Coalition Letter Urges Congressional Oversight on NTIA Broadband Rulemaking

The American Consumer Institute joined a dozen other policy think tanks calling on Congress to direct the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to develop the most practical, economically sound rules for broadband deployment subject to the broadband funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The letter states that “technology neutrality” should be the […]

Coalition Sends a Letter to the STB in Opposition to Mandated Switching Regulations

Today, forty nonprofit policy organizations submitted a letter to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in regard to a docket that considers forcing rail operators to open their privately-owned networks to competitors at artificially set prices, commonly referred to as reciprocal switching. The evidence on record shows that these proposed regulations would be harmful to rail […]

Career Opportunity: Communications Associate – American Consumer Institute

About ACI The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and research institute with a mission to promote economic welfare by improving the understanding and impact that public policies and regulations have on consumers in a free market. The Institute focuses on a broad range of economic policy issues […]

ACI Report Warns Against Reforming the Tech Landscape

Washington D.C., February 4, 2022 — Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released the first report in a series that explores the policy implications of lawmakers embracing techlash and reforming America’s antitrust laws in a way that alters how big tech firms operate. The report, coauthored by Krisztina Pusok and Edward Longe, outlines the substantial […]

ACI Joins Coalition Expressing Concerns Regarding FTC Nominee

Dear Chairperson Cantwell and Ranking Member Wicker: We, the undersigned, represent a broad coalition of organizations opposing the confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If confirmed, Bedoya would bring a record of hyper-partisan, extremist advocacy to the FTC and would steer the agency in a direction […]

Indiana House Continues to Push Anti-Consumer Price-Fixing Bill

The Following is a Statement from Steve Pociask, President and CEO for the American Consumer Institute: “I am appalled and disappointed that Indiana House members continue to push HB 1109 — an antimarket and anti-consumer bill. HB 1109 prevents beverage companies from market segmentation by requiring all retail stores be offered the same wholesale price, regardless of volume, […]

Coalition Raises Questions Regarding FCC Nominee

Today, a broad coalition of organizations expressed strong opposition to the nomination of Gigi Sohn for the post of Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. The coalition letter — sent the leadership at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation — expressed concerns over potential conflicts of interest, lack of […]

ACI Files Comments with the STB

The American Consumer Institute (ACI) filed comments today with the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the agency with regulatory oversight over rail transportation, regarding proposed rules that would mandate rail operators to provide competitors with open access to their privately owned networks. In its filed comments to the STB, ACI explained how these regulations would negatively […]