Issues


May 1, 2008
Based on the findings from other nations, the report proposes 11 policy recommendations to spur both deployment of more ubiquitous and faster networks and adoption of broadband by consumers.

April 25, 2008
Recently, a Pennsylvanian couple sued Google for publishing photos of their home on Google Maps. This lawsuit highlights the argument made by privacy advocates that technologies like Google Street View are invasive and inappropriate. In this WebMemo, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro argues that not only are these privacy fears unfounded, but if we were to accept the position of these privacy advocates, we would have to ban a whole host of modern technologies.

March 22, 2008
Without a more robust, targeted, and explicit federal innovation policy, U.S. competitiveness will continue to slip and economic growth will lag.

April 11, 2008
The United States is one of the few nations not allowing its citizens to submit their census forms online.

April 11, 2008
It’s time for a debate that focuses on the most important digital economy issues: how to get fast broadband networks to all Americans; how to use IT to transform our health care system, transportation system, education system, and government.


March 12, 2008
ITIF hosted an event to debate the technical and economic reasons ISPs may need to manage their networks in the face of increasing bandwidth demands.

March 11, 2008
ITIF President Robert Atkinson’s presentation to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence outlines the intelligence implications of our increasingly digital economy and society.

March 6, 2008
Video from the event.