Wireless

In testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Doug Brake spoke in favor of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on the grounds that it would bring about a better future for American businesses and consumers compared to one where each company attempted to continue alone.
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April 29, 2019
It is surely in the interest of the United States to have a robust deployment of 5G sooner rather than later. But it is important we not overreact to the race with China or lose sight of America’s strengths.
February 13, 2019
In testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Doug Brake spoke in favor of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger on the grounds that it would bring about a better future for American businesses and consumers compared to one where each company attempted to continue alone.
November 13, 2018
Mid-band spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, so it is important that the FCC moves quickly to transition portions of this spectrum to more efficient use.
November 13, 2018
Spectrum remains the lifeblood of wireless communications, but not all spectrum is the same.Mid-band spectrum is the goldilocks of frequencies—not too high, and not too low. Portions of this spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, and other nations are moving full steam ahead to allocate this spectrum for 5G services.
October 29, 2018
ITIF supports market-based solution to quickly transition 3.7 to 4.2 GHz mid-band spectrum to terrestrial mobile use.
September 17, 2018
ITIF supports the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, as it would help accelerate 5G deployment, improve market structure, and intensify competition.
September 10, 2018
5G is the latest in the evolution of mobile wireless technologies. 5G goes beyond 4G LTE, and is expected to bring not just faster downloads, but a much more flexible and responsive network that can adapt to enable different uses. The benefits of next-generation wireless capabilities will reverberate throughout the economy, so it makes sense to adjust policy to spur its deployment and use.
August 24, 2018
Verizon finds itself in the hot seat after it apparently slowed data communications of fire fighters in California who exceeded a pre-set threshold on their “unlimited” mobile plan. The incident has little to nothing to do with net neutrality and does not show why we need the old Title II-based rules, but it does provide a useful example of how net neutrality advocates will take advantage of bad optics to push for expansive regulation.
July 30, 2018
Policymakers should not write off a permissive prioritization regime in net neutrality legislation. With simple rules, paid prioritization can make the Internet work much better for some services without making others worse off or harming the Internet’s characteristic openness.
July 13, 2018
The FCC should grant Ligado’s license modification with an eye to facilitating future reallocations of spectrum.

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