ACI Commends Chairman Pai for his Service at the FCC

The Following Statement is from Krisztina Pusok, Director of Public Policy and Research at ACI: “Under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the FCC has advanced multiple pro-consumer policies that have sought to close the digital divide and promote innovation and competition. Among the many successes, to be noted are the efforts to preserve an open Internet that […]

Coalition Files with FCC Regarding MVDDS Petition

RE: RM-11768: Petition for Rulemaking to Permit MVDDS Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band_for Two-Way Mobile Broadband Service Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Carr, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner Starks: We, the undersigned organizations, are committed to free market competition and expanded opportunities for all Americans. Given our organizations’ missions and shared priorities, we write […]

Bridging the Digital Divide: Net Neutrality and Rural Connectivity

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) with the objective of “promoting broadband deployment in rural America” and “eliminating the digital divide” that exists between rural and urban America. The implementation of RIFO has produced concrete steps toward bridging the digital divide and ensuring rural Americans enjoy equal […]

The Jury is Out: DOJ’s Filing Against Google Unlikely to Enhance Consumer Welfare

On Friday, October 30, 2020, lawyers from both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Google will meet to start proceedings in the DOJ’s antitrust suit against the tech giant. In their filing with attorney’s general from eleven traditionally Republican states, the DOJ alleges Google entered into a series of short and long-term exclusionary agreements that harmed […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

The End of the Internet? Net Neutrality Three Years On …

Three years on from the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), it is apparent that the apocalyptic claims have not materialized. RIFO has resulted in a considerable tangible benefit for consumers. Not only has broadband access increased for consumers, particularly for low income and rural consumers, so too has internet speed and capital investments in […]