ACI Urges Maryland’s Legislature Not To Tax Online Advertising

The following is a statement by Krisztina Pusok, Directory of Policy and Research at ACI, regarding Maryland’s Digital Ad Tax: ACI strongly urges Maryland’s legislature not to overturn Governor Hogan’s veto of HB732 (Tobacco Tax, Sales and Use Tax, and Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax). The proposed digital ad tax, while vaguely worded, would have […]

Town Hall: High Wireless Taxes Hurt the Poor and Innovation

High cellular taxes contribute to the digital divide between people with high and low incomes, and they slow down the rate of technological innovation. Lawmakers should be encouraging the use of these devices and not tax them. Read this opinion piece in the Town Hall.

Real Clear Health: Make the COVID-19 Telehealth Reforms Permanent

Despite the overwhelming popularity of telehealth among patients and providers, and its overwhelming growth over the past decade, most of the reforms to telehealth are only temporary, with barriers to access once again erected once individual states declare the public health emergency over. To combat this, and ensure patients can continue to access telemedicine, states […]

To Prevent Cyberattacks: Bigger is Better

Over the past decade, American consumers have become increasingly concerned about cyberattacks, cybersecurity, and data breaches. Currently, 87% of Americans say cybersecurity should be a priority for policymakers, while only 51% believe the government is doing enough to address the threat. Over the past decade, cybercrime has grown significantly. In 2010, for example, its estimated […]

Real Clear Health: America Needs Federal Telehealth Licensure Legislation

A federal law is needed to allow telehealth providers to see patients across state lines. That would long way to mitigate the consequences of physician shortages, and it will save consumers costs and provide another avenue for healthcare service delivery. Read this op-ed in Real Clear Health

Chairman Pai’s Rural Legacy

On November 30, 2020, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to step down from his position on January 20, 2020. Chairman Pai’s decision to resign his post will allow President-Elect Biden to pick his own Chairman. While Pai’s tenure was widely seen by those on the left as one of the most […]

Coalition Letter Opposes Changes to Section 230

Today, a group of scholars and policy experts signed a letter to Congress expressing opposition to proposed legislative modifications to 47 U.S. Code § 230 (Section 230) as Part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Section 230 has been called the law that created Internet as we know it. Before considering any changes, we need […]

FCC Announces the Consumer Advisory Committee Membership

Today, the Federal Communications Commission established the eleventh charter of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is operates in accordance to the the “Federal Advisory Committee Act and provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of consumer matters.” ACI president Steve Pociask will Chair the Committee. You can read the […]

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 […]