Issues

October 19, 2009
ITIF lays out ten key questions it believes are critical to answer accurately before any regulatory decisions are made.

October 19, 2009
Should wireless handset manufacturers like Apple and Palm be forbidden to share innovation risks with network operators? Congress and the FCC have been besieged by advocates seeking a ban on the marketing arrangements that make risk-sharing possible, but the technology mandate necessary to accomplish the goal would impair innovation.


October 14, 2009
A proposal on cybersecurity certification will offer few benefits, introduce burdensome costs to the government and the private sector, and not address the root cause of most cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

October 12, 2009
The United States and the United Kingdom commit roughly the same percentage of total public medical research funds to health informatics. However, the United Kingdom is uniquely positioned to benefit from advancements in health informatics research because it is significantly ahead of the United States in its transition to electronic health records among primary care providers.

September 30, 2009
ITIF Research Fellow Richard Bennett filed comments with the FCC regarding regulatory approaches to licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrum. The filing offers preliminary guidance on encouraging innovation and investment in wireless networks by moving the FCC’s regulatory approach fully into the digital realm.

September 25, 2009
Countries should adopt innovation-based, domestic-growth strategies instead of relying on mercantilist, export-lead economic policies.

September 25, 2009
A review of the development of the Internet architecture that finds an extraordinarily high degree of intelligence embedded in the network core.

September 24, 2009
Privacy controls need to be built into systems like the smart grid, but they are not serious barriers to implementation.

September 22, 2009
Which countries are leading in health IT adoption, what explains their success, and what lessons can other nations learn from these leaders?