Doug Brake

Doug Brake
Telecommunications Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
(202) 524-5541

Doug Brake is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum sharing mechanisms. He previously served as a research assistant at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, where he sought to improve policy surrounding wireless enforcement, interference limits and gigabit network deployment. Prior to that, he served as a Hatfield Scholar at the Federal Communications Commission, assisting with the implementation of the Advanced Communications Services section of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Doug holds a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Philosophy from Macalester College.

Recent Publications

May 15, 2015

The announced Verizon acquisition of AOL has some privacy advocates crying wolf.

April 20, 2015

The FCC should allow for broadband innovation through light-touch CPNI rules.

April 3, 2015

No, America still isn’t falling behind Europe in broadband, despite what you may have heard.

March 16, 2015

In the journal Democracy, ITIF lays out policies to guide an update to our communications laws.

February 13, 2015

Consolidation can be good for innovation and telecom consumers.

January 12, 2015

A mix of unlicensed and licensed spectrum is well grounded in Ronald Coase's economic pragmatism.

Recent Presentations

October 30, 2014

Doug Brake spoke discussed some of the key challenges with the transition to the next generation of wireless technologies, standards, and usages at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

October 16, 2014

Doug Brake argued the case for Communications Act rewrite at the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee’s event “Does the Internet Need a New Communications Act?”

June 26, 2014

ITIF's Brake discussed the importance of spectrum policy to the LGBT community at an event hosted by LGBT Tech.

June 4, 2014

Doug Brake spoke on a panel exploring the empirical data of next generation broadband deployment in the U.S. and Europe.

March 25, 2014

Doug Brake co-moderated Hot Technical Topics in Telecommunications and the Role of Technical Experts in Modern Telecom/Technology Policymaking.

February 26, 2014

Doug Brake participated in the MMTC's Telecom Act Rewrite and the Potential Benefits to MWBEs and Minority Consumers panel.