Lincoln Journal Star: Don’t Overregulate Nebraska Railroads

The importance of transportation to Nebraska consumers and the economy, including sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, cannot be overstated. Located with access to key markets in the Midwest and beyond, Nebraska plays a key role in U.S. and international supply chains. These systems have come under increased pressure in recent months, causing Americans to […]

Lincoln Journal-Star: Legislation Would Unleash 5G in Nebraska

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 […]

Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska must catch up to enjoy 5G

The next generation of wireless broadband services, a potentially gigabit speed service called 5G, promises not only to increase the speed of video and data downloads, but also to unlock new possibilities in agriculture, banking, transportation, medicine and countless other areas of life. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, including Nebraska, state lawmakers have […]

Nebraska Has the Highest Cell Phone Taxes in the Country: Harms Consumers

Economist Scott Mackey’s analysis shows that the average U.S. wireless subscriber pays taxes and fees on a cell-phone bill totaling 16.3 percent, compared with 7.4 percent for taxes on other goods and services.  Worst offender of these discriminatory taxes is Nebraska, where Mackey estimates state, local and federal cell-phone taxes total 23.7 percent — more […]