In this FCC filing, ITIF discusses policy and non-policy factors that affect broadband deployment and outlines a policy framework for a successful national broadband strategy.
Testimonies & Filings
June 9, 2009
Testimony Before House Judiciary Subcommittee on Wireless Taxation, Economic Growth and Economic Opportunity
In a testimony before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Rob Atkinson discusses why discriminatory taxes on wireless services have a negative impact on economic growth and innovation.
July 17, 2008
This FCC filing examines how P2P applications harm telephony applications even during low levels of utilization, how traffic shaping technologies can improve service, and how Comcast’s new Protocol Agnostic network management system will work to protect VoIP services.
May 22, 2008
Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee on Combating Unfair Trade Practices in the Innovation Economy
The growing array of mercantilist trade policies that nations have enacted to unfairly disadvantage foreign – including U.S. – technology products.
February 14, 2008
Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration state that the U.S. government should continue its historic role in providing oversight to the Internet's domain name and addressing system.
February 13, 2008
ISPs should have the right to reasonably manage their networks to ensure a fair and efficient distribution of bandwidth among their subscribers.
October 23, 2007
ITIF Senior Analyst Julie Hedlund’s testimony on U.S. programs and legislation to support rural broadband access for the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee.
October 4, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s testimony about globalization of R&D and policy responses, before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.
September 6, 2007
Testimony Before the House Committee on Small Business on the Small Business Administration's Investment Programs
ITIF President Rob Atkinson's testimony on the Small Business Administration's investment programs before the House Committee on Small Business.
May 25, 2007
ITIF comments on FCC’s proposed revisions to its broadband data collection. It makes suggestions for improving existing methods of data collection, and proposes a user-generated mapping model to generate local broadband data.