ITIF Calls on Congress to Focus Telecom Policy on Broadband Innovation
WASHINGTON (October 22, 2013) - In advance of tomorrow's congressional hearing, The Evolution of Wired Communications Networks, Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), releases the following statement:
"ITIF applauds the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology for taking up this extremely important topic. Broadband telecommunications will continue to play a central role in the continued development of the digital economy. This makes it essential that we support policies that continue to promote telecom innovation and enhance adoption of broadband technologies.
As ITIF has noted in its report The Whole Picture: Where America's Broadband Networks Really Stand, in contrast to some claims, the United States is in fact among the world leaders in multipl