Telecommunications

Telecommunications

As the Internet has evolved from an occasional-use resource to a pervasive, always-on broadband ecosystem, the networking technologies underpinning it have developed faster than legal and regulatory frameworks can adjust. This has led to complex policy challenges that must be overcome to ensure that networks of the future can develop to their fullest potential.

Telecommunications
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September 5, 2006
The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit can play an important role in ensuring that the United States remains an attractive location for global companies to conduct research. Not only does the credit spur the retention and attraction of investment in R&D in the United States, new scholarly research shows convincingly that the credit is an effective tool for stimulating additional research, which in turn leads to faster economic growth. However, while the United States had the distinction of providing the most generous tax treatment of R&D of all OECD nations in the early 1990s, by 2004 we had dropped to 17th most generous.
September 1, 2006
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the 2006 Accelerating Innovation Conference in Washington, DC.
July 10, 2006
Because online legal services are a direct threat to revenues, the legal industry has used its regulatory power to thwart the emergence of these cheaper online legal offerings.
July 10, 2006
ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that private restraints to limit the online sale of contact lenses are anti-competitive and anti-consumer.
July 6, 2006
In a recent article in Foreign Affairs entitled "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution," noted economist Alan Blinder presented a provocative and disturbing thesis: the offshoring of service sector jobs is not just a routine extension of international trade, but a "third industrial revolution" likely to lead to one of every three American jobs being shipped overseas.
June 1, 2006
Governments must think of themselves less as direct providers of e-government services and more as enablers of third-party integrators that tie together multiple agencies across multiple levels of government to package government services in user-friendly ways.
May 30, 2006
Rob Atkinson and Phil Weiser propose a three-part, "third way" solution that allows incumbent broadband providers to offer managed broadband services, provided that they also offer a basic and growing open, non-discriminatory "best-efforts" Internet service.
May 4, 2006
On May 4th, ITIF President Rob Atkinson debated radio frequency identification (RFID) foe Katherine Albrecht at the 16th Annual Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.
April 21, 2006
Remarks by Rob Atkinson at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Conference.
April 12, 2006
This web-memo analyzes U.S. broadband performance compared to other nations and argues that the traditional excuses for poor U.S. performance do not hold.

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Broadband
Broadband: advocating policies to accelerate deployment, access, and adoption of high-speed Internet, and encourage continued network innovation.
Wireless
Wireless: analyzing policies and trends related to wireless technology, spectrum management and sharing, and radio usage rights.