China’s state-backing of Huawei and ZTE allowed these companies to seize global market share from more innovative international competitors, reducing their growth in sales and investments in R&D. This, in turn, hurt global innovation in the industry.
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.
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.