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 […]

Audio: An Interview with a Former FTC Commissioner on Why We Need to Preserve the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Policy

There are concerns that leading technology companies are too powerful and have too much market share, thus making them inherently dangerous and harmful to consumers, have led to growing calls to break up big tech companies and to abandon the long-standing consumer welfare standard for antitrust policy. Today, Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research […]

The DOJ Antitrust Case Against Google: A Recap

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has finally released its long-awaited antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging the company routinely engaged in “anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend” its monopoly status at the expense of consumer welfare and competition. The anti-trust suit follows the Trump administration’s desire to rein in big tech companies that it argues have […]

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: Why We Need to Preserve the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Policy

Wednesday, October 21st — 12:00 to 12:30 (EST) Concerns that leading technology companies are too powerful and have too much market share, thus making them inherently dangerous and harmful to consumers, have led to growing calls to break up big tech companies and to abandon the long-standing consumer welfare standard for antitrust policy. Join the […]

The Economic Standard: Proposition 24 Will Harm Growth and Innovation

Proposition 24 is a ballot initiative that California’s voters will decide on in November, and it seeks to expand the previously passed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If passed, Prop. 24 would limit the information that technology companies can collect by imposing onerous new regulations, such as forcing companies to openly disclose what information is […]

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 […]

Morning Consult: Implications of a Government-Run 5G Network

The Pentagon’s recent Request for Information resurfaces a costly and unfeasible idea that the Trump administration has considered in the past: a government-built and operated 5G network. Calls for a nationalized 5G network are motivated both by a national security and an economic component. Besides the obvious and concerning fact that it would require billions of new tax dollars […]

New International Tax Plan Will Come at the Expense of Consumers

Efforts in the last couple of years to produce a new international tax plan to deal with the growth and effects of the digital economy may soon become a potential windfall for many international governments. As countries struggle across the globe from the COVID-19 health crises and the economic turmoil, these countries find themselves needing […]

House Committee Report Seeks to Weaponize Antitrust Laws Against U.S. Tech

Yesterday, the majority staff at the House Judiciary Committee released a report on its investigation of competition in the digital market, recommending major changes to our longstanding antitrust laws.   The following is a statement by Dr. Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at the American Consumer Institute: “The newly released 449-page antitrust report […]