Policymakers should enable entry into the broadband market, but avoid undermining the dynamism of the sector by actively promoting additional competitors.
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February 8, 2016
Robert Reich’s new book reads like the last message in a game of telephone on the topic of broadband policy, writes Doug Brake in Real Clear Policy.
January 28, 2016
The FCC's recent conclusion that the United States is not making reasonable progress in deploying broadband rests on a highly strained reading of the evidence, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
December 21, 2015
Under the current light-touch rules on mobile messaging, carriers have created a valuable, virtually spam-free service for consumers, and the FCC should maintain this regulatory environment.
December 4, 2015
During the oral argument over the FCC’s net neutrality rules, the judges seemed ready to give the FCC discretion on the main aspects of wired reclassification, but some other issues could inevitably dismantle the whole order, said Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
November 6, 2015
The Spectrum Pipeline Act, part of the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act, include much-needed changes to the Spectrum Relocation Fund, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
October 29, 2015
There is a historic opportunity for bipartisan legislation to ground widely agreed upon net neutrality rules in new, more solid legal authority while also taking substantial strides to bridge the digital divide.
October 29, 2015
Despite the real, persistent problem of the digital divide, the tech policy world remains transfixed by net neutrality. Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion of a new ITIF report proposing a legislative grand bargain that would give the FCC clear jurisdiction to regulate net neutrality while at the same time appropriating significant new funds for a national digital divide initiative.
October 13, 2015
ITIF offered comments supporting the Charter-TWC merger, with the belief that the deal presents minimal competitive concerns while offering significant public interest benefits.
September 8, 2015
The FCC’s Designated Entity program, designed to give small businesses a leg up in wireless spectrum auctions, is no stranger to controversy, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
August 31, 2015
ITIF filed comments supporting the FCC’s proposals to transition the Lifeline program to support broadband subsidies for low-income consumers.