Obama’s FCC Votes to Break the Internet and Undermine States’ Rights

February 26, 2015J

By Kuper Jones Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on two measures that will result in the federal agency acting with unprecedented authority –a trend among President Obama’s agencies. The first vote was on the issue of municipal broadband or networks owned by local governments. The majority of municipal networks across the country have […]

Sorry, Mr. President, The Internet Isn’t a 19th Century Railroad

November 13, 2014J

By Kuper Jones This week, President Obama came out in support of far-reaching new regulations that would grant unprecedented new government control over the internet, threatening the largely free and unfettered market that has allowed our digital economy to flourish. Proclaiming that the web is in need of so-called “net neutrality,” President Obama voiced support […]

FCC Merger Review Practices Highly Questionable

August 15, 2014J

By Kuper Jones In an era driven by technology, we have seen investments by both private and public sectors to ensure that America continues to be a leader in technological advancements. In part, many of these investments consist of well-established technology leaders either buying or merging with other companies so they can offer consumers and […]

Internet Sales Tax Proposal Rears its Ugly Head in the Senate

July 24, 2014J,

By Christine Harbin Hanson With only one week left before August recess, Congress has no shortage of serious issues to address— spending bills, the extension of expiring tax breaks,  highway funding legislation, and a host of other pressing policy priorities.  Instead of focusing on these higher-priority issues, however, the Senate is poised to consider one that’s […]