So-called “dig once” policies can dramatically reduce the cost of deploying broadband Internet infrastructure by taking advantage of the opportunity to install new conduits whenever roads or sewers are under construction, says Doug Brake.
October 22, 2015
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
States Can Save $11 Billion Over Five Years by Better Harnessing IT to Drive Productivity While Improving Public Services, Says ITIF
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.
December 8, 2015
“Having the same price throughout the EU means people in Slovenia, Greece, the Czech Republic will have to pay more for films than they do now. If you start charging them at Swedish prices, then all you will get is more piracy,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
December 7, 2015
“Internet access should not be a partisan issue. It shouldn’t even be a political issue. Broadband adoption is a real area of opportunity. If we put some effort and real government funding behind it, it can get a lot more people online, and have all sorts of spillover effects that benefit the entire economy and our productivity,” said Doug Brake in Wired.
December 4, 2015
“It’s time to put the FCC’s authority on firm legal footing with legislation that avoids the weighty baggage of Title II’s Depression-era utility-style of regulation,” said Doug Brake in the International Business Times.
December 1, 2015
“The U.S. leads in cloud computing today and these restrictions would tend to put a damper on this. Data nationalism and data localization are not good,” said Rob Atkinson in CFO.
November 30, 2015
“We are very pleased that policymakers around the world are committing to increase clean energy innovation, because the only plausible way to curb greenhouse emissions is to make clean energy technologies more affordable than fossil fuels,” said Rob Atkinson in The Business Journals.