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."

FCC's Genachowski Reflects on Tenure

USA Today
Robert Atkinson commended Commissioner Genachowski’s ability to steer a moderate course during his tenure as FCC chair.

Confronting Broadband Reality

May 20, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

We've all heard the story: America's broadband networks are second rate. We pay exorbitant prices for shoddy service because broadband providers print money and hold innovation in a death grip. While America languishes, our competitors in Europe and Asia are racing ahead to a user-generated content utopia. The only way forward is a government takeover, or failing that, a massive dose of regulation.

The only problem with this story is that it's almost completely untrue.

The IP Transition: An Engineering Perspective

May 17, 2013
| Presentations

Senior Fellow Richard Bennett will present on on IP transition panel regarding how the pace of change in today’s telecommunications marketplace demands constant vigilance to keep up with the latest technologies. The devices that many of us use every day – smartphones, tablets, e-readers – are easy to “get.” But what about the networks these products rely on? How do they work, and are they able to keep up? Just as the black rotary dial gave way to the iPhone, so too are fundamental changes occurring in our networks, only it’s more difficult to see and understand. We’re moving from a system that has relied on copper connections and circuit switches to one that will be reliant upon fiber optics and Internet protocols. USTelecom has invited experts to discuss these changes, from an historical and engineering perspective. Visit the USTelecom website for more information.

Obama to Nominate Venture Capitalist to Head FCC

USA Today
Rob Atkinson weighs in on the nomination of Tom Wheeler, saying, "The historic nature of this transition stresses every fiber of communication policy. The new FCC chairman will have to focus his considerable talents on this challenge."

ITIF Responds to Selection of Tom Wheeler as New Chairman of the FCC

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2013) – In light of the upcoming announcement of the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Rob Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), releases the following statement: Read more »

Bandwidth for the Buck: The State of Broadband Access and Competition in the U.S.

April 26, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A

WATCH this event live on the ISOC Livestream Event Page. Read more »

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