Issues

April 29, 2009
ITIF & LSE Enterprise estimate the impact on U.K. employment of additional investment in broadband Internet, intelligent transportation systems, and the smart grid.

April 23, 2009
Listening to debates over IT policy, it would be easy for a casual observer to believe that the United States has only one goal for the digital economy: spurring broadband.


April 3, 2009
Despite the promises of municipal fiber, the actual success rate of these community fiber projects has been lukewarm at best and, in many cases, a failure.


March 16, 2009
The Federal Reserve has reported that household net worth plunged $11.2 trillion in 2008. In this "Atlantic" article, Rob Atkinson argues that American wealth did not decline.

October 19, 2007
An article in the "Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law" unravels the broadband competition debate from both the perspective of an engineer and an economist and then evaluates four main policy options towards broadband competition.

March 5, 2009
Supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth.

March 4, 2009
The ideal fiscal stimulus measure not only creates jobs and drives economic activity in the short run but also boosts quality of life and economic growth in the medium and long run. Support for scientific research in the stimulus package accomplishes both goals. In this report, ITIF finds that spurring an additional $20 billion investment in our national research infrastructure will create or retain approximately 402,000 American jobs for one year.

March 4, 2009
ITIF argues that Congress should promote technology neutral policies that do not unfairly advantage or disadvantage any particular technology or business model.