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Time for a Post-Partisan Broadband Debate

September 9, 2008
| Reports

In the last few years the debate over broadband policy has become increasingly partisan and bitter. In this Report ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that it's time to move beyond the partisan bickering. By reviewing the merits and shortcomings of each side’s position Dr. Atkinson draws a blueprint for pragmatic broadband progress in the areas of the U.S. broadband position, net neutrality, the role of competition and overall broadband policy. Although complete policy agreement is neither likely nor beneficial, this web-memo points the way to a more reasoned and less vitriolic debate.