Broadband

Policymakers should enable entry into the broadband market, but avoid undermining the dynamism of the sector by actively promoting additional competitors.
Broadband
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October 29, 2018
ITIF supports market-based solution to quickly transition 3.7 to 4.2 GHz mid-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile use.
October 18, 2018
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.
July 2, 2018
While the hardcore populist Big Tech and ISP haters will only be satisfied with radical breakups or regulated monopolies, or even public ownership model, polls show most Americans understand it is important to have private companies with strong incentives to be efficient, innovate, and provide ever-increasing product quality, and that it’s a bad idea for government to run them writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files
May 15, 2018
Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion about its latest report on why and how Congress should give the FCC clear authority to enforce basic bright-line rules and bring resolution to this debate.

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