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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.


Sustain Affordable Connectivity By Ending Obsolete Broadband Programs

Sustain Affordable Connectivity By Ending Obsolete Broadband Programs

New broadband funding programs necessitate dramatic reforms to old programs. We should reverse the status quo and sustain the Affordable Connectivity Program by shrinking the redundant hodgepodge of federal broadband programs.

The State of US Broadband in 2022: Reassessing the Whole Picture

The State of US Broadband in 2022: Reassessing the Whole Picture

In absolute terms, the United States is among the world’s leaders in deploying fast broadband, and it does so at competitive prices. But there is room for improvement on broadband adoption.

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May 7, 2024|Books & Edited Volumes

Technology Fears and Scapegoats: 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

Technologies and tech companies are accused of creating a myriad of societal problems. This book exposes them as mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations.

April 10, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Testimony to FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez Regarding “Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet”

There is no more important broadband policy goal than realizing the benefits of connectivity for all Americans. The draft item’s decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II service is counterproductive to those values, and an FCC that prioritizes connectivity and the public interest would not adopt it.

March 25, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Letter to Federal Communications Commission Regarding Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal proceeding to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carrier service endangers the success of the U.S. broadband ecosystem and the long-term benefits of connectivity to all Americans.

March 20, 2024|Events

The Way Forward for U.S. Spectrum Policy

Watch now for an ITIF discussion alongside experts and stakeholders who will provide context and perspectives for the state of U.S. spectrum policy and discuss how we can increase the productivity of scarce spectrum resources.

January 22, 2024|Blogs

Fact of the Week: A 10 Percent Increase in Digital Connectivity Reduces Trade Costs by 2 Percent

A November 2023 working paper found that a 10 percent increase in digital connectivity reduced trade costs by about 1.5–2 percent.

January 19, 2024|Blogs

Supreme Court Skeptical of Chevron, Puts Title II for Broadband in Its Crosshairs

Since Title II for the Internet is now even more likely to be not just bad policy but bad law too, the FCC would be better off abandoning the current proceeding and instead focusing on policies that actually improve broadband for consumers.

January 17, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Reply Comments to the FCC on Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet

Ensuring that all Americans experience the benefits of universal connectivity requires the Commission to double down on what works, not abandon it for utility-style regulation.

January 16, 2024|Blogs

Don’t Let ACP Lapse Over the First-time Subscriber Fallacy

In a time when broadband affordability plays a major role in the digital divide, the Affordable Connectivity Program meets an obvious need. Winding it down comes at the expense of every American relying on the program and of consumers’ trust in government agencies, digital inclusion groups, and Internet service providers.

January 11, 2024|Events

Digital Literacy: The Key to Getting Americans Online

Watch now for a panel discussion with organizations on the front lines of teaching digital literacy and helping people get connected.

December 21, 2023|Blogs

No, NTIA’s Approach to BEAD’s Low-cost Option Requirement Is Not Rate Regulation

The rationale for BEAD's low-cost option requirement and NTIA's insistence on checking it upfront is clear: Billions of dollars spent on new networks for services that disproportionately offline populations can’t afford would be billions of dollars wasted. None of this is rate regulation.

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