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The most important public health intervention—social distancing—will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness.
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April 7, 2020
There has been a surprising amount of handwringing over whether the big shift to working from home under COVID quarantines will “break the Internet,” especially from some seeking more government regulation or direct government provision of broadband. In fact, there is little reason to worry—our nation’s networks are handling these changes in usage patterns with relative ease.
April 1, 2020
The most important public health intervention—social distancing—will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness.
March 22, 2020
At a time when we should all be coming to together as Americans, the anti-big-business left is seizing the opportunity to bash big companies and advance their neo-Brandeisian “small is beautiful” agenda.
March 16, 2020
Broadband availability dramatically changed the nature of job markets, allowing businesses to reach larger pools of qualified applicants, as evidenced by the fact that the percentage of U.S. job seekers who used the Internet for their job searches tripled between 2000 and 2011.
March 13, 2020
Any stimulus package should include measures to spur technology deployment that would not just boost the economy, but also, in some cases, help society become more resilient so that we are better able to cope with future pandemics, which are all but inevitable.
February 17, 2020
ITIF wrote to a committee of the Wyoming state legislature, urging it to reject a bill that would create unjustifiably high restrictions on the use of data by broadband providers.
February 6, 2020
ITIF welcomed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to announce the next steps in repurposing a large portion of C-band spectrum to fuel 5G deployment in the United States.
February 4, 2020
ITIF filed comments with the California Office of Emergency Services regarding proposed communications outage reporting.
January 16, 2020
We would all benefit from a law that ensures an open Internet, without treating it like an old-fashioned telephone utility as the Obama era rules did. But it is Congress, not Governor Cuomo, that should write that bill.
November 18, 2019
Since 2011, the U.S. government has spent over $400 million to provide broadband Internet access to 1.6 million people. A recent study investigated the impact that policies like these can have by examining the construction of broadband infrastructure across China, finding that every 10 percent increase in a region’s infrastructure increased firms’ productivity by 1.1 percent and workers’ wages by 4.2 percent.

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