The House Energy & Commerce Committee released a bipartisan draft of a comprehensive consumer internet privacy bill just before 2019 year-end. With countless online privacy abuses, data misuses, and security breaches in recent years, these legislative developments are highly welcome progress.
Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, are pushing past partisanship “to encourage a fact-based, bipartisan dialogue and develop a compromise that will finally resolve [the] infinite loop on net neutrality.”
Mobile apps are proving to be among the most popular features on smartphones, with a recent survey of smartphone users in the United States showing that social and communications apps are the most popular.
The Internet Innovation Alliance applauds the House Energy & Commerce Committee staff for digging-in on the important issue of privacy in a serious, bipartisan fashion. Comprehensive, preemptive federal privacy legislation is a critical priority for consumers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.
Broadband providers represent four of the top ten companies on the Progressive Policy Institute’s Investment Heroes 2019 top 25 list of non-financial companies in the U.S., which estimates domestic capital spending for individual companies.
The Progressive Policy Institute has just issued its annual Investment Heroes report, and the results are no surprise: once again, broadband providers lead the way. In the top five non-financial companies by estimated U.S. capital expenditure, AT&T is second with $19.2 billion in capex in the U.S., and Verizon is fourth with $14.9 billion.
The internet has become a major part of Millennials’ daily lives, but a large share is concerned about the security of their online data and the ability of social networks to protect their data.
Now that we have a better understanding of what the internet really is – challenges and all – we can get the internet that we want and need…through appropriate policy based on the realities in plain sight.