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Digital Video Piracy Isn't Fun and Games

Technology is continually changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the video piracy space.  In 2014, CAGW President Tom Schatz and I co-authored a report entitled, Intellectual Property:  Making It Personal, where we dis

Deborah Collier June 21, 2019
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State AGs Are Wrong on T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

On June 11, 2019, 10 state attorneys general (AGs), in California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Virginia and Wisconsin filed a lawsuit opposing the T

Deborah Collier June 20, 2019
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A Free Internet One Year Later

One year ago, net neutrality proponents were demanding action, protesting in the streets, and threatening public officials and their families because the internet was going to die when the Restoring Internet Free

Deborah Collier June 11, 2019
The WasteWatcher

24 GHz Spectrum Auction Wraps Amid Inter-Agency Controversy

As private sector companies continue to build next generation (5G) wireless networks, a controversy over the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction of the 24 GHz frequency is brewing.  Spectrum Auction 102 was completed on May 29, 2019,...

Deborah Collier June 3, 2019
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A Government-Owned 5G Network Would Be a Massive Boondoggle

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary and President Trump’s announcement that he opposes nationalization of 5G, this idea keeps resurfacing.  And like many other concepts emanati

Deborah Collier May 31, 2019
The WasteWatcher

USVI Should Avoid Repeating Municipal Broadband Failures

A U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) public utility company is positioning itself to create a municipal broadband network that could come at the expense of hundreds of millions of duplicative taxpayer dollars under the guise of recovery from hurricanes...

Peter Klensch May 21, 2019
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FCC Chair Says T-Mobile Sprint Merger Good for Rural Americans

On May 20, 2019, T-Mobile US, Inc.

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to...

Deborah Collier April 25, 2019
Press

Citizens Against Government Waste Report Finds Plan for Private Spectrum Sale Could Cost Taxpayers Billions

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a report entitled, “The Race to 5G:  Protecting Taxpayers through Spectrum Auctions.”  The report emphasized the need for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to...

Curtis Kalin April 17, 2019
Press

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on House Passage of the Government Takeover of the Internet

(Washington, D.C.)– Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement strongly criticizing the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1644, the “Save the Internet Act."

Curtis Kalin April 10, 2019
Press

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before Texas State House Committee in Support of HB 3535

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday evening, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy Deborah Collier testified before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs in support of HB 3535.

Curtis Kalin April 2, 2019
Agency Comments

Coalition Comments to FCC on KidVid Regulations

March 26, 2019 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 44512th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554

Thomas Schatz March 29, 2019

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