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Blast from the Past on Internet Regulations

The Biden Administration Competition Executive Order undermines the competitive internet marketplace.

July 14, 2021
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Consumers Win When Their Welfare is Protected

The antitrust consumer welfare standard is under fire from changes at the FTC, legislation and lawsuits.

July 9, 2021
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Knoxville Should Not Build a Government-Owned Broadband Network

Knoxville, Tennessee considering a government-owned network that would be costly, wasteful and potentially unsuccessful.

June 24, 2021
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To Serve or not to Serve: The Broadband Map Question

The Broadband DATA Act gave the FCC funding to create new broadband maps. NTIA has its own new map for broadband.

June 22, 2021
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Court Rules in Favor of FCC in Franchise Fee Dispute

Court rules "in-kind" and "add-on" requirements should be included in the five percent cap on franchise fees.

May 27, 2021
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The IRS Should Not Fill Out Tax Returns

Proposed tax simplification bills would force taxpayers to convince the IRS when it makes mistakes on their tax bills.

May 10, 2021
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Commissioner Carr's Good Ideas for Broadband

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr recently spoke with CAGW President Tom Schatz about spectrum. Here is an overview of his ideas.

April 19, 2021
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USA Act Targets Zombie Federal Programs

The Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2021 will help eliminate zombie programs in the federal government.

April 14, 2021
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California's Net Neutrality Law Hurts Veterans and All Consumers

California's Net Neutrality law became enforceable on March 25, 2021.  It's harmful effects are now coming to light.

March 30, 2021
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The Asymmetrical Consequences of Symmetrical Speeds

Broadband speed requirements should not be increased when many don't have internet access at the current threshold.

March 25, 2021
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A Silver Anniversary Worth Noting

A path forward for telecommunications on the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

February 8, 2021
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Reforms are Needed for Financing the Universal Service Fund

The current funding mechanism for the Universal Service Fund is unsustainable and needs to be reviewed.

January 25, 2021

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