Regulating Like Its 1934: The FCC’s Decision to Reclassify the Internet as a Public Utility

Why should the Internet—a “modern technology”—be subject to regulations originally drafted in the mid-1930s? The Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote was less an adoption of “Net Neutrality” regulations and more a carte blanche redefining of Internet services. In redefining the Internet as a “public utility,” the FCC exposes Internet and … »

The Past, Present and Future of the Common Core Part 3

‘The Future of Common Core’ In January, the Task Force on Education conducted a three-part webinar series, The Past, Present and Future of Common Core. The webinars provided an informational forum to learn more about common core in a neutral environment. The final installment of the webinar series focused on … »

NERA: EPA Ozone NAAQS Regulation Could Cost $140 Billion per Year

In late 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would further ratchet down national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone from the current level of 75 parts per billion (ppb) to a range of 65 to 70 ppb. Notably, the National Association … »

FCC opposes ALEC Proposal and Hurts the Broadband Economy and Consumers

Yesterday in a 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) weakened the U.S. economy, reduced our quality of life and slowed the advance of broadband –a shocking vote blatantly opposing market competition and innovation. The FCC has moved a never-released-to-the-public plan that will impose heavy handed Title II authority over … »