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Economists have long recognized that technological innovation and enhanced communication increase productivity and reduce friction in economic activity.  And never before has technology’s impact on economic growth been as evident as it is today.

At IPI, we focus on technology and communications policy not only because it’s critical to economic growth, but also because government’s inherent tendency to regulate prospectively poses an active threat to the economic gains and lifestyle enhancements made possible by technological innovation.

The communications and technology industries are among the country’s most competitive and the biggest capital investors in the U.S. economy, and are thus prime engines of economic growth and job creation. It is critical that public policy encourages continued innovation and investment in the tech sector, and that we don’t limit the innovation upside with counterproductive taxes and regulations.

July 20, 2017

What 10 Million+ FCC Comments Tells Us


By making policy, instead of simply implementing and enforcing policy, the FCC has usurped the role of Congress, and people are responding accordingly.

July 17, 2017

Comments to the FCC in the Matter of Restoring Internet Freedom


July 12, 2017

Scheduled Internet Rage Is No Substitute for Sound Policy


A scheduled day of internet rage against a nonexistent threat is no substitute for good policy, especially when the day of hate is based on falsehoods and scaremongering.

July 6, 2017

Whatever Net Neutrality Should Be, Title II Ain't It


Whichever of the many changing definitions of net neutrality you favor, Title II is dangerous overkill, not net neutrality.

June 29, 2017

A Quick Primer on Internet Taxes for President Trump


The opposition to internet taxes includes a majority of the American people, a majority in Congress, the Constitution, almost all conservative, libertarian and free-market organizations, most consumer groups, and most ecommerce groups.

June 9, 2017

Coalition Letter Regarding the Family Movie Act and VidAngel


It is ironic that a company purporting to champion family values instead operates in violation of the Ten Commandments: Thou Shalt Not Steal.

June 8, 2017

The Angel with the Heart of a Pirate


VidAngel claims its motives are pure, but it’s MO is to steal content from its owners without regard to licensing and compensation.

May 11, 2017

Americans Strongly Support Light-Touch Internet Regulation


Americans want little or no government regulation of the internet.

May 4, 2017

Who's Ready for 5G? Indiana, That's Who


Indiana’s 5G bill is a model for other states to emulate.

April 27, 2017

Brace for Fake News About the Broadband Regulatory Reset


FCC Chairman Pai is absolutely correct to reset internet regulation to its previous, light-touch approach.

 

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