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Estimated State-Level Employment Impact of Enhancing Federal R&D Tax Incentives

Estimated State-Level Employment Impact of Enhancing Federal R&D Tax Incentives

Tax incentives for research and development (R&D) in America are less generous than in comparable countries—and now prevent firms from expensing the full value of R&D investments in the first year. Enhancing R&D tax incentives would create high-paying jobs across the country.

How Congress and the Biden Administration Could Jumpstart Smart Cities With AI

How Congress and the Biden Administration Could Jumpstart Smart Cities With AI

AI promises to help cities save money, address infrastructure needs, and reduce emissions. But to unlock these benefits and help smart cities reach their full potential, the federal government has an important role to play in funding RD&D and facilitating cooperation.

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July 8, 2024|Features

Making Broadband Affordable, With Jake Varn

Access America Series, Episode 3: Jess talks to Jake Varn, an associate manager with Pew’s broadband access initiative, about the “low-cost option” in BEAD, how states can implement it, and how it interacts with federal low-income broadband programs.

July 1, 2024|Features

Building Michigan’s State Broadband Plan, With Jessica Randall

Access America Series, Episode 2: Jess discusses the challenges and opportunities of BEAD for the state of Michigan with Jessica Randall of Michigan’s broadband office.

June 24, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Comments for the California Law Review Commission Study of Antitrust Law Regarding Innovation and Mergers

While ITIF applauds the Commission for its efforts to evaluate the adequacy of California’s competition laws and consider possible changes, this comment highlights concerns with both the Technology Platform and Mergers and Acquisitions Reports, specifically regarding their respective legal and economic findings from the standpoint of promoting innovation.

June 24, 2024|Features

Securing Federally Funded Networks, With Chris Oatway

Access America Series, Episode 1: Jess talks with Verizon’s Chris Oatway about the BEAD program’s cybersecurity requirements and whether they’re enough to keep new networks secure.

June 10, 2024|Blogs

New York Children’s Safety and Privacy Proposals Take Control Away From Parents

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced a three-pronged proposal that, while well-intentioned, would take too much control away from parents and add to the state-by-state patchwork of legislation that complicates compliance and creates confusion for consumers.

June 6, 2024|Blogs

State Antitrust Expansionism: A Potential Roadblock for American Innovation

As the antitrust landscape evolves and states continue to flex their enforcement muscles, including by considering new antitrust legislation, businesses risk finding themselves caught in a web of inconsistent regimes and overdeterrence that harms innovation.

May 28, 2024|Reports & Briefings

US State and Regional Energy Innovation Index

Vibrant regional energy innovation ecosystems are important for any national net-zero strategy. But to understand the potential contributions they can make to the price and performance of clean energy technologies, we must first benchmark the resources they bring to bear.

May 28, 2024|Podcasts

Podcast: Grading State BEAD Plans, With Jessica Dine

ITIF policy analyst Jessica Dine appeared on LightReading’s podcast The Divide to discuss her report evaluating and grading state proposals for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program, and how she determined if each state is set to succeed with BEAD.

May 13, 2024|Reports & Briefings

BEAD Report: Grading States’ Initial Proposals for Federal Broadband Funds

Congress has allocated $42.5 billion to bridge America’s digital divide through the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. To achieve that goal, states and territories must carefully craft plans to use their shares of the funds to the greatest possible benefit.

May 13, 2024|Reports & Briefings

BEAD Report: Interactive Dataviz

This visualization tool applies letter grades to states' plans to utilize the $42.5 billion allocated by Congress to the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.

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