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ACP Funding Expiration Will Affect States’ Broadband Rate Regulation

Ending ACP will complicate and delay state efforts to expand affordable internet access.

Alec Mena April 5, 2024
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FTC Chair Khan Should Focus on Production and Prices Instead of Political Pressure

Mergers should be reviewed based on their benefits to consumers, not pressure from members of Congress. 

Eric Maus April 5, 2024
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The FCC's Not So Merry-Go-Round of Net Neutrality

The Biden administration’s creates uncertainty for future of broadband deployments across America and wastes taxpayer resources.

Deborah Collier April 4, 2024
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President Biden's Budget Will Raise Taxes and Federal Debt

President Biden's FY 2025 budget would increase government spending, restore IRS funding, and raise taxes  

Eric Maus March 29, 2024
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Rate Setting for BEAD Funds Is Forcing States to Consider the Impact of Inflation

NTIA's pressure to include unrealistic price caps without inflation adjustment may discourage provider participation.

Alec Mena March 28, 2024
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Medicare Advantage Should Not Be Disadvantaged

Taxpayers and beneficiaries should be concerned with the Biden administration’s proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage.

Christina Smith March 27, 2024
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Congress Must Restore Spectrum Auction Authority

A year has passed since the FCC lost its spectrum auction authority.  It is time for Congress to renew this authority.

Deborah Collier March 8, 2024
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Connecting Americans to Broadband Should Not Be Impeded

With $42.45 billion on the line to connect unserved communities, NTIA should not force states like Virginia to rate regulate.

Deborah Collier February 26, 2024
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New GAO Report Warns of Worsening Federal Debt

If Congress fails to act, Americans may face rampant inflation or a sovereign debt crisis.

Alec Mena February 26, 2024
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CBO Projects Record High Deficits and Debt

The CBO projects that the federal budget deficit is already at $1.6 trillion and will grow by $20 trillion over the next decade.

Eric Maus February 20, 2024
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House Passes Bill to Extend Parts of TCJA

The tax package extends and reforms several provisions that would increase business investment and economic growth. 

Eric Maus February 16, 2024
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Federal Agencies Need to Improve IT Modernization Efforts

Federal agencies are still struggling with software asset management and cloud adoption, potentially wasting taxpayer dollars.

Deborah Collier February 12, 2024