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ITIF filed comments supporting an expansion of the E-Rate program to help address the homework gap during the pandemic.
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February 16, 2021
ITIF filed comments supporting an expansion of the E-Rate program to help address the homework gap during the pandemic.
February 8, 2021
Broadband affordability is a problem for some Americans, but not the “crisis” advocates claim. U.S. broadband prices are comparable with those charged abroad and by municipal networks. To ensure affordability for everyone, we need a better subsidy program, not changes to industry structure.
January 22, 2021
ITIF supports quickly disbursing critical relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the FCC also should consider how the emergency broadband benefit program can serve as a bridge to a better, more rational subsidy program than the current Lifeline system.
January 4, 2021
If Washington wants to show voters that government is doing something more than simply saying no or being ideologically dug in, then lawmakers and the administration should work to advance a set of actionable technology policy measures that would grow the U.S. economy.
December 15, 2020
ITIF hosted an expert discussion of Jonathan Nuechterlein and Howard Shelanski’s new paper, “Building on What Works: An Analysis of U.S. Broadband Policy.”
November 16, 2020
Some advocates are willing to take extreme steps to transform the U.S. broadband system, because they claim we require universal broadband networks capable of gigabit-per-second speeds. This is not true.
November 16, 2020
To achieve their vision, advocates of broadband “revolution” must do everything they can to impugn the current system, which is working well, to make it look like it is really failing. So ITIF has set out to correct the record and expose how flimsy the evidence is for many broadband myths.
November 9, 2020
There was a time, a decade or so ago, when many people thought it would be a long while before telecommunications networks could handle the migration from cable TV to over-the-top video streaming. 
November 7, 2020
The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies.
October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the digital divide affecting millions of American families, especially those in low-income households.

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