Broadband

The United States ranks first in the world in cable modem deployment, with 96% of households having a cable modem capability.

The collection of statistics on deployment is a new wrinkle for OECD, which uses the term "coverage" rather than "deployment" to describe them. These new coverage data allow us to see the picture of how widely deployed broadband networks are, as well as the state of intermodal competition internationally. While the United States ranked 31st in terms of the extent of DSL deployment in 2008, it ranked first in terms of cable modem deployment (in 2009), with 96 percent coverage.

The FCC should carefully examine “network neutrality” complaints.

No formal complaints of the FCC’s 2010 Open Internet (“network neutrality”) rules have been lodged, although a number of firms complain about unfair conduct. In the event that an actual Open Internet complaint is made to the FCC, it should be carefully examined by an expert panel such as the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group before the FCC takes action.

What Will the Proposed Telecom Overhaul Mean for Mexico?

Inter-American Dialogues
Inter-American Dialogues interviews Senior Analyst Daniel Castro on pending telecom reforms and their benefits in Mexico.

A Tale of Two Genachowskis

Technology Review
Rob Atkinson praised the FCC’s National Broadband Plan and other initiatives led by Genachowski and cited his “leading role in spurring tremendous advances in broadband innovation and the Internet economy.”

FCC Chairman Genachowski to Step Down

USA Today
ITIF President Rob Atkinson reflected on Chairman Genachowski's tenure, noting more than 96% of the U.S. has access to wired broadband since his term.

ITIF Commends Julius Genachowski on His Tenure as FCC Chairman

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2013) - In light of the upcoming announcement of the resignation of Julius Genachowski as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), releases the following statement:
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Tennessee Is Home to U.S. Leader in Offering Fast Internet

March 21, 2013
Richard Bennett talks U.S. broadband on the PBS Newshour.

ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett appears on PBS Newshour to discuss high-speed broadband in the United States and ITIF's recent report. Read more »

Book Presentation: The Need for Speed

April 11, 2013 - 9:00am -