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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.

September 8, 2017

Excess Regulation the Enemy of Broadband and 5G, Pai Says

The FCC needs to cut unnecessary regulation, starting with parts of the 2015 net neutrality rules, to spur the growth of broadband, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Irving, Texas. 

September 8, 2017

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Tells Irving Crowd Rules Will Be Cut to Help Spread of High-Speed Internet

Pai spoke at an event hosted by the Institute for Policy Innovation, an Irving think tank that advocates less government regulation and public policy driven by the free market. It drew an audience of tech executives, students and even AT&T's chief executive Randall Stephenson. 

September 5, 2017

Thursday: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Keynotes IPI Lunch in Irving After Touring Harvey Devastation


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will deliver remarks on Thursday at an IPI lunch in Irving on “preserving a free, open and innovative Internet.”  This appearance follows the chairman’s trip to Harvey-impacted areas in south Texas, inspecting damage caused by the hurricane and monitoring the progress of communications infrastructure restoration.

September 1, 2017

The Future of Work in an AI World?


The future is coming. Whether it is “jobless” may well depend on steps we take now.

August 17, 2017

Staving Off the Police State of the Future


Regardless of your political orientation, if we want to prevent the police state of the future, we must strongly oppose every incremental move that threatens our Fourth Amendment protections.

July 27, 2017

For a Congress in Need of Resuscitation, Email Privacy May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered


For a Congress floundering on health care and in need of proof that its dysfunction is not terminal, fixing our data privacy could be just what the doctor ordered.

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.

 

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