Digital Liberty advocates for a consumer-driven market free from heavy regulation or taxation of the Internet, technology, telecommunications, video games, and media.

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Where Politicians Fail, Innovation Delivers

By: Laurel Duggan American innovation has carried us through the pandemic. Tech companies have created solutions to public health emergencies while providing vital support to American businesses. Yet America’s most successful tech companies are the target of attacks from both sides of the aisle and are viewed with hostility by…

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Mid-Band Spectrum & the Race to 5G

By: Laurel Duggan Countries around the world are racing to deploy 5G, which will enable enormous economic growth and could propel the United States far ahead in the tech and telecommunications space. In order to deploy 5G, we need licensed mid-band spectrum, particularly in the lower 3 GHz band. The…

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Better Mapping to Bridge the Digital Divide

By: Katie McAuliffe The FCC estimates that out of a population of nearly 330 million, only  19 million Americans—about 6% of our population—lack access to high speed internet. The lack of access is most highly concentrated in rural areas, where about one-fourth of rural populations are without high-speed fixed internet. Congress and…

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Antitrust Expansion is for the Birds

By: Laurel Duggan Four poultry executives were indicted in June on charges of price-fixing. Attentive ranchers blew the whistle about flat prices for livestock despite record profits for meat processors, resulting in Senate investigations. Several other companies are likely to be investigated over these allegations.   Entrenched competitors are now clamoring to…

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American Broadband Keeps Improving

By: Laurel Duggan Broadband access has been a top priority for President Trump. A recent progress report reveals the stunning progress his administration has made on this front. Four million rural Americans have gained access to broadband during his presidency thus far, and the number of Americans without access…

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Medicine by Drone Takes Off in US

By: Laurel Duggan Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, offer a promising solution to the transportation challenges facing the healthcare industry. The countless obstacles to transporting organs and medical supplies worsen health outcomes and create costly delays for patients. UAVs will cut transportation costs, reduce delays for…

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ETC Regulation Stifles Broadband Expansion

By: Laurel Duggan Innovation has driven transformative change in telecommunications. The government is struggling to keep up. As communications providers expand into unserved areas, a regulation written a full decade before the invention of the iPhone is slowing them down and driving up their costs. The Universal Support Fund (USF) aims…