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May 28, 2024|Publications

Vermont Ranks First, Hawaii Last in Clean Energy Innovation; New Index Ranks States and Regions on Performance Contributing to Energy Transition

ITIF has assessed state and regional energy innovation ecosystems across nine functional categories using indicators such as federal and private research funding, scientific and engineering publications and patents, and state and regional policies and public opinion.

May 23, 2024|Publications

Privacy and Children’s Online Safety Bills Still Contain Serious Flaws, Says ITIF

Following the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) and Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA), ITIF issued the following statement from Senior Policy Manager Ashley Johnson.

May 21, 2024|Publications

Americans Divided on Whether AI Will Make Things Better or Worse, New Survey Finds

Americans are closely split on whether they think AI will make things better, worse, or have no impact on their own lives and careers, according to a new survey conducted by Public First in partnership with the Center for Data Innovation.

May 15, 2024|Publications

The Senate’s AI Roadmap Sets America on the Right Course

This roadmap for AI policy shows Congress is listening to those who have called on policymakers to ensure the United States remains the global leader in AI. By investing in and prioritizing AI innovation, the United States is helping safeguard its position and creating a framework for policy that recognizes the enormous societal and economic benefits AI can bring to sectors such as health care, transportation, and education.

May 13, 2024|Publications

BEAD Program’s Fiber Bias Pushes States to Overspend on Broadband, Neglecting Other Causes of the Digital Divide, New ITIF Report Concludes

Congress has allocated more than $42 billion to bridge the “digital divide,” but that effort risks failing because the federal BEAD program encourages states to overspend on high-end fiberoptic infrastructure.

May 9, 2024|Publications

“Technology Fears and Scapegoats”: New Book Debunks 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

New technologies and the tech companies behind them are now widely accused of creating a myriad of problems. But a new book by Rob Atkinson and David Moschella reveals the charges are mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations.

May 6, 2024|Publications

Many US Industries Need More Consolidation, Not Less, New Report Finds

Many U.S. industries would benefit from greater consolidation and economies of scale, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.

April 30, 2024|Publications

Congress Should Pass the Bipartisan Future of AI Innovation Act

The Future of AI Innovation Act is a refreshing example of how policymakers can and should steer AI toward positive outcomes. The bill doesn’t just dangle a carrot of progress, it paves a path forward for achieving it.

April 19, 2024|Publications

Banning TikTok Is Bad Policy, Says ITIF

The TikTok ban is bad policy, plain and simple. It will not reduce national security threats, prevent foreign election interference, or halt the spread of misinformation online. It will not solve concerns about consumer privacy, teen online safety, or cybersecurity. And it will not stop China’s techno-nationalist agenda.

April 19, 2024|Publications

FCC’s Title II Order Will Hurt Consumers and Is Unlikely to Survive in Court, Says ITIF

The FCC's decision to impose Title II regulation on the Internet marks a significant setback for consumers who rely on broadband. The new regulations subject the competitive broadband landscape to rules that are anticonsumer, vague, and detrimental to the long-run benefits of connectivity.

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May 22, 2024|Publications

When Building Out Broadband, Don’t Overspend on Fiber

Government Tech covered a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation advises states and regions to consider a range of connectivity issues, before deciding how to best spend federal infrastructure funding on high-speed Internet.

May 22, 2024|Publications

India Touted as Option to Ease U.S. Chip Workforce Gap

Nikkei quoted Stephen Ezell on the feasibility of establishing a capped, time-limited visa program for important industries to the U.S.-India technology partnership like semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

May 13, 2024|Publications

Feds’ Fiber First Policy Slows Deployment, Report Says

Law360 covered ITIF’s analysis of states’ initial proposals to spend federal broadband funds.

May 7, 2024|Publications

Why the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has been getting busier

Marketplace radio interviewed ITIF President Rob Atkinson for a story on the role of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) amid geostrategic trade tensions.

May 3, 2024|Publications

ITIF President Wonders Whether Canada Has the “Political Will” to Fix Its Productivity Issues

BetaKit—the publication of record for Canadian start-up and tech innovation news—interviewed Rob Atkinson in Ottawa at the launch of ITIF’s Centre for Canadian Innovation and Competitiveness.

April 28, 2024|Publications

How TikTok Lost the War in Washington

The Wall Street Journal quoted ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro on the pressure TikTok faces. “TikTok is facing resistance from all the critics of big tech, all the criticism of social media, they’re facing all the criticism of Chinese apps, of China-based tech companies,” said Castro.

April 20, 2024|Publications

House Passes Potential TikTok Ban That Could Speed Through Senate

Daniel Castro told The Washington Post that, even if the Chinese government is demanding access to user data, “[TikTok] is not collecting particularly sensitive data.” He added, “Policymakers have legitimate concerns about Chinese-made apps and reciprocal access to China’s digital market, but they should address those issues through policies that are specific, scalable, and sound.”

April 19, 2024|Publications

Is the US Banning TikTok? What a TikTok Ban Would Mean for You

USA Today quoted ITIF’s opposition to legislation banning TikTok in the United States. “The TikTok ban is bad policy, plain and simple,” ITIF Vice President Daniel Castro said in a statement. And, he said, “it will not stop China’s techno-nationalist agenda.”

April 9, 2024|Publications

FCC Move to Restore Net Neutrality Sets Stage for Familiar Fight

Reporting on the FCC’s move to regulate broadband Internet service under Title II of the Communications Act, CQ Rollcall quoted ITIF’s Joe Kane explaining why classifying Internet service as a telecom service is an outdated approach. 

April 9, 2024|Publications

Early Sticking Points Emerge for Privacy Bill

In a story on the newly released American Privacy Rights Act (APRA), Axios noted quoted ITIF policy analyst Ashley Johnson, who expressed concerns that the new bill’s private right of action is much broader than previous bills.

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