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Submarine cables use fiber-optic technology, whereby information is encoded onto waves of light transmitted by lasers across thin glass at up to 200 terabits per second.
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April 29, 2019
It is surely in the interest of the United States to have a robust deployment of 5G sooner rather than later. But it is important we not overreact to the race with China or lose sight of America’s strengths.
April 19, 2019
Submarine cables use fiber-optic technology, whereby information is encoded onto waves of light transmitted by lasers across thin glass at up to 200 terabits per second.
March 21, 2019
Over the years, there have been multiple congressional attempts to secure open Internet protections. Yet another bill, this one crafted by Democrats in both the House and the Senate, is known as the “Save the Internet Act of 2019.” On introduction, we at ITIF called this bill a non-starter because it returns broadband to a Title II classification.
February 13, 2019
In testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Doug Brake spoke in favor of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on the grounds that it would bring about a better future for American businesses and consumers compared to one where each company attempted to continue alone.
February 1, 2019
After some uncertainty over whether the shutdown would force a delay, the DC Circuit Court heard oral arguments Friday morning in what will be at least the fourth major case in the net neutrality saga.
January 15, 2019
As Doug Brake writes for Morning Consult, the new House majority has a unique opportunity to make good on a campaign promise and lock in permanent protections for net neutrality.
November 13, 2018
Spectrum remains the lifeblood of wireless communications, but not all spectrum is the same.Mid-band spectrum is the goldilocks of frequencies—not too high, and not too low. Portions of this spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, and other nations are moving full steam ahead to allocate this spectrum for 5G services.
October 29, 2018
ITIF supports market-based solution to quickly transition 3.7 to 4.2 GHz mid-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile use.
October 18, 2018
ITIF argued in an amicus brief that strong public policy justifications supported the FCC’s change of course in its Restoring Internet Freedom order.
September 17, 2018
ITIF supports the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, as it would help accelerate 5G deployment, improve market structure, and intensify competition.

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