Wisconsin State Journal: Cap Fees to Expand Rural Broadband

24 million Americans — many of whom live in rural areas — don’t have access to high-speed, broadband internet in their homes. But a new study says that next generation wireless broadband, 5G, may be within reach for many rural Americans, if only state and local governments reduce fees that discourage private-sector investment. While there’s […]

Regulators’ Role in Accelerating the Pace of 5G Deployment

Equipment makers, network carriers, and regulators have been working on policy initiatives that could accelerate the deployment of next generation wireless and wireline broadband networks and applications. These innovative new networks are expected to deliver a leap in speed to consumer and business applications. The upgrade in speed from 5G wireless networks is expected to […]

U.S. Can Reclaim Global Leadership in Wireless

For decades, the United States has been at the forefront of technological innovation. It may be easy to take for granted, but the American record of accomplishment is unparalleled – from inventing the lightbulb, to walking on the moon, and even being the first to deliver 4G wireless. Throughout the years, Americans have come to […]

Future of Wireless Technology Lies in Speedy, Reliable 5G Networks

The future of Hawaii depends on 5G wireless broadband. This next-generation of wireless networks will be super-fast and have remarkably low latency, propelling the state into a world of new possibilities: automated transportation, advanced agriculture and healthcare, and much more. But, to experience the benefits of 5G, lawmakers in Honolulu must do their part and […]

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 […]

Sensible Regulations Key to 5G and Economic Growth

A new report was released this week by the American Consumer Institute (ACI), entitled “The Economic and Consumer Benefits from 5G.” The report zeroed in on the promise of next-generation networks and the challenges surrounding the deployment of new technologies. What is clear from this analysis is the massive economic and consumer benefits that will result […]

B&C News: Survey Says — Massive 5G Upgrades Need Government Facilitators

“Deployment of 5G wireless will produce over a half trillion in near term economic benefit to the GDP and much more long term. That is according to a new paper from the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research, which also says government needs to better help that process along.” Read the entire article by […]

New Study Confirms Significant Economic and Consumer Benefits of 5G Hinge on Streamlined Infrastructure Policy

Deployment of next-generation or “5G” networks in the United States is expected to generate $533 billion in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and $1.2 trillion in long-run consumer benefits according to a new analysis released today by the American Consumer Institute (ACI). The data serves as the inaugural report for the new “Lost EconomyTM” series, […]

ACI in Real Clear Policy: Overcoming the Skills Shortage

If President Trump and the Congress move forward with tax reform, U.S. businesses stand to gain trillions of discretionary dollars from lower tax burdens, repatriation of their net profits held overseas, and incentives that would permit the expensing of capital investment. While this would give American businesses the capital they need to buy more equipment, […]