Issues

June 15, 2007
This report lays out the case for a proactive national broadband strategy to maximize overall societal welfare. It discusses a number of proactive policies that could spur faster broadband deployment and adoption.

June 13, 2007
In the last few years many have argued that the middle class has not been receiving its fair share of productivity income growth. As a result, the focus of many, particularly those on the left, has shifted from promoting productivity growth to redistribution as a way to raise living standards for this group of Americans. A new ITIF paper examines carefully the trends over the last 25 years in income growth and finds that, contrary to the conventional explanation embraced by many on the left, the historical link between productivity growth and wage growth is not broken and it would be a grave mistake for our future if our nation gave up on growth and the policies that can spur it.



May 25, 2007
ITIF comments on FCC’s proposed revisions to its broadband data collection. It makes suggestions for improving existing methods of data collection, and proposes a user-generated mapping model to generate local broadband data.

May 22, 2007
Focuses on three areas of reform: patent delay, patent quality and the reasons why the PTO issues too many questionable patents, and the dramatic increase in patent litigation and awards.

May 10, 2007
ITIF describes the current copyright system and the problems with the recent the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling.

April 24, 2007
ITIF Broadband Rankings benchmark broadband penetration, price and speed in OECD countries.

April 4, 2007
Takashi Ebihara spoke at an ITIF Policy Forum about the Japanese “Broadband Miracle.” Mr. Ebihara is a Senior Director of the Corporate Strategy Department at NTT East Corporation, the largest local telecommunications provider in Japan.

April 2, 2007
ITIF outlines several steps Congress should take to strengthen the credit.