The Economic Standard: TVWS Technology Could Help Close the Digital Divide

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 […]

Internet Privacy Has Become Even More Valuable During COVID-19 Lockdown

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 […]

Real Clear Policy: Big Government is Back. What Does it Mean for Industry?

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 […]

FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Files a Recommendation on Truth-in-Billing

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.

Coalition Guidelines in Support of IP Protections

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.

FCC Moves Forward on C-Band Auctions for 5G Services

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 […]

ACI Event Video: Alleviating the Spectrum Crunch

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 […]