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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.

October 1, 2019

On Net Neutrality, the Courts Catch Up with Markets

For now, the court decision puts an end to a short and misguided period in the history of internet policy.

October 1, 2019

Giovanetti: Court Ruling on Title II Repeal 'Great for Markets, Ecommerce, Internet Freedom'

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has validated the FCC's ‘Restoring Internet Freedom Order,’ which restores the longtime ‘light touch’ regulatory approach to the internet. 

September 19, 2019

NASA Administrator Brings Moon Return Mission Sales Pitch to North Texas

The moon is the proving ground. Mars is the destination," Jim Bridenstine said of the 2024 target to put men and women on the lunar surface.

August 2, 2019

C-Band Auction Should be Left to the FCC

An FCC-led public, open and transparent auction process that creates a level playing field for all interested parties will allocate resources efficiently to the parties that value them the most. 

August 1, 2019

IPI Joins Coalition Letter in Support of FCC Actions on 621 of the Cable Act

We write in support of the draft Third Report and Order on the implementation of Section 621 of the Cable Act and urge its adoption at the Commission’s August open meeting.

July 18, 2019

IPI Applauds FCC Effort to Curb Municipal Abuse of Cable Franchise Authority

We appreciate the FCC’s aggressive efforts to protect consumer interests and ensure that out-of-control local governments don’t erect counterproductive barriers to increased adoption of broadband services throughout the country.

June 27, 2019

Coalition Letter Urging Finance Ministers to Oppose Global Digital Taxation

Coalition letter sent to Finance Ministers across the G20 urging the officials to oppose any attempts to weaponize global conversations about digital commerce to tax tech companies.

June 20, 2019

Smart Artificial Intelligence Policy

President Trump's artificial intelligence initiative appears to take positive steps in prioritizing and advancing AI efforts while limiting government control and financing.

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