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Wireless Taxes are Costly for Consumers

Wireless tax increases can burden families and can lead to pay for projects unrelated to telecommunications. 

Frances Floresca March 25, 2021
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States Should Make Telemedicine Measures Permanent

State legislatures should work to make telemedicine permanent for patients even after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Frances Floresca February 16, 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.

Deborah Collier February 8, 2021
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FCC Action on 5.9 GHz Will Free Up Vital Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

The FCC's November meeting includes a much needed and significant decision on 5.9 GHz that will free up long underutilized spectrum for unlicensed use.

Thomas Schatz November 13, 2020
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H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Because of lack of coordination in STEM education, there is a demonstrated need for H-1B visas.

Deborah Collier May 28, 2020
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Creativity in Fighting the Coronavirus Should Be Focus on World IP Day

April 26 is World IP Day and should be dedicated to celebrating the creativity in the fight against the coronavirus.

Deborah Collier April 24, 2020
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CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

Thomas Schatz October 23, 2019
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An Open Internet Excludes Net Neutrality

There is a huge misunderstanding regarding net neutrality.  Silicon Valley dot-coms and big e-commerce corporations are pushing the idea that the Restoring Internet Freedom Order approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 14...

Deborah Collier February 27, 2018
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NYT Is Completely Wrong on Internet Freedom

The New York Times’ April 30 editorial on the effort by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to restore internet freedom gets everything wrong, particularly the claim that giving something for free as an inducement to sell...

Thomas Schatz May 1, 2017
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Transparency Needed at the FCC

There is a problem with transparency at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relating to the sharing of information with the public on critical regulatory matters under consideration.

Deborah Collier October 4, 2016
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Copyright Office Details Problems with FCC Set-Top Box Proposal

On August 3, 2016, the Register of Copyrights sent a letter to four members of Congress, detailing potential copyright violations that could occur if the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on s

Deborah Collier August 4, 2016
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Time for a Time-Out on Set-Top Box Mandates

It is doubtful the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman thought there would be much concern about his proposed mandates on set-top box standards, which would allow third parties access to program guides and video content without needing...

Deborah Collier June 13, 2016

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