Jessica Dine is a Research Assistant for Broadband Policy at ITIF. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Grinnell College.
Ten (Suggested) Commandments for Closing the Digital Divide
States are set to receive billions of dollars in federal funding—enough to close the digital divide once and for all. Following these 10 commandments will ensure they make the most of the money and citizens get the connectivity they need.
Fact of the Week: The Digital Economy Produced Has Produced a Real Growth Rate in the United States of 3.8 Percent Since 2019
Gross output, the market value of all goods and services produced by an industry, is a good metric to assess sheer volume of production as well as a means of comparison between industries.
Fact of the Week: The World’s Largest Publicly Funded Applied Research Organization Contributes 1.6 Percent Annually to the German Economy
The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft produces investment effects of €15.2 billion, creating 437,000 jobs; it increases government revenue by €14 billion; and the jobs created center in the motor vehicle, computer and electronics, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.
Broadband Myths: Do ISPs Engage in “Digital Redlining?”
Geographic differences in broadband deployment exist, but ITIF’s analysis of Census data and facts on the ground show they are best explained by income variations and barriers to adoption, not by racial discrimination.
Comments to the FCC on the Future of the Universal Service Fund
The FCC should not be content with Universal Service Fund programs that extract perennial multi-billion-dollar sums from consumers and pour them into the pockets of ISPs. Rather, the Commission should examine how to scale back its programs and shift to more limited and consumer-targeted assistance.
Comments to NTIA Regarding Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
ITIF filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in the matter of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Implementation (Docket No. 220105-0002), regarding the $48 billion to be administered by NTIA through the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program; the Middle Mile Program; and the Digital Equity Planning Program.