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February 8, 2024

The Cost of Protecting Teens Online

Protecting kids is a worthy goal for us all, but there are ways to do it that don’t require sacrificing our liberties and violating our privacy, which is a harm in itself, including for our teens.

January 11, 2024

Thinking Through the Affordable Connectivity Program

It doesn’t make sense to allow the Affordable Connectivity Program, which helps 23 million low-income households afford broadband, lapse because of congressional neglect.

August 10, 2023

Technology Can Save Kids' Lives in Texas

Texas legislators should consider investing in the necessary technology to properly serve its wards in its deficient foster care system instead of spending their time in populist pontificating against “Big Tech.”

August 4, 2023

Texas Goes Big on Broadband...Maybe

Loads of new federal dollars for expanded broadband access presents Texas (and other states) an opportunity to make broadband available to every resident. But the state will have to stay laser-focused on reaching unserved communities instead of taking the easier road and creating additional competition for existing broadband customers.

June 20, 2023

World Wi-Fi Day and the Value of Unlicensed Spectrum

You can be forgiven for not knowing that today is World Wi-Fi Day, but you’re certainly aware of the importance of wi-fi to our modern economy and lifestyles. That’s why it’s concerning that Congress has allowed the FCC’s authority to auction and allocate spectrum to lapse. Congress should prioritize restoring the FCC’s authority with the recognition that unlicensed spectrum is also of immense economic value to the economy.

May 18, 2023

Surrendering Privacy to Protect Children Online

A variety of legislative proposals across the country attempt to limit “children’s” or minors’ ability to be online, but the implications reach right to our basic liberties.

February 22, 2023

This Section 230 Stuff Is not as Complicated as You Might Think

Critics of Big Tech are misrepresenting Section 230 and purposely convoluting its meaning. It’s really not all that complicated.

February 16, 2023

"Crushed" by Conservatives Abandoning their Principles

While Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) says “Big Tech” is “crushing” free speech, we are crushed to see Rep. Buck and fawning organizations abandoning their free market, limited government principles.

October 13, 2022

Broadband Adoption, One Key to Growing a Local Economy

Broadband access enables access to information, education, healthcare and community, but many American households simply do not take advantage of access to broadband. Efforts to increase broadband adoption through digital literacy education are an investment that can pay off in economic growth for local communities.

June 13, 2022

Innovation Is Working on the Railroad

Government regulators prize protecting their political constituencies above realizing all the benefits and gains to consumers that result from encouraging and implementing technology and innovation. 

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