Access to credit is vital for families and communities to invest and grow. For the millions of Americans who rely on small-dollar loans as a last resort, the CFPB’s decision to reconsider placing additional restrictions on these loans should be welcome news. You can read this op-ed in The Hill.
Preventing railroads from capitalizing on technological innovations would hinder the industry’s ability to control its costs, reduce resources available for additional safety measures, and raise costs on businesses that rely on freight railroads to ship their goods to market. And there’s no evidence that safety would improve.
A large coalition of consumer advocacy groups and public policy organizations is urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adapt its KidVid rules governing children’s educational programming to the changing media landscape. “In light of the significant transformations in the children’s video programming marketplace in the decades since the Commission adopted many of the KidVid […]
The next generation of broadband, 5G, runs as a wireless service about 70 times faster than today’s broadband network. The 5G network capacity will accommodate far more connections that are available today. In the wider community, 5G will support the operation of driverless vehicles to transport people and goods. Telemedicine will operate between clinics, patients […]
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, regarding today’s the House of Representative’s vote to increase regulations on internet services: “The passing of the “Save the Internet Act” in the House of Representatives today is not the innovative policy change the internet needs but rather a step […]
Governor Kemp has a bill to sign in Georgia, if encouraging the next generation of broadband, 5G, is important to his state. It should be and here is what is at stake. 5G is a wireless service about 70 times faster than today’s broadband network. The 5G network capacity will accommodate far more connections that […]
When will policymakers learn from the mistakes of the past? When broadband services began to explode since the mid-1990s, it did so with little regulation. In 2015, when the FCC imposed onerous net neutrality regulations, it was no surprise that industry investment fell. With the reversal of these regulations last year, however, broadband spending jumped, […]
For the millions of Americans struggling to put a roof over their heads at an affordable price, a patchwork of state and local regulations stands in the way of one attractive option: tiny houses. A recent Harvard University report noted that 38.1 million households were cost-burdened in 2016, including nearly half of renters. “Cost-burdened” is […]
The emergence of digital platforms has transformed the way children absorb educational material and has rendered “kid-vid” rules obsolete. Keeping them in place merely ties the hands of television stations struggling to retain their audience and serve local communities with the programming viewers want to watch. The FCC will soon release an order revising these […]
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer institute, regarding today’s FCC adoption of a declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service: “The FCC’s decision to classify text messaging as an ‘information service’ will help ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the sophisticated tools that have […]