Posts Tagged ‘Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’

Internet Researcher John Horrigan on How Digital Illiteracy is Eclipsing Digital Divide

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Education, NTIA July 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The internet equity facing the nation isn’t the digital divide, but is digital readiness, according to a panel last month by internet researcher John Horrigon at an event of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. According to Horrigan, digital literacy is rapidly overshadowing non-adoption.A half-decade ago in 2009, 83 million […]

Broadband Roundup: House Communications Committee Seeks Comments from Trade Groups on Telecom Law

Broadband Roundup, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality June 17th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 – The House Energy and Commerce Committee put forward an opportunity for individuals and interest groups to offer comment on telecommunications policy, and many individuals and trade groups took advantage of the opportunity, The Hill reported The Telecommunications Industry Association said that in 1996, lawmakers didn’t grasp the manner in which […]

U.S. Broadband Deployment and Speeds are Beating Europe’s, Says Scholar Touting ‘Facilities-based Competition’

Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan June 10th, 2014

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 – In spite of press reports to the contrary, U.S. broadband coverage is not falling behind European levels of service, academic Christopher Yoo said on Wednesday at the National Press Club. “It seems like every other week there’s a new infographic or news story that talks about how the U.S. is […]

How Broadband Helps Make Cities Smarter at the Breakfast Club

Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid September 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2011 – Broadband is an essential ingredient in allowing cities of the future to ensure better services, promote better jobs, and become more livable. Here are both the five-minute highlight version, and a full-length version, of the September Broadband Breakfast Club.

Five-Minute Highlight Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

Full-Length Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

House Subcommittee Examines Digital Goods Tax Bill

Congress, House of Representatives, The Innovation Economy May 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 – The Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing Monday on a bill that would define limits on taxes for virtual goods and services on the Internet.

The proposed legislation, known as the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011” aims to “promote neutrality, simplicity, and fairness in the taxation of digital goods and digital services.” The legislation would restrict taxing authority to the jurisdiction of the customer’s tax address.

ITIF Panel: FCC Needs to Address Spectrum Needs

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless May 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON May 18, 2011 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assembled a unique group of economists, legislative aides and engineers on Tuesday to explore how best to allocate this scarce resource.

Illinois and the National Broadband Map… Make That a Mashup!

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, NTIA February 23rd, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, February 21, 2011 – President Abraham Lincoln began his political career here with a passionate interest in infrastructure improvements.

America knows President Lincoln today because his belief in equal opportunity. What connects that which we know about Lincoln and that which brought him into public life?

Mignon Clyburn Expects FCC Universal Service Fund Proposals by Year-End

Broadband Data, FCC, Universal Service, Wireless October 2nd, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va., October 2, 2010 – Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn emphasized the need for quality research in policy making, particularly with regard to reforming the universal service fund for telephone and internet connectivity.

Speaking at the Friday evening dinner session at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, a top telecom research conference here, Clyburn also said that she expected the FCC to propose changes to the USF system, and to propose funding for universal broadband, by the end of 2010.

Nation’s Intellectual Property Czar Discusses Economic Impacts

Intellectual Property, International September 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2010 – The nation’s intellectual property czar, Victoria Espinel, highlighted recommendations made in her office’s report addressing ways to improve IP enforcement at an event held by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

Experts Debate Network Neutrality, BitTorrent Offers Technical Solution

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality June 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – Telecommunications experts on a Thursday panel took on the prickly issue of how the Federal Communications Commission can best regulate high-speed internet access. Most panelists offered policy suggestions, but BitTorrent’s CEO offered a technical solution.

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