FCC Chairman Announces Consumer Advisory Committee Members

Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice announcing the full membership of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC), and the group’s first meeting date. The American Consumer Institute will continue its participation on the CAC with Steve Pociask as Chair for the group. You can read the full notice here.

Chairman Pai’s Rural Legacy

On November 30, 2020, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to step down from his position on January 20, 2020. Chairman Pai’s decision to resign his post will allow President-Elect Biden to pick his own Chairman. While Pai’s tenure was widely seen by those on the left as one of the most […]

FCC Announces the Consumer Advisory Committee Membership

Today, the Federal Communications Commission established the eleventh charter of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC is operates in accordance to the the “Federal Advisory Committee Act and provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of consumer matters.” ACI president Steve Pociask will Chair the Committee. You can read the […]

ACI Commends Chairman Pai for his Service at the FCC

The Following Statement is from Krisztina Pusok, Director of Public Policy and Research at ACI: “Under Chairman Pai’s leadership, the FCC has advanced multiple pro-consumer policies that have sought to close the digital divide and promote innovation and competition. Among the many successes, to be noted are the efforts to preserve an open Internet that […]

Coalition Files with FCC Regarding MVDDS Petition

RE: RM-11768: Petition for Rulemaking to Permit MVDDS Use of the 12.2-12.7 GHz Band_for Two-Way Mobile Broadband Service Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Carr, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner Starks: We, the undersigned organizations, are committed to free market competition and expanded opportunities for all Americans. Given our organizations’ missions and shared priorities, we write […]

Coalition Calls on the FCC to Deny MVDDS Petition

A request by the Multichannel Video and Data Distribution Service (MVDDS) industry has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow its current one-way service to be modified into a two-way service. However, this modification in service would likely create harmful interference that would disrupt operators in neighboring frequencies. For this reason, a coalition letter […]

The End of the Internet? Net Neutrality Three Years On …

Three years on from the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), it is apparent that the apocalyptic claims have not materialized. RIFO has resulted in a considerable tangible benefit for consumers. Not only has broadband access increased for consumers, particularly for low income and rural consumers, so too has internet speed and capital investments in […]

Letter to Congress: House Hearing on FCC a Disappointment

Today’s hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives entitled “Trump FCC; Four Years of Lost Opportunities” overlooks all of the significant accomplishments of the five commissioners in the Federal Communications Commission, an independent government agency. We are deeply disappointed that the House has chosen to politicize these accomplishments. You can read the entire letter on […]

FCC Must Keep C-Band Auctions on Schedule

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided it would auction off a portion of spectrum to wireless internet providers. It is imperative that the FCC does not push back the planned December date so that 5G can be implemented as quickly as possible. In February 2020, the FCC announced they would auction licenses […]

FCC Must Keep C-Band Auctions on Schedule

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided it would auction off a portion of spectrum to wireless internet providers. It is imperative that the FCC does not push back the planned December date so that 5G can be implemented as quickly as possible. In February 2020, the FCC announced they would auction licenses […]