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November 19, 2015
“Genetically engineered salmon are also more sustainable and have a lower carbon footprint because they can be grown closer to consumers, instead of being flown or trucked from thousands of miles away,” said Val Giddings in The Hill.
November 19, 2015
Val Giddings said ITIF is “happy to see policymakers embracing the kind of innovation that is central to promoting human health and ecological sustainability,” writes The Guardian.
November 12, 2015
"Smart cities can create new market opportunities. More importantly, they are about delivering real-time actionable information to citizens and administrators, allowing them to change their behavior in meaningful ways,” said Stephen Ezell in ZDNet.
November 11, 2015
"I would be hard-pressed to think that this would have been Microsoft's first choice had they not had pressure from the Europeans and especially from the Germans,” said Rob Atkinson in the Associated Press. "They had no choice but to make this deal, with a telecom who frankly is a competitor of Microsoft."
November 11, 2015
“If Airbnb is not at least somewhat flexible on their part, cities will just dig in their heels,” said Rob Atkinson in the New York Times.
November 6, 2015
“For some of the smaller broadcasters, there’s not surging demand for over-the-air broadcasting. It’s an industry kind of in decline,” said Doug Brake in Morning Consult. “For those old family businesses that are looking to retire it’s an easy way… Here’s some retirement money!”
November 4, 2015
"[People who leave reviews are] actually being a public citizen, they're taking their valuable time. If we have a collective climate of fear, then people are not going to be able to do it,” said Rob Atkinson on CBS News.
October 29, 2015
ITIF is proposing a "Grand Bargain" bill that would provide a legislative underpinning for most of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, while allowing for some paid prioritization and funding broadband deployment programs, writes Broadcasting & Cable.
October 27, 2015
According to ITIF’s Nigel Cory, Indonesia ranks 114th on the World Bank’s ranking of ability to do business, writes PBS NewsHour.
October 26, 2015
Daniel Castro raised the specter of a "splinternet" emerging, where data-processing centers spring up in multiple countries as firms try to avoid falling foul of divergent privacy laws, writes Deutsche Welle. "We are seeing an increase in the number of data centers in Europe, although it is hard to say what is causing this," Castro said.


Press Releases

October 19, 2015
The Department of Transportation is trying to improve the safety and security of national airspace—which is a worthy goal—but the United States cannot rush into new rules that could have unintended consequences down the line.
October 19, 2015
ITIF released a new report outlining why Internet marketplace platforms do not need their own, special regulations to address potential competition, privacy, or employment concerns.
October 13, 2015
ITIF released a new analysis on why and how states should better harness IT to drive public-sector productivity and generate savings.
October 9, 2015
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) spoke clearly at the Duke Law Forum on the Future of Video Competition and Regulation: The FCC should “hit the pause button” on regulating streaming video. This is a sound recommendation, says Doug Brake.
October 6, 2015
Policymakers in the United States and EU should work together swiftly to implement an interim agreement so that we do not shut down transatlantic digital commerce overnight, says Daniel Castro.
October 5, 2015
The BEPS project should not be an excuse for hidden tax increases, nor should it dramatically increase the cost of compliance, says Joe Kennedy.
October 5, 2015
As Congress begins to review this new framework, we implore lawmakers to remember the importance of having a high-standard agreement that sets the bar for all future global trade agreements.
October 2, 2015
Instead of nullifying the Safe Harbor, policymakers in the United States and EU should work together to make a number of much-needed privacy reforms, says Daniel Castro.
September 28, 2015
The single most important thing a nation can do to spur Internet access and adoption is eliminate taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.
September 23, 2015
We agree there is no place for digital protectionism in the global innovation economy.