Broadband

Over 96 percent of American households have access to wired broadband.

 Over 96 percent of American households have access to wired broadband. This fact by The National Broadband Map defies a widespread misconception. The common storyline surrounding American broadband, which argues the U.S. is behind Europe in speed, deployment and price, fails to take into account current reality. By almost every measure, U.S. broadband networks are good and getting better.

  Read more »

Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet

June 26, 2013
The Internet provides a powerful platform for individuals to engage in free speech, but some extremists regularly go online, often anonymously, to spread bigotry, engage in cyber-bullying, and encourage violence. In their new book, Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet, Abraham Foxman and Christopher Wolf argue that online hate speech is a serious threat that needs to be addressed and discuss the merits of a range of responses including through the law, counter-speech, and intervention by intermediaries.
See video

How Loony is the Google Loon Project?

Christian Science Monitor
Google's Project Loon may sound crazy, but it has a lofty mission: To bridge the gap between the Internet haves and have-nots.

Google's Project Loon may sound crazy, but it has a lofty mission: To bridge the gap between the Internet haves and have-nots.

Google Begins Launching Internet-Beaming Balloons

Associated Press
Richard Bennett discusses Google’s use of novel balloon technology to enhance Internet access.

Privacy Should Not Come at the Expense of User Choice

International Broadband Quality: How's that Policy Working?

June 17, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
ITIF
1101 K Street, NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

The United States and Europe have chosen different policy models for broadband: While the U. S. emphasizes "facilities-based competition" and mobile technology freedom for broadband networks, Europe follows a "structural separation" regime for wireline networks and a single technology mandate for mobile. Theoretically, the European model should produce lower prices, while the U. S. Read more »

No Country for Slow Broadband

June 17, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

America's broadband networks are better than those in Europe in terms of speed and coverage, despite the widespread belief to the contrary.

Does American Broadband Suck?

June 12, 2013

Richard Bennett discusses the current state of America’s broadband networks in an interview with Andrew Keen for TechCrunch TV.

2013 Start!Forum

June 12, 2013
| Presentations

ITIF and the Voice Communication Exchange are co-sponsoring the 2013 Start!Forum, which seeks to address the range of telecommunications issues driving the transition to all-IP networks. As part of the event, ITIF Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett will discuss the transition to all-IP networks as part of the panel discussion Knowledge and Power - The Information Theory of Capitalism. For free registration please use the promo code "ITIF."

Syndicate content