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January 10, 2016
“This is a unique opportunity. One of perhaps the last opportunities on the horizon to see a sale of the sort of beachfront, low-band spectrum. But at the same time, I think there’s also a great deal of benefit to encouraging both sides of the auction to come to participate,” said Doug Brake in The Hill.
January 6, 2016
“[FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen] pointed out that while there are potential problems caused by big data, there are also many ways that these potential problems could be resol
January 5, 2016
“This is about business — that’s all it is. All this other stuff about hosting and being nice doesn’t fundamentally change the Chinese calculation. This is the strategy they have, and they’re going forward pretty relentlessly,” said Rob Atkinson in the New York Times.
December 24, 2015
“Most of us are rightly amazed at AI applications like IBM's Watson, our Nest thermostat that learns, and other learning devices. But to say that these devices and systems will be smart enough to take over the world is to misunderstand what AI is and where it stands today,” said ITIF in the International Business Times.
December 22, 2015
“There are many bad ideas that, if followed, would slow human progress. But the purpose of ITIF’s annual Luddite award is to highlight the worst of the worst,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
December 21, 2015
"Innovation is a wellspring of human progress. It provides higher living standards, better health, a cleaner environment, increased access to information and countless other benefits. Yet too many people stubbornly oppose it,” said Rob Atkinson in Investor’s Business Daily.
December 18, 2015
“The signal Xi is sending is, 'We've gotten tougher, we're very happy with that, you have no right to tell us not to, and we're going to keep getting tougher,' " said Rob Atkinson on CNBC.
December 16, 2015
“Our report makes the case that no country will successfully capture the benefits of the Internet of Things by leaving its development solely up to the market. Just as no country can capture the benefits of the Internet of Things without a robust private sector unencumbered by restrictive regulations that is free to innovate,” said Joshua New in FedScoop.
December 16, 2015
“Completion of this agreement is not just a win for exporters. It is also a win for the millions of potential new users around the world who can now access high-tech products at lower costs. Technology use is the key driver of productivity and growth in the global economy, so this is a victory for all involved,” said Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
December 16, 2015
“Unfortunately, creating restrictive rules for emerging technology at such an emerging stage in its development without clear evidence of how it could actually end up affecting consumers can have unintended consequences that limit innovation by restricting business models or even cost,” said Joshua New in Government Technology.

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Press Releases

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.
September 17, 2015
ITIF releases report outlining the ways China has failed to live up to the commitments it made when it joined the WTO.
September 10, 2015
ITIF released a comprehensive analysis of how privacy advocates trigger waves of public fear about new technologies in a recurring “privacy panic cycle.”
September 9, 2015
The best path forward is for the U.S. government to improve the MLAT process, says Daniel Castro.
August 28, 2015
ITIF has long advocated for improving America’s innovation infrastructure with partnerships like these between government, industry, and academia.
August 24, 2015
In a new report, ITIF argues that a recent Congressional Research Service report contains flaws that paint a rosier picture of U.S. manufacturing than is actually warranted.

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