Issues

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.


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 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.

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

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 2, 2009
The article in "IEEE Internet Computing" offers 10 guiding principles for creating technology policy that spurs and sustains digital progress.

February 25, 2009
The 2009 report finds that while the U.S. still leads the EU in innovation-based competitiveness, it ranks sixth overall and last in progress over the last decade.

February 24, 2009
A report by the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission lays out the financial crisis our nation’s surface transportation system is in and suggests both short and long term solutions.