of her radical partisan views. The letter says that the potential for Sohn to become chair of the FCC makes her nomination very concerning, because confirmation would jeopardize investment […]

FAA Wants to Holdup Your 5G Spectrum for Itself

The future of America’s 5G wireless services may be threatened by unwarranted concerns coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A few weeks ago, the FAA issued a Guidance Bulletin that called on manufacturers to evaluate the host of altimeters in use and report back on possible interference from 5G wireless services, and issued a […]

The Economic Standard: Close the Digital Divide with Private Investment and Competition

With this week’s presidential signing of the recently passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the U.S. is poised to take a step to revitalizing our nation’s infrastructure with better and more resilient roads, bridges, ports, airports, high-speed broadband, and more. While the bill has been promoted as a necessary investment to repair the nation’s infrastructure, […]

Coalition Opposes the Anti-Consumer “American Innovation and Choice Online Act”

A group of policy nonprofit organizations signed a letter is opposition to the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. The letter states that the proposed legislation would empower regulators to weaponize antitrust laws and punish American companies for providing products and services that consumers widely enjoy. Competition thrives when barriers are removed, not when top-down […]

The Current State of Telehealth from the FCC’s perspective – with Commissioner Brandon Carr

The COVID-19 pandemic really prompted a revolution for telehealth services. At the beginning of 2020, only 0.1% of all medical visits in the US each week were conducted via telemedicine. Fast forward to February this year, the overall telehealth use for office visits and outpatient care was 38 times higher than in 2020. Since the […]

Congratulations to Acting Chairwomen Jessica Rosenworcel on Her Appointment as Chairwomen to the Federal Communications Commission

The following Statement is from Steve Pociask, President and CEO of the American Consumer Institute: “The American Consumer Institute (ACI) would like to congratulate Acting Chairwomen Jessica Rosenworcel on her White House appointment as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman. Jessica Rosenworcel, who will become the Commission’s first female chair, has taken important steps to close […]

The Consequences of California’s Proposed Internet Regulations

In 2018, California passed The California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act (CICPNNA), the most draconian net neutrality bill in the country. After continuing lawsuits, Judge John Mendez of the U.S. District Court for Eastern California allowed it to be implemented. Unfortunately for consumers, the passage and judicial approval of the bill means they will […]

Government-Owned Networks Will Not Improve Outcomes for Consumer

In 2020, over $79.4 billion was invested by America’s communications providers to develop and expand broadband access. Last year’s investments brought the total private investment into broadband to $1.9 trillion since 1996, the year the Telecommunications Act was passed and allowed any company to enter the telecommunications market. Unlike municipally-run services, or government-owned networks (GONs), […]

Closing the Rural Broadband Gap: A Dive Into the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan – with Ajit Pai

The Senate recently passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan $1 trillion investment in the country’s physical infrastructure, which allocates $65 billion in broadband spending and is awaiting action by the House. In this episode, Kris Pusok sits down with former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, to discuss what this […]