February 8, 2018 2:09 PM
Calls for regulatory action against big tech firms, including Amazon and Google parent company Alphabet, have intensified after they reported record profits. The case against these companies, however, is on shaky ground.
February 8, 2018 11:28 AM
Since the Federal Communications Commission voted to roll back federal net neutrality regulations, many states have opposed the measure with executive orders, lawsuits, and legislation. All this despite the regulations being fundamentally bad policy, the Internet industry being inherently interstate commerce, and the FCC’s recent order preempting states from passing their own rules mandating net neutrality.
January 29, 2018 5:23 PM
Consumers will suffer from government efforts to create a nationalized 5G telecommunications network, and the rumoured plan to move in that direction needs to be stamped out immediately.
January 25, 2018 4:05 PM
Passing a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the Restoring Internet Freedom Order would be as bad an idea as net neutrality regulations themselves were.
January 24, 2018 1:47 PM
A new corporate video from Burger King ostensibly supports net neutrality regulations, but actually demonstrates exactly why such rules are unnecessary.
December 27, 2017 7:44 AM
Internet Sales Tax
In January, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will hear South Dakota v Wayfare Inc., a challenge to North Dakota v. Quill Corp., the opinion that currently limits states from reaching across their border to collect sales tax from remote businesses.
Parallel to these likely court...
December 21, 2017 3:24 PM
In his call for regulation of the Internet sector—and not just of the Internet service providers whom he wanted to bow to net neutrality—former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is even going after Obama White House pals and...
December 14, 2017 1:58 AM
Our old friends Brent Skorup and Chris Koopman of the Mercatus Center sat down earlier this summer and reviewed many of the questions relevant to the debate that’s reaching a fever-pitch this week in Washington, net neutrality.
Brent provides a solid background to the issue and debunks some persistent myths, making the case for why the Federal Communications Commission should drop its current net neutrality rules. You can read more in Brent’s Mercatus study, A...
December 13, 2017 7:02 AM
CEI applauds the anticipated Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back the harmful 2015 Open Internet Order and replace it with the pro-consumer Internet Freedom Order. The new order means a return to the light-touch regulatory regime the...
December 12, 2017 2:30 PM