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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…

U.S. is Behind on Spectrum Allocation for 5G, Reports Find

A pair of recently-released reports highlight how the United States is falling behind in the race to 5G and trailing other nations in mid-band spectrum allocation. As industry has repeatedly made clear, more mid-band spectrum is needed to meet demand and facilitate 5G deployment; U.S. networks current support more…

Jordan Questions Khan’s Impartiality on Musk’s Twitter Purchase 

by Rich Sill Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan regarding her former employer, Open Markets Institute, stating that the federal government should block Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. In the letter, Jordan addressed his concern that Khan’s former…

EU’s Digital Markets Act Subverts Competition and Security  

By Rich Sill    As the world becomes more digitized and enters a permanent hybrid-work economy, governments should be helping incentivize major tech companies to innovate for a better future. However, Europe is attempting to undermine American tech companies with the Digital Markets Act. The European Union’s proposed rules are an…

New Paper: Failings of Khan’s Radical Economic Agenda

Author: Tom Spencer Paper: An analysis of Lina Khan’s treatment of vertical integration Lina Khan’s reckless pursuit of “reforming” the FTC is guided by her belief that the agency needs “bold leadership willing to use the full breadth of its expansive authority.” The “bold” approach…

Broadcasting through COVID

By: Katie McAuliffe As the nation continues to face uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, government needs to be creative in assisting individuals and industry, especially community businesses, without raising taxes or implementing an unending parade of spending increases. This can be done through thoughtful distribution of already appropriated funding. …

Outdated Radio Regs Could Lead to Radio Silence

Since 1996, the FCC has limited how many radio stations an individual or organization can own in a market. These rules have remained the same, even though the media environment has changed dramatically in the past 23 years.