Inside Sources: Lawmakers Are Rolling Up Their Sleeves to Legislate Privacy, but Are They Getting It Right?

Congress has less than 10 months until CCPA and other state legislation kicks in to figure out an optimal solution for protecting the online privacy of American consumers. The current patchwork of state privacy laws has not served Americans well, and it’s threatening to become more confusing and complex for businesses to thrive and consumers […]

China’s Internet Propaganda Seeks to Manage U.S. Consumer Perceptions

The Chinese government uses many of its state-run media to implant in the U.S. internet a “distorted and biased narrative portraying a utopian view of the Chinese government and party.” The propaganda is intended to undermine western values that China deems would erode party domination. It uses paid social media posters to place propaganda and […]

Light Touch Internet Regulations Worked

When will policymakers learn from the mistakes of the past? When broadband services began to explode since the mid-1990s, it did so with little regulation. In 2015, when the FCC imposed onerous net neutrality regulations, it was no surprise that industry investment fell. With the reversal of these regulations last year, however, broadband spending jumped, […]

Inside Sources: Data Privacy Should Also Be Congress’ Concern

Data Privacy Day reminds consumers once a year of the need to protect online data and privacy, but it is the role of Congress legislate workable policy solutions. The Congress should acknowledge that protecting the online privacy of American consumers is a non-partisan issue, and it should be one of its priorities in 2019. A […]

West Virginia Must Act Now to Reap the Benefits of 5G Technology

To meet the exploding demand for wireless data and spur new innovations like driverless cars, Smart Cities, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, service providers have turned to the next generation of wireless technology, 5G. With lower latency and internet speeds at least ten times faster than current 4G networks, 5G will unlock possibilities thought […]

Lincoln Journal-Star: Legislation Would Unleash 5G in Nebraska

Over the last two decades, the power and connectivity of mobile devices have taken unimaginable strides. Whether you use a smartphone to shop online, track your exercise regime with a smartwatch, make a doctor’s appointment, or play music using Wi-Fi-connected speakers, these devices have revolutionized the way we live, play, and work. And it’s just […]

Morning Consult: The Digital Economy is Thriving, But Tax Uncertainty Threatens Its Future

For too long, a slanted tax code and uncertainty about the tax status of digital sales has hurt consumers and businesses engaged in digital commerce. By passing the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018, Congress would bring fairness to one of the most innovative and vibrant sectors of our economy. This is […]

5G Will Have Widespread Impact

Spending on 5G network infrastructure is expected to jump from $528 million in 2018 to $26 billion in 2022, producing a compound annual growth rate of 118 percent. Cumulatively, Moor Insights & Strategy estimates the infrastructure spending on 5G by 2025 will exceed $326 billion. The research firm, Analysis Mason analyzed and ranked ten countries […]