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FCC Lifeline program

The US needs a new approach for promoting universal access to modern communication services and the internet that is both effective and a good investment for taxpayers.

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free speech

Recent moves by internet companies to deactivate users or otherwise censor content deemed “hate speech” have reopened debates about free speech online, but the answer is not to incite a government takeover of the internet.

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5g wireless

The next generation of wireless technology promises to put major innovations and efficiencies in internet connectivity within reach by 2020.

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broadband service

To bring broadband to the hardest-to-reach communities, the FCC must determine the state of mobile broadband in the US. The agency is asking the right questions.

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The US needs new approach for promoting universal access to modern communication services and the Internet that is both effective and a good investment for taxpayers.

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program is intended to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers, but AEI Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Eisenach, in his testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, argues that the program is actually ineffective and inefficient.

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net neutrality

After years of debate, protests, name calling, and the like, at least three indicators show that technology is leaving net neutrality behind.

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verizon video throttling

Predictably, Verizon’s recent announcement that certain video traffic would be throttled was met with some outrage. But it is a win for consumer choice and efficiency.

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Hurricane Harvey tech

Natural disasters stress every part of human society, but technology and information have played a vital role in assisting the response to Hurricane Harvey.

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media bias

Many of the pro-consumer actions at the FCC in the second hundred days have been ignored.

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