The use of TV white spaces (TVWS) — the unused spectrum in between TV channels — has brought telehealth services to residents in Logan, OH, broadband access to a remotely located elementary school in Claudeville, VA, and a smart grid to Plumas County, CA. Meanwhile more than 25 percent of people living in rural United States lack […]
With much of the country still under some form of lockdown due to COVID-19, communities are increasingly reliant upon the internet to stay connected. The coronavirus’ ability to relegate professional, political, and personal communications to the web underscores just how important end-to-end encryption has already become for internet privacy. During this unprecedented crisis, just like […]
Experts can quibble about the pros and cons of such government largesse — after all, it is not the business community’s fault that the virus shuttered much of the U.S. and global economies. But what is not up for debate is that our nation will be forever altered. Many firms will not survive, and many […]
On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, chaired by Steve Pociask, approved a recommendation on the application of Truth-in-Billing rules for all voice services. The recommendation was sent to Chairman Pai and the other FCC commissioners, and it is available here.
As World Intellectual Property (IP) Day approaches, ACI joins 75 other organizations in promoting their IP guidelines. IP protection is essential in protecting the rights of artists, authors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors; and this protection is key to spurring entrepreneurship, innovation, competitiveness, economic growth, and consumer welfare. The Guidelines are available online.
Today, ACI filed Ex Parte comments with the Federal Communications Commission in regards to the allocation of wireless spectrum. ACI stressed the importance of spectrum requirements for both licensed 5G broadband services and for unlicensed uses. You can read the entire FCC filing online.
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 […]
In regard to FCC’s robocall blocking docket CG 17-59, the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee adopted a recommendation and filed it with the FCC. You read the recommendation here.
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.