A “Future Proof” Approach to Broadband Infrastructure: An Analysis – A Podcast with Doug Brake

While there has been progress to close the digital divide, it is clear that more needs to be done. To address this, some members of Congress and the current administration are advocating for building “future proof” broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas so that we reach 100 percent high-speed broadband coverage, which could suggest […]

Fiber Alone is Not the Right Solution for Broadband Coverage in Rural America

The newly announced American Jobs Plan (AJP), unveiled by the Biden Administration last March, contains provisions that would inflict unnecessary harm on taxpayers and reduce the number of internet technologies developed. The AJP details a commitment to invest $100 billion of government funding into building “future proof” or fiber-only broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved […]

No, U.S. Does Not Have Least Affordable Broadband

The American Jobs Plan (AJP), unveiled by the Biden administration in March, is the most recent federal proposal written under the misleading notion that American consumers have the least affordable broadband among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member nations. The plan includes provisions to address the issue of inadequate internet access and calls […]

Infrastructure Plan Is Bad for Broadband

While on a visit to the rust belt city of Pittsburgh, President Joe Biden released his American Jobs Plan, claiming it would “create millions of good jobs, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, and position the United States to out-compete China.” Aside from fixing highways, rebuilding bridges, and upgrading transit systems, Biden’s plan also calls for “affordable, reliable, […]

The Hill’s Congress Blog: Infrastructure Policy Should Include Transition to Mileage-Based Fees

Washington policymakers continue their internal debate on how to best improve our nation’s infrastructure, be it through bipartisan legislation or budget reconciliation. With significant interest to generate revenue and a clear need to improve our road and highway systems, Congress must make real progress in transitioning away from the regressive gas tax and towards implementing a more equitable national vehicle-miles-traveled […]

Townhall: House Infrastructure Bill Needs to Prioritize Consumers and Businesses

This past week, Democratic representatives on the Hill unveiled the text of a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Dubbed the Moving Forward Act, the plan offers a mile-long shopping list for federal spending—from clean energy to the postal service. But the flurry of ambitious projects draws attention away from the fact that businesses, workers, and consumers across the […]

Coalition Calls for Reforming the Highway Trust Fund

  While the Highway Trust Fund is used to support highway infrastructure across the country, more than twenty-eight percent of these funds are currently diverted away from roads and bridges. This coalition letter from thirty-six groups calls on reforms to fix an outdated and misused funding mechanism, rather than simply increasing consumer taxes at the […]

High Value and Low-Cost Infrastructure Improvements

“Infrastructure” is a constant refrain mentioned by elected officials in Washington DC.  Traditionally, they refer to fixing roads, ports, rails, flood control, potable water systems, and airports.  The topic of infrastructure is less contentious than that of broadening health care coverage.  Old-style infrastructure projects normally call for construction labor and pre-cast cement, steel shapes and […]

Daily Caller: Stop State Kleptocrats From BRAZENLY FILCHING Infrastructure Funding

State governments have developed a despicable habit of ignoring what the voters and their representatives identify as the official purpose behind many grants and fee collections. In too many cases, state governments display the arrogance of skilled thieves, diverting funds from the intended destination. Instead the funds are used to plug self-inflicted budgetary holes. Published […]

An Unusual Level of Coordination on Fifth Generation Wireless

Commercial versions of fifth generation (5G) wireless service are expected within three years.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wireless service providers, wireless equipment manufacturers and even the US Congress are collaborating to make it a success for consumers and the economy. It is important for the US to be an early developer and leader in […]