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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.
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March 9, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission urging its help in streamlining of deployment of small cell infrastructure.
March 6, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission arguing that the flawed broadband privacy rules should be vacated.
February 17, 2017
It is important that broadband consumers have choice and control over how their data is used, but the overly restrictive defaults imposed by the recent FCC rules come at a real cost to the economy and do not align with an average consumer's best interest, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
February 13, 2017
With Chairman Ajit Pai newly at the helm of the Federal Communications Commission, this is a time of transition for the agency, writes Doug Brake in Morning Consult.
February 6, 2017
When a country increases the number of people and businesses using the Internet and boosts speeds by one percent each, it exports 0.8 percent more goods, benefiting households and industries, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 2, 2017
President Trump’s administration will likely bring fundamental changes in jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission. Many expect former Chairman Wheeler’s signature policy shift—using the pretext of net neutrality rules to classify Broadband Internet Access Services as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act—to be undone. How that undoing is done matters immensely. Join ITIF as we host a panel of experts to discuss this question and more.
January 23, 2017
In a series of tactical skirmishes that distract attention from their broader strategy, a loose coalition of advocacy groups and academics is methodically working to transform America’s successful private-sector, competitive Internet model into at least a heavily regulated utility, if not government-owned networks.
November 29, 2016
Greater diffusion of home broadband since the early 2000s has been especially beneficial toward married women seeking to join the labor force, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
October 11, 2016
In comments filed with NTIA and NSF, Doug Brake described the opportunities for a national broadband research agenda.

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