The broadband debate over the past year has focused largely on the fact that the United States has fallen behind other nations in broadband penetration. But the real issue is deciding what kind of proactive broadband policies the United States should implement.
In a new report, published in the current issue of the telecommunications policy journal Commlaw Conspectus, ITIF President Rob Atkinson articulates a national broadband strategy, including policies to ensure that all people and places have high speed broadband.
At the event, Rob Atkinson will present proposals from the new report. Larry Irving, President and CEO of the Irving Information Group, and Blair Levin, Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus, will respond. Please join ITIF for this widely-attended event.
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Time: 9 to 10:30 A.M., light breakfast will be provided
Place: *The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Conference Room 2
Washington, DC 20005*
Robert Atkinson (bio)
Larry Irving (bio)
President and CEO of the Irving Information Group
Blair Levin (bio)
Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus
Note: Due to technical problems, the first four minutes of the event video are missing.
"Framing a National Broadband Policy"
January 18, 2008
ITIF report demonstrating just how far the U.S. has fallen behind, and outlining the economic rationale for a national broadband strategy, showing why the market alone will not generate the societally optimal level of broadband in the foreseeable future.
"The Role of Competition in a National Broadband Policy"
January 18, 2008
ITIF report finding that policymakers need to balance the desire for more competition to enhance consumer welfare in the broadband realm with the need for the most efficient broadband industry structure.
"C-SPAN’s The Communicators: Broadband Internet Access"
July 7, 2007
ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Scott Wallsten of Progress and Freedom Foundation discuss broadband on C-SPAN’s new show, The Communicators. Click the link for streaming video (RealPlayer). Download Realplayer.
"ITIF Debate: Is the United States Falling Behind in Broadband?"
June 15, 2007
See video, presentation slides, and other details from recent ITIF Debate.
June 4, 2007
Rob Atkinson’s Huffington Post blog entry outlining the need for proactive broadband policies to address America’s lagging broadband.
"Assessing Broadband in America: OECD and ITIF Broadband Rankings"
April 24, 2007
An examination of international broadband rankings, including the ITIF Broadband Rankings, which measure penetration, price and speed. The report also outlines several steps policymakers should take to reach the goal of high-speed ubiquitous broadband.