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The Race to 5G: Protecting Taxpayers through Spectrum Auctions

February 13, 2019

How to Prevent Local Governments from Abusing Cable Franchise Fees

Morning Consult: In order to keep consumers’ cable bills lower, local officials should be prevented from charging exorbitant, unwarranted, and unnecessary fees.

January 30, 2019
Agency Comments

CAGW Submits Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century relating to innovation and intellectual property rights

December 21, 2018 Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C.  20580   Ref: Docket ID: FTC-2018-0090 Dear Commissioners,

December 21, 2018

Obama-Era Car Regulation Is Holding Up The Future of Communications

Daily Caller: The NHTSA issued regulations mandating the installation of a nearly 20-year-old technology in all new vehicles.

December 6, 2018
The WasteWatcher

FCC Taking Steps to Protect Consumers from Robotexts

Much like robocalls to cell phones, text messaging scams are on the increase.

December 6, 2018
Agency Comments

Comments to the FCC regarding the Regulatory Status of Mobile Messaging Services (WT Docket No. 08-7)

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Washington, D.C.  20554   In the matter of  

December 6, 2018
The WasteWatcher

Farm Bill Conferees Should Avoid Broadband Overbuild

Broadband overbuild using taxpayer dollars has been an ongoing problem across this country.  Some providers will obtain a grant or loan from a federal agency to build out broadband in rural communities and then use the funding to either deploy or...

November 19, 2018
The WasteWatcher

Congressional Eye Turns to DOD's JEDI Contract

One wonders if the “Force” is working against the Department of Defense (DOD) with its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI).  The contract bid request that by some estimates could reach

October 23, 2018
The WasteWatcher

DOJ Files Suit Against California’s Onerous Net Neutrality Law

While not unexpected, it was still disappointing to see California Governor Jerry Brown (D) sign into law Senate Bill 822, creating the most restrictive set of rules for internet service prov

October 2, 2018

New Trade Agreement Includes Strong Intellectual Property Protections

Morning Consult: The new agreement includes protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets, and a new digital trade chapter.

September 18, 2018
The WasteWatcher

FCC Commissioner Offers Commonsense Advice to Rural Utilities Service

Publicly-funded broadband overbuild is an ongoing problem across the country.  It is far easier to deploy new services alongside existing infrastructure than to build-out to those who remain in unserved areas. 

September 11, 2018
The WasteWatcher

States Must Stop Diverting 9-1-1 Fees

The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made each year, with more than 80 percent of those calls originating from wireless devices in some areas of the country.  The 9-1-1 emergency systems, includi

August 21, 2018