AEI Section 230 Spring Summit

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is often referred to as the “26 words that created the internet.” Now, those words are the subject of a growing debate about their application and efficacy. From Supreme Court cases to state and national legislative proposals, the future of Section 230 is in question. Join AEI’s online [...]

Telecommunications and Broadband in 2023

In March and November of 2021, Congress passed laws providing about $75 billion to expand broadband in areas of the US that either do not have it or have it inadequately, in Congress’s view. The $75 billion is to be spent over the next few years through numerous programs involving the National Telecommunications and Information [...]

How should states put federal broadband funds to use? A conversation with Sen. Deb Fischer

On April 4, AEI’s Ajit Pai hosted an event on how states can use $65 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for broadband build-out. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) emphasized that the IIJA’s priority is to connect unserved communities to the internet and recommended that individual states establish broadband offices. Watch the recorded [...]

Net neutrality is about control, not consumers

Net neutrality is an idea whose time has passed. Well actually, that’s not quite correct: Its time never came, because the potpourri of policy ideas referred to as “net neutrality” (e.g., all bits should be treated the same — no fast lanes — and companies may not pay for customers’ data use — no zero [...]

Mark Jamison on antitrust laws and Big Tech

Mark Jamison is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he works on how technology affects the economy, and on telecommunications and Federal Communications Commission issues. Banter is AEI’s weekly podcast series, where hosts Robert Doar and Phoebe Keller interview leading thinkers and political commentators on a wide range of policy topics. [...]