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.
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 14, 2017 6:53 PM
The Walt Disney Company has come to an agreement to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s assets for $52.4 billion, but before the deal goes through, it will face scrutiny from antitrust regulators. The Department of Justice (DOJ), under the Trump administration, made the surprising and misguided decision last month to sue to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner, so it’s hard to predict how DOJ will react to the Disney-Fox deal. Given that the deal will increase competition in online streaming and might encourage Hollywood to keep taking risks on big-budget films, the government should let the transaction go through.
Although Disney and Fox...
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 11, 2017 9:56 AM
This morning CEI released a new video on one of the hottest topics in Washington these days, net neutrality. In the video, CEI Adjunct Fellow Jessica Melugin addresses 3 common myths associated with net neutrality regulations.
The Three Biggest Myths About Net Neutrality
Have you heard of “Net Neutrality?” More importantly...
December 5, 2017 10:12 AM
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November 27, 2017 3:14 PM
Adobe Analytics expects online shoppers to spend $6.6 billion today, Cyber Monday, up 16% from last year. It’s also predicted to be the first year that purchases made from smart phones and...
November 22, 2017 1:06 PM
The 30,000-foot view of the net neutrality debate is much like every other policy question; do you want private entities in a marketplace in charge or do you want government regulators calling the shots?
Given the record of free markets versus that of government programs, the answer seems...
November 21, 2017 4:50 PM
Details of the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations are circulating this week. CEI has written about many of the policy points included in the new order and links to that material are included in the listing of its reported content below: