Book Presentation: The Need for Speed

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

The twenty-first-century telecommunications landscape is radically different from the one that prevailed as recently as the last decade of the twentieth century.  In their new eBook, The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century, Robert Litan and Hal Singer argue that the Federal Communications Commission’s outdated policies and rules are inhibiting investment in the telecom industry, specifically in fast broadband networks. This handbook argues for a fundamental rethinking to bring communications policy in line with technological advances.



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Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Blair Levin
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institution
Robert E. Litan
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution
Hal J. Singer
Managing Director and Principal
Navigant Economics