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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.
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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.
July 13, 2020
U.S. broadband networks weathered the COVID-19 surge in traffic better than most peer nations. The pandemic should galvanize policymakers to ensure broadband can serve as an essential lifeline for everyone, including low-income and rural residents.
June 22, 2020
China’s state-backing of Huawei and ZTE allowed these companies to seize global market share from more innovative international competitors, reducing their growth in sales and investments in R&D. This, in turn, hurt global innovation in the industry.
June 17, 2020
ITIF hosted a discussion about how the FCC may shape the debate about Section 230. FCC Commissioner Starks provided introductory remarks and discussed these issues with ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro. Following this discussion, panelists will offered reactions to the Commissioner’s remarks.
June 1, 2020
The COVID-induced isolation economy has demonstrated just how important broadband networks are for work, learning, and entertainment. But it has also highlighted important gaps, such as the rural divide and the “homework divide,” that government policy can play a role in filling.
April 27, 2020
5G wireless will drive economic growth for decades to come, but we need a comprehensive strategy to ensure a robust deployment and adoption of secure networks. A U.S. strategy for 5G should play to our strengths to overcome unfair practices that have made Huawei a leader.
April 20, 2020
ITIF filed comments with the FCC encouraging a continued light-touch regulation of broadband. The lack of problematic behavior since the Restoring Internet Freedom Order indicates that a more restrictive regulatory regimes that risks stifling innovation and investment is not necessary. The FCC already has the tools to support the Lifeline program, broadly apply its pole attachment authority, and promote public safety communications under the current framework.
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.

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