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As the Internet has evolved from an occasional-use resource to a pervasive, always-on broadband ecosystem, the networking technologies underpinning it have developed faster than legal and regulatory frameworks can adjust. This has led to complex policy challenges that must be overcome to ensure that networks of the future can develop to their fullest potential. ITIF advocates for policies to accelerate deployment, access, and adoption of high-speed Internet, and encourage continued network innovation.


Apples vs. Oranges: Why Providing Broadband in the United States Costs More Than in Europe

Apples vs. Oranges: Why Providing Broadband in the United States Costs More Than in Europe

Comparisons between U.S. and European broadband prices abound, but their respective markets are built on such entirely different cost structures as to make any comparison between the two meaningless without accounting for the differences in necessary expenditures.

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September 27, 2022|Presentations

“Digital Discrimination” Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Joe Kane, Director of Broadband and Spectrum Policy at ITIF, moderated a discussion on the FCC’s ongoing efforts to effectuate this portion of the statute and how policymakers can best achieve the goal of equitable broadband deployment.

September 23, 2022|Blogs

Congress Should Prioritize the Affordable Connectivity Program for Broadband Funding

The recent dramatic sea change in broadband funding must come with a shift in priorities as policymakers continue efforts to close the digital divide.

September 15, 2022|Blogs

Biden Blueprint Misses the Mark on Broadband Prices

The administration’s promise of substantially lower prices through more competition takes a shortsighted and localized view of broadband competition that is more calculated to score political points against unpopular corporations than to improve everyday Americans’ broadband service.

August 26, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

Rural Broadband Infrastructure Should Fund People Wherever They Are

Future broadband funding should target those who need it, even if they live in cities or the suburbs.

August 12, 2022|Press Releases

ITIF Applauds D.C. Circuit Court’s Decision to Uphold FCC’s Order on the Reallocation of the 5.9 GHz Band

The FCC's decision to reallocate part of the 5.9 GHz band to support unlicensed uses, like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, was not only legal, but it was also good policy.

July 20, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

New Broadband Funds Need Competence, Oversight

The funds offered through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act promise to finally close the last remaining gaps in digital connectivity across the country.

June 14, 2022|Events

How States Can Make the Most of Broadband Funding

View ITIF's event that explored how state-broadband funding is progressing, and how stakeholders are working to take advantage of the opportunities and address the challenges that come with it.

May 23, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Ten (Suggested) Commandments for Closing the Digital Divide

States are set to receive billions of dollars in federal funding—enough to close the digital divide once and for all. Following these 10 commandments will ensure they make the most of the money and citizens get the connectivity they need.

April 13, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Broadband Myths: Do ISPs Engage in “Digital Redlining?”

Geographic differences in broadband deployment exist, but ITIF’s analysis of Census data and facts on the ground show they are best explained by income variations and barriers to adoption, not by racial discrimination.

March 3, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

Responding to the Broadband Populists

Rob Atkinson joined TechFreedom’s Corbin Barthold and James Dunstan on their Tech Policy Podcast to discuss the holes in broadband activists’ arguments, the problems with municipal broadband, and the (pretty darn good) state of the U.S. broadband industry.

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