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.
June 21, 2017
To ensure limited federal resources are used as effectively as possible to achieve universal broadband service, policymakers should continue to support defining and mapping broadband service nationwide so we focus first on unserved areas, said Doug Brake in testimony before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications Technology.
June 15, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission on spurring broadband deployment.
June 8, 2017
Join ITIF for a conversation with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn followed by a panel discussion with both industry and municipalities to discuss opportunities and challenges for spurring broadband deployment.
June 2, 2017
Broadband Myth Series, Part 1: What Financial Data Shows About the Impact of Title II on ISP Investment
A major part of the net neutrality debate is whether capital investment in broadband has gone up or down since ISPs were designated common carriers under Title II, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
April 27, 2017
FCC Chairman Pai is taking a step in the right direction by getting rid of the ill-fitting legal mechanism his predecessor used to enshrine the principle of a free and open Internet, writes Doug Brake in The Hill.
April 27, 2017
Any infrastructure package should focus on smart infrastructure that integrates both physical and digital aspects, and at least some support should go to pure digital infrastructure, writes Doug Brake in The Ripon Forum.
April 25, 2017
When Congress overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s new privacy regulations last month, online activists falsely claimed that Internet service providers would now sell individual customers’ personal browsing history, Social Security numbers, and health information to advertisers, writes Alan McQuinn in Morning Consult.
April 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: When New Zealand Schools Were Provided Broadband Internet Service, the Share of Students Passing Standardized Tests Increased By a Full Percentage Point
When schools in New Zealand gained broadband Internet service, their test passing rates increased by one percentage point, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 10, 2017
To speed the buildout of rural broadband infrastructure, any federal infrastructure plan should focus first on unserved areas and rely on proven means such as reverse auctions.
March 9, 2017
ITIF submitted comments to the U.S. Commerce Department recommending how to revise the government’s Current Population Survey to give policymakers greater insight into the true economic impact of broadband deployment and access.