ALEC to Review and Reply to FCC’s Latest Internet Regulation Plan

The Federal Communications Commission’s website crashed on July 15. The crash was occasioned by public comments on the FCC’s proposal to give itself broad new regulatory controls over aspects of the Internet.

It was an unintentionally hilarious moment. A question readily presented: Do we really want to give extensive powers over broadband Internet services to a federal agency that can’t keep its own Internet website up and running?

According to ALEC’s Broadband Regulation Resolution, the answer to that question is clearly “no.” The Resolution states, in part:

ALEC urges that the FCC, Congress and state regulatory and legislative bodies refocus …

Connecting America: The Importance Of Maintaining A Tax-Free Internet

Chances are, you’ve never thought of having to pay a tax to check your Email or your Facebook account. That’s because the Internet Tax Freedom Act has prevented local, state, and federal governments from taxing Internet access. Widespread adoption of the Internet has been due, in no small part, to … »

New Report on Tax Cronyism in the States

As the quest for tax reform sweeps the nation, policymakers are faced with the dilemma of how to best build a tax code that promotes fairness, removes roadblocks to economic growth and maintains enough revenue to provide the proper amount of public services. As ALEC has pointed out in Rich … »

Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies

This morning, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a 2012 IRS rule allowing tax subsidies in federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Within hours, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a contrary … »

Investing in the Internet: Municipal or Misguided Broadband?

The idea of universal Internet access is a noble one, but taxpayers shouldn’t be strapped with sustaining failing businesses in order to reach that ideal. Innovation and investment by private broadband providers in the free market has put universal access within reach. Private enterprise avoids the risks to taxpayers when … »