The Hill: C-Band spectrum–Private Auctions are the Quickest Way for 5G Consumer Benefits

Last Tuesday, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on the C-Band, entitled “Repurposing the C-Band to Benefit All Americans.” On behalf of consumers everywhere, our hope is lawmakers conducting the hearing will listen carefully to the arguments in support of C-Band private auctions and use their influence with the FCC […]

Coalition Calls for Expediting C-Band Spectrum Auctions

Today ACI joined Heritage Action, the American Enterprise Institute, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, R-Street and the Lincoln Network in sending a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee calling for private auctions of C-Band Spectrum.  Such an auction would prevent years of delay that a government-run auction would create, thereby speeding spectrum for 5G […]

Study: Addressing Privacy and Security Concerns with Distributed Tech without Impeding Innovation

In May 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a warning notifying that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. The Bureau then urged the owners of several brands of routers to turn them off and on again, and […]

Hill’s Congress Blog: The Third Circuit Shows It Lives in Another era with ruling on Media Ownership

In a 2-1 decision last week, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals squashed recent efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deregulate media ownership rules, which would have allowed local news outlets across the country to adapt and thrive. Instead, a 40-year-old rule restricting cross-ownership of a newspaper and TV station in the […]

Politicians’ Love-Hate Relationship with Uber

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Recently, presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined a rally in San Francisco to support Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), which would transition drivers from “contractor” to “employee” status. Despite his criticism of Uber and Lyft, Buttigieg’s staff have already spent $9,000 on the services in the first […]

The FCC Consumer Advisory Committee Files a Recommendation on Robocall Blocking

Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Advisory Committee filed a recommendation on robocall block notification and critical call list development.  The filing makes a recommendation to FCC Chairman Pai.  This issue has been a high priority topic for the FCC.  The filing can be read here.

Hill Congress Blog: Huawei is Embedded in Our Infrastructure and the Federal Government Subsidized It

After having allowed and even subsidized the purchase of Huawei and ZTE electronics for use in American infrastructure and communications networks, the U.S government, citizens and communications networks could be exposed to Chinese espionage and online vulnerabilities. It is now up to the government to undo the damage it facilitated. You can read this opinion […]

ICYMI: Consumer Protections Wins and Fails: Tech 1.0

If you missed part one of our new webinar series you can watch it HERE now. On Tuesday, we gathered leading policy experts to tackle some of the toughest issues facing consumers in tech policy. Panelists discussed how future consumer protections are shaping up, from privacy legislation and what to do about robocalls, to the […]

Inside Sources: Federal Ban on Huawei Protects Both National Security and Consumers

As long as Beijing is able to call the shots, Huawei poses an outsized menace to American national security, businesses, and consumers. If governments around the world are clamping down on the threat that Huawei poses, it’s high time that Washington do the same when the public’s interests are at risk. You can read this […]