ITIF's Doug Brake spoke at an event hosted by the LGBT Technology Partnership about the importance of broadband to the LGBT community. Doug discussed the importance of spectrum as a key input to mobile broadband and the need for a balanced expansion of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to expand the reach of important wireless services.
ITIF Submits Comments on House Energy and Commerce Whitepaper on Competition Policy in Communications
ITIF submitted comments with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in response to its whitepaper on competition policy under a Communications Act Update. ITIF urged the Committee maintain a light-touch regulatory framework that respects the economies of scale that come with networked industries. The comments included an elaboration on different ways to view competition in a broadband policy and urged the Committee to consider shifting the FCC's role to one more of enforcement.
Should the Internet Be Regulated Like a Utility?
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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