This op-ed, published in The Hill’s Congressional Blog, discusses the consumer costs from retransmission consent and spectrum shortages.
In case you missed it, ACI’s released a study last month finding that broadcast TV stations are raising there retransmission consent fees at a rate of 46% per year, which is raising consumer cable TV prices. What is worse, however, is that these fees are becoming so lucrative that they may discourage TV broadcasters from relinquishing spectrum for repurposing to wireless […]
Billions will tune in to watch world-class athletes compete at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, but something else will also be on display – the importance of wireless connectivity in shaping the experience of a global audience. The numbers involved at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were nothing short of astonishing – there […]
Just days before the close of 2013 came the year’s second bill attempting to address the country’s impending wireless spectrum shortage. The most recent bill, proposed by Senators Guthrie (R-KY) and Matsui (D-CA), again proposes an auction of currently underutilized spectrum, but shifts the focus of the auctions from the private sector to the public. […]
Failure to get more spectrum to wireless broadband consumers soon could result in nearly one-half trillion dollars in consumer welfare losses, according to a newly released study by the American Consumer Institute. To continue reading the article, visit The Hill’s Congress Blog. ACI’s study on this topic is available here.
Zack Christenson writes an excellent piece on the findings of a recent ACI study that show how broadcast TV regulations will interfere with the upcoming spectrum auctions and will lead to massive consumer welfare losses for wireless broadband consumers. To read the piece, visit Real Clear Policy. ACI’s research study on this topic is available […]
On October 14, 2013, the Digital Policy Institute hosted a seminar moderated by Barry Umansky, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Policy Counsel at the Digital Policy Institute and Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University. A panel of experts discussed the upcoming auction to repurpose spectrum from TV station broadcast to wireless broadband use. The Panel consisted […]
The article is available on the Huffington Post website — download the article here.
To read Zack Christenson’s blog in the Dailey Caller, follow this link.
“The Looming Spectrum Crunch: How Will it Affect Consumer Wireless Services?” Expert Panel and Luncheon Today, the American Consumer Institute holds an expert panel and discussion on the coming spectrum crunch, its effects on consumers and the benefits this important resource plays in the continuing mobile revolution. This event will focus on steps Congress can take to […]