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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Senators Introduce Legislation to Prevent Taxation of Broadband Grants

Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced legislation to exempt federal broadband grants from consideration as taxable income for private ISPs who received them. This would be a sensible move to prevent waste in new federal broadband programs.  These grants are currently considered part of a firm’s gross…

FCC

Digital Liberty Op-Ed in The Hill: “The FCC is working just fine without Gigi Sohn”

On September 15, The Hill published an op-ed by Digital Liberty Executive Director James Erwin, refuting the argument that the Senate must rush to confirm flawed nominee Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) because the FCC cannot function properly without all five commissioners. As the op-ed…

Economic Growth

The Senate Should Pass the House Spectrum Bill

Without Congressional reauthorization, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will lose its general spectrum auction authority at the end of the fiscal year on September 30. Congress has never allowed this to happen, and it should not do so now. Taking the initiative, the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a…

Antitrust

With 3-2 FTC Majority, Chair Khan has Ability to Enact her Progressive Anti-Consumer Agenda 

By Rich Sill   With the Senate voting 51-50 to confirm Alvaro Bedoya as the fifth FTC Commissioner– and third Democrat– Chair Lina Khan now has free reign to implement her progressive agenda. This could include, but is not limited to, going after and/or attempting to break up large companies like Amazon because she…