Alan McQuinn

Alan McQuinn
Research Assistant
the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Alan McQuinn is a Research Assistant with The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, he was a telecommunications fellow for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, an Honorary Co-Chair of ITIF. While part of her team, he assisted with research and analysis for a variety of issues related to information technology and telecommunications.

Alan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Public Relations and Political Communications, and a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. He spent his final semester at UT as a participant in the Bill Archer Fellowship Program. During his time as an Archer Fellow, he interned for the Federal Communications Commission in the Office of Legislative Affairs. Before that, he interned for the City of Austin Public Information Office, where we worked on major city projects related to egov, transparency, and the rollout of Google Fiber Austin.

Recent Publications

May 21, 2015

Regulatory policy should focus on harm and intent.

May 15, 2015

Restricting data to sovereign borders hurts Australian businesses.

May 14, 2015

Taxes on telecommunications services, like cell phones, broadband, or even cable TV services, are bad for the economy and society.

May 13, 2015

Warning: U.S. commercial drone industry is rapidly losing altitude.

May 13, 2015

Can we trust ICANN to conduct itself in a predictable and accountable manner?

May 5, 2015

Wireless taxes increase the digital divide.