ACI in the Daily Caller: $3.3 Billion That Belongs To The Public

In the FCC’s recent incentive auction for spectrum, a total of $41 billion was bid.  As expected, the winning bidders tended to be enormous, but this time, exceedingly small Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless LicenseCo stood out. Both have affiliation with Dish Network, the satellite TV outfit with revenues of $14.6 billion and a market […]

ACI in Real Clear Policy: Say No to Wireless Auctions Restrictions

Real Clear Policy published an ACI blog that calls for open and competitive bidding rules for the upcoming wireless broadband auction.  To make matters worse, T-Mobile and Sprint have recently called on further favors from the FCC.  Read how these rules will negatively affect wireless consumers.

Broadband Spectrum: Missing in Action

We are a nation dependent on wireless broadband.  For personal communications, for internet-based applications and for business operations, wireless broadband services are wildly popular among students, employees, businesses and families.  Broadband wireless is available to 99.5% of the U.S. population, according to the FCC’s sixteenth report on wireless competition.     Currently deployed wireless broadband is […]

CMS To Implement Faulty Auction Rules — Will Lead to Shortages of Medical Equipment, Produce Worse Patient Outcomes and Raise Medical Costs

The following a statement by Steve Pociask, President of the ACI:   “The CMS bidding process is so fatally flawed that it will fail to find sustainable market prices for medical equipment. This will create market shortages that will push efficient suppliers to bankruptcy and mean that many patients will not have access to medical […]

What to Look for in the Upcoming CMS Show-and-Tell to Congress

In 2003 legislation required Medicare to begin a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment.  Later legislation delayed implementation until 2009.  To support the original requirement in 2005 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS) began a study named Evaluation of National DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program .  The results of all research activities […]