Growing animus toward “Big Tech” companies and generalized opposition to technological innovation engenders support for policies that are expressly designed to inhibit it. That is deeply problematic for future progress, prosperity, and competitiveness.
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
Comments to the Federal Communications Commission Supporting Expanding the Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band
ITIF supports market-based solution to quickly transition 3.7 to 4.2 GHz mid-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile use.
October 18, 2018
Amicus Curiae Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in Support of Respondents in Mozilla v. FCC
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.
September 10, 2018
A truly successful 5G deployment will depend on the cooperation between operators and cities where they deploy. The FCC’s latest actions hopefully will curtail outlier authorities charging outsized fees or otherwise stonewalling deployment. But the hard work still lies ahead.
September 10, 2018
5G is the latest in the evolution of mobile wireless technologies. 5G goes beyond 4G LTE, and is expected to bring not just faster downloads, but a much more flexible and responsive network that can adapt to enable different uses. The benefits of next-generation wireless capabilities will reverberate throughout the economy, so it makes sense to adjust policy to spur its deployment and use.
August 24, 2018
Verizon finds itself in the hot seat after it apparently slowed data communications of fire fighters in California who exceeded a pre-set threshold on their “unlimited” mobile plan. The incident has little to nothing to do with net neutrality and does not show why we need the old Title II-based rules, but it does provide a useful example of how net neutrality advocates will take advantage of bad optics to push for expansive regulation.
July 30, 2018
Policymakers should not write off a permissive prioritization regime in net neutrality legislation. With simple rules, paid prioritization can make the Internet work much better for some services without making others worse off or harming the Internet’s characteristic openness.
July 13, 2018
The FCC should grant Ligado’s license modification with an eye to facilitating future reallocations of spectrum.