Broadband

Cable, A Monopoly… If You Ignore Competitors

March 19, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

If you are going to oppose cable consolidation, at least recognize the current competition and acknowledge the benefits to a light-touch regulatory regime based on intermodal competition.

The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later

March 19, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide.

The American Broadband Model Works

March 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

To be clear, broadband is a critically important input to our economy, education, and daily lives, and it is easy to think of it as a modern-day utility. But setting up a utility-like regulatory regime would be a large step backwards, serving to further entrench incumbents and kill incentives to upgrade our networks. Such a move is totally unwarranted by current facts.

The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later

Netflix Grows Up

March 6, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The interconnection deal between Netflix and Comcast is not an unusual arrangement, and a good sign that the flexibility firms have in forming interconnection deals is working as intended. The deal better aligns incentives and improves customer's streaming. It is something we should be celebrating, but instead some are making hasty and unfounded comparisons to net neutrality.

Ignore Paranoid Bloggers: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Is Good For Consumers

February 27, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The Comcast, Time Warner merger is no doubt a large and important transaction.  But a merger this serious deserves a fair review with accurate facts. Unfortunately, the claims by some advocates, like Susan Crawford, that the transaction will destroy competition and broadband development are widely inaccurate and damaging to the necessary policy debate and public discourse.

Telecom Act Rewrite and the Potential Benefits to MWBEs and Minority Consumers

February 26, 2014
| Presentations

Doug Brake participated in a panel discussion that explored how the Telecom Act Re-write will influence other regulatory discussions such as net neutrality, peering agreements, IP network transition, etc. 

Debunking the EU Broadband Utopia

February 21, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

As an American academic in Europe, Layton, an ITIF guest blogger, finds the claims by some U.S. media about an EU broadband utopia curious. Europeans roundly complain about the quality of their networks, and, there is no one on the continent who would say that the US is falling behind Europe. In fact some of the biggest critics of European telecom are EU leaders themselves. 

ITIF Argues Comcast, Time Warner Merger Will Not Negatively Impact Consumers

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