There is no denying that rural America needs better access to broadband in order to thrive in the 21st century. But plans unveiled by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg risk wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on ill-suited technology. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has pledged $80 billion to create a public broadband provider for […]
There’s not much time left for the U.S. to take decisive steps toward winning the race to 5G. Approving the CBA proposal is the fastest way to get services developed in the U.S., keep the U.S. on track to be a world leader in 5G, and heighten competition between wireless, cable, and fiber broadband services. […]
Putting the government in charge of 5G deployment would serve special interests, not the public interest. Read this piece on a proposal to make big government build and own the next generation wireless broadband network — Town Hall.
When will policymakers learn from the mistakes of the past? When broadband services began to explode since the mid-1990s, it did so with little regulation. In 2015, when the FCC imposed onerous net neutrality regulations, it was no surprise that industry investment fell. With the reversal of these regulations last year, however, broadband spending jumped, […]
To meet the exploding demand for wireless data and spur new innovations like driverless cars, Smart Cities, and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, service providers have turned to the next generation of wireless technology, 5G. With lower latency and internet speeds at least ten times faster than current 4G networks, 5G will unlock possibilities thought […]
Over the last two decades, the power and connectivity of mobile devices have taken unimaginable strides. Whether you use a smartphone to shop online, track your exercise regime with a smartwatch, make a doctor’s appointment, or play music using Wi-Fi-connected speakers, these devices have revolutionized the way we live, play, and work. And it’s just […]
ACI’s Director of Policy and Research, Dr. Krisztina Pusok, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Transportation and Environment on the economic and consumer benefits of deploying wireless broadband (5G) technology in the city. Her comments are available here.
This piece discusses why policymakers at all levels of government need to do their part to advocate for sensible policies that minimize red tape and ensure that 5G can be rolled out quickly and efficiently. Every community in the U.S., no matter how large or small, stands to benefit from this state-of-the-art broadband connectivity. You […]
On the heels of its decision last month to issue a national framework for 5G wireless deployment, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to take another positive step to spur the deployment of next-generation wireless technology. Next week, the FCC will vote on proposed regulatory changes to the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, which many […]
Last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued an order to streamline the deployment of the next generation of wireless telecommunications technology, 5G. This measure is a significant victory for American consumers. Upgrading the nation’s wireless communications infrastructure to 5G will mean lower latency and Internet speeds at least ten times faster than what current […]