Broadband

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.
Broadband
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December 15, 2020
Join ITIF for a 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 19, 2020
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation submitted feedback to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Request for Information on Dynamic Spectrum Sharing for 5G networks.
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.
September 28, 2020
Tech policy broadly defined becomes more important each presidential election, and this one is no different. As it has in every cycle since 2008, ITIF provides a side-by-side comparison of the nominees’ positions on key issues related to the progress of technological innovation.
September 8, 2020
ITIF submitted comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recommending changes to the Internet Use Survey to collect more useful data on household Internet use for researchers and policymakers.
July 22, 2020
ITIF filed comments with the FCC supporting broadband providers’ flexibility in usage-based pricing and interconnection agreements. These are generally efficient mechanisms to recoup the high-costs of building and maintaining network infrastructure.

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