Coalition Letter Opposing FCC Nomination

A coalition of think tanks and public policy experts sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gigi Sohn because of her radical partisan views. The letter says that the potential for Sohn to become chair of the FCC makes her nomination very concerning, because confirmation would jeopardize investment […]

FAA Wants to Holdup Your 5G Spectrum for Itself

The future of America’s 5G wireless services may be threatened by unwarranted concerns coming from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A few weeks ago, the FAA issued a Guidance Bulletin that called on manufacturers to evaluate the host of altimeters in use and report back on possible interference from 5G wireless services, and issued a […]

The Current State of Telehealth from the FCC’s perspective – with Commissioner Brandon Carr

The COVID-19 pandemic really prompted a revolution for telehealth services. At the beginning of 2020, only 0.1% of all medical visits in the US each week were conducted via telemedicine. Fast forward to February this year, the overall telehealth use for office visits and outpatient care was 38 times higher than in 2020. Since the […]

Congratulations to Acting Chairwomen Jessica Rosenworcel on Her Appointment as Chairwomen to the Federal Communications Commission

The following Statement is from Steve Pociask, President and CEO of the American Consumer Institute: “The American Consumer Institute (ACI) would like to congratulate Acting Chairwomen Jessica Rosenworcel on her White House appointment as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman. Jessica Rosenworcel, who will become the Commission’s first female chair, has taken important steps to close […]

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 […]