Prior to finalizing annual budget decisions, localities should inform taxpayers of the property tax rate required to maintain revenues at the same level as the prior year.
Policymakers should adopt robust service standards and consumer protections to ensure fair terms and conditions for all essential utility and telecommunications services.
Policymakers should adopt and enforce network reliability and resiliency standards for utility and telecommunications services.
Policymakers should adopt programs to help consumer groups take part in regulatory proceedings. They should fully fund these programs.
Regulators should be free from conflicts of interest.
Policymakers should relax or remove laws and regulations only when there are clear consumer benefits.
Policymakers and regulators should ensure that wireless carriers make wireless E911 technology available as soon as possible in areas where it does not yet exist.
Everyone should have affordable and reliable high-speed internet access in the home, regardless of such factors as geography, race, ethnicity, income, age, and ability level.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure universal deployment of reliable high-speed internet infrastructure.
Policymakers and the private sector should actively work to narrow the significant gaps in the adoption of high-speed internet.