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.
December 15, 2017
Now that the Republican-controlled FCC is officially scrapping the Obama-era net neutrality regulations, Rob Atkinson writes in RealClear Policy that it is taking all his will power not to crow to the hardline activists on the broadband Left: “I told you so.”
November 9, 2017
In the home stretch of the FCC’s third attempt at a net neutrality regime, federal preemption of state-level net neutrality laws has emerged as a key issue. The FCC should make clear that broadband policy is made at the national, not state, level.
November 6, 2017
Mobile providers are itching to build new infrastructure to support small cells, or tiny towers necessary for advanced communications networks. But some cities, like San Jose, aren’t exactly rolling out the red carpet.
September 18, 2017
The restrictions on data collection proposed in California would also set a poor precedent for other sectors of the economy, potentially setting the stage for a privacy tower of babel where different states set up conflicting privacy laws for different sectors of the economy.
August 28, 2017
The FCC should reclassify broadband as a lightly-regulated information service, but take a middle ground approach to substantive rules.
August 21, 2017
Letter to the Federal Communications Commission on Making Spectrum Available for Unlicensed Use in TV White Spaces
ITIF wrote to the FCC to support guaranteeing that at least three TV channels are available for unlicensed services.
July 17, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission on how best to ensure an open Internet.
July 11, 2017
Net neutrality has become the most contentious issue in modern telecommunications policy. Join ITIF for a panel of experts to discuss opportunities, challenges, what is new, and how best to move forward in this perennial debate.
July 3, 2017
Fact of the Week: Latin American Firms That Used Broadband Internet Service in 2010 Were 11 Percent More Productive Than Those That Didn’t.
For Latin American firms, the higher their Internet activity intensity, the greater their productivity gains, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 29, 2017
Rob Atkinson argues in the Christian Science Monitor that the recent deserves much greater scrutiny, because real-world policy outcomes are far more consequential than crude political theater, and turning the focus in that direction could be the first step to recovering our civic senses.