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ITIF provides policy expertise to governments around the world, frequently testifying and filing public comments for official hearings, inquiries, and regulatory proceedings.

May 18, 2023

Feedback to the European Commission on the Future of the Electronic Communications Sector and Its Infrastructure: Fair Contribution by All Digital Players

ISPs do not deserve an extraneous fee for their participation in a mutually reliant ecosystem that benefits all parties. To mandate one would be to blithely ignore the strengths of the Internet’s current model in favor of preferencing certain players at everyone else’s expense.

May 3, 2023

Testimony to the UN’s Economic and Social Council Regarding Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

In order to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, we must advance policies that facilitate global trade and innovation to secure access to safe water, clean and affordable energy, and sustainable industrialization.

April 25, 2023

Reply Comments to the FCC About Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Prevention and Elimination of Digital Discrimination

The Commission should tune its rules to address the real causes of unequal access rather than imposing a punitive regulatory overhang that does not address the root problems.

April 17, 2023

Comments to the NTIA Regarding Development of a National Spectrum Strategy

A national spectrum strategy is essential to driving U.S. leadership in wireless technology and applications. By focusing on spectrum productivity and balance between different access regimes, the United States will be poised to lead the world in spectrum.

April 3, 2023

Comments to Attorney-General’s Department Regarding Australia’s Privacy Act Review

Australia’s Privacy Act review is happening as the global debate about data flows, governance, privacy, cybersecurity, and trade heats up with growing points of friction, and potential interoperability, emerging between different countries and regions. This submission focuses on how Australia’s revised Privacy Act (the Review Report) should be amended to manage issues and initiatives related to cross-border data flows and global data governance.

March 30, 2023

Testimony to the US International Trade Commission Regarding COVID-19 Diagnostics and Therapeutics: Supply, Demand, and TRIPS Agreement Flexibilities

A TRIPS IPR waiver for COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics is unnecessary, unwarranted, and even counterproductive—just as it was for COVID-19 vaccines.

March 23, 2023

Comments to DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions Regarding the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI)

FESI is an idea whose time has come. DOE drives action toward many of the United States’ most vital goals: a strong, secure economy; global leadership in science and technology; eliminating climate pollution at home and around the world, and much more. Congress seized an historic opportunity to accelerate progress toward these goals by authorizing DOE to establish and collaborate closely with FESI.

March 22, 2023

Comments to the DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstration Regarding Demand-Side Support for Clean Energy Technologies

Demand-side support measures such as direct procurement, advanced market commitments, and guaranteed price floors can advance DOE’s mission by providing a predictable commercial market for clean energy technologies.

March 13, 2023

Comments to OMB Regarding Guidance for Grants and Agreements: Build America, Buy America Act

Rather than fixating on Build America Buy America Act (BABA) mandates at the expense of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program’s more central goals, Office of Management and Budget should adopt guidance that recognizes the unique situation of broadband components and allows BABA mandates adapted to provide waivers as necessary to connect Americans to high-speed broadband as soon as possible.

March 10, 2023

Feedback to the European Commission on 2030 Digital Decade Key Performance Indicators

The Center for Data Innovation submits feedback on the European Commission’s key performance indicators to measure the progress towards the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030 digital targets. The feedback includes proposed changes on how to improve some of the KPIs.

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