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May 22, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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