ITIF submitted comments to the U.S. Commerce Department recommending how to revise the government’s Current Population Survey to give policymakers greater insight into the true economic impact of broadband deployment and access.
Testimonies & Filings
March 9, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission urging its help in streamlining of deployment of small cell infrastructure.
March 6, 2017
ITIF filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission arguing that the flawed broadband privacy rules should be vacated.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that to advance the development of learning health systems, it should prioritize eliminating data poverty to increase the effectiveness of the systems as a whole and ensure that all communities can reap the benefits.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that the goals and strategies NITRD puts forth in its draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan are worthwhile efforts to advance the development of smart cities in the United States.
January 30, 2017
ITIF welcomes the House Judiciary Committee’s proposal to modernize the Copyright Office by granting it with new authority over its technology and budget. An independent Copyright Office would be a more cost-effective one, able to deliver more convenience and better services to the public.
January 26, 2017
Testimony Before U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment
To evaluate the impact of increasing Chinese investments in the United States, U.S. policymakers must first understand that China is playing hardball to ensure its firms gain global market share at the expense of their competitors.
January 25, 2017
In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, ITIF commends the proposed amendment to the contact lens rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for period of not less than three years.
January 13, 2017
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology in the European Commission commending a recent paper that correctly identifies the reasons why wearables present a unique opportunity for Europe, and correctly highlights issues that need to be dealt with appropriately, such as standards and liability.
December 15, 2016
Comments to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking on How to Increase the Availability and Use of Government Data
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking arguing that easy access to usable data plays a crucial role in informed policymaking, and it is encouraging to see the Commission working to increase the accessibility and usability of government data for this purpose.