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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November 28, 2017
Technology-based startups are key drivers of America’s economic growth because they make outsized contributions to employment, innovation, and productivity. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to focus indiscriminately on helping small business startups without specifically targeting technology-based startups that have high growth potential. How can policymakers support the formation and success of new technology firms at the national and local level?
November 27, 2017
A year after ITIF first collected data on the most popular federal websites, more than nine out of 10 continue to fall short of government and industry standards for design and development.
November 22, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the European Commission in response to its recent impact assessment on “fairness in platform-to-business relations,” a study to investigate practices by online platforms—digital services that cater to two-sided markets—in their relations with other businesses.
November 15, 2017
If the EU intends to build a Digital Single Market home to the next generation of tech companies, then it needs consistent policies that allow businesses in all sectors to take advantage of online advertising.
November 15, 2017
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) more effectively generates new ideas that are useful to energy innovators than its older brethren in the federal R&D establishment, and it bridges the gap between research and use in ways that these other agencies simply do not.
November 15, 2017
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) fills key gaps in the U.S. energy innovation system.
November 14, 2017
Speaking at the 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, Stephen Ezell explained why the digitization of manufacturing matters, and what governments’ roles and responsibilities should be to facilitate the transition.
November 14, 2017
The notion at the heart of a Central Bank proposal—that data must be stored domestically to ensure that it remains secure and private—is false. The focus should be on ensuring that financial firms use best-in-class data storage cybersecurity measures regardless of where data is stored.
November 13, 2017
What could Republicans do to increase the chances of passing a good bill? They could focus principally on reforming the corporate tax code.
November 12, 2017
Democrats have made “cracking down on corporate monopolies” a key part of their plan for shared prosperity. But much of the case for more vigorous antitrust enforcement falls apart on close inspection.

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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.