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.
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.
May 7, 2018
There is ample room for a bipartisan compromise that would simultaneously lock in noncontroversial bright-line protections, end the absurd back-and-forth on FCC jurisdiction, and secure funding to help close the digital divide.
April 25, 2018
Letter to the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) Regarding Net Neutrality Guidelines
BEREC should reevaluate its net neutrality guidelines to ensure the continued functioning of the Internet ecosystem as an engine of innovation.
April 9, 2018
Fact of the Week: Prices Consumers Paid for Wireless Phone and Data Services Dropped 18.6 Percent From 2002 to 2014, Mirroring an 18.4 Percent Decline in Prices for Telecommunications Infrastructure Technologies
When the prices for ICT capital goods decrease, consumers gain in the form of lower prices for ICT services, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 8, 2018
Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Next-Generation Connectivity
In testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, ITIF Director of Telecom Policy Doug Brake encouraged the continued reliance on the competitive private sector to deploy 5G networks and address supply chain security concerns through ongoing review as a component of a broader strategy to guide China to a rule-of-law, market driven framework on trade and intellectual property.
February 27, 2018
Comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on Proposed Anti-Piracy Rules
Blocking websites that peddle pirated content is an effective and beneficial policy, ITIF argues in comments to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
February 21, 2018
ITIF expressed support for a simple and streamlined voucher system to modernize the Lifeline program, but cautioned against misguided attempts to transform the program into support for rural infrastructure.
February 15, 2018
ITIF submits reply comments on the FCC's Technological Advisory Council's Spectrum Policy Recommendations.
January 25, 2018
Muni broadband should generally be avoided: Private broadband, coupled with regulatory oversight, provides much better incentives for efficient operation, long-term innovation.