Broadband

Nearly One-Third of American Adults Lack Digital Readiness

82 percent of U.S. households, compared to only 54 percent of European households, have access to a broadband connection in excess of 25 Mbps.

Christopher Yoo digs into new broadband mapping data, showing that contrary to common reporting, the U.S. comfortably leads Europe in deploying next generation broadband networks. Read more »

Should the Internet Be Regulated Like a Utility?

June 4, 2014
| Presentations

Doug reiterated ITIF's position that data conclusively shows that the US is not falling behind in broadband deployment. Doug commended Christopher Yoo's rigorous new paper exploring new mapping data that comes to the same conclusion. The panel explored the importance of moving past a simple debate about where we stand in the rankings, and how we continue to improve our standing. 

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Wheeler's 'Third Way' on Net Neutrality

May 28, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has presented a reasonable, moderate path for addressing net neutrality that will both protect consumers and enhance innovation. Unfortunately, discussions surrounding net neutrality policy have been swept up in partisan politics and the often circus-like actions of net roots activists. Instead of debating over slogans and offering up apocalyptic propaganda about of the end of the Internet, we need to have an informed policy debate that can produce actions that will benefit the greatest number of people. 

ITIF’s Top 10 Net Neutrality Hits

May 16, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

This past Thursday, the FCC voted to kick off a new attempt at open Internet regulations, marking yet another milestone in the history of the net neutrality debate. Over the years ITIF has been at the forefront of this debate, and will continue to do so. Below is a top-10 list of ITIF publications that both explain how advanced IP networks actually work and advance our “third way,” middle-ground approach.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality NPRM

May 16, 2014
Doug Brake discusses federal net neutrality policy with Charles Ellison on Sirius-XM POTUS’ Midday Briefing.

Doug Brake discusses federal net neutrality policy with Charles Ellison on Sirius-XM POTUS’ Midday Briefing.

FCC Takes Right Path in Developing Net Neutrality Rules

U.S. Regulators Consider New Net Neutrality Rules

May 15, 2014

Doug Brake spoke with Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) efforts to develop new net neutrality rules. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the issue was released by the FCC on May 15.

Interconnection Confusion

May 13, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The often obscure debates surrounding telecommunications policy are confusing enough when everyone is trying their best to be clear. Unfortunately, some of the recent discussions are proceeding from an intentionally muddled premise—that the recent deal between Netflix and Comcast for Internet interconnection is the same as the consumer protection issue of net neutrality. It isn’t.

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