Washington, DC – iGrowthGlobal president Thomas Lenard today filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) on the Midterm Review of the 2006 Joint Project Agreement (JPA) that NTIA has with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). NTIA is requesting comments on whether ICANN is making progress toward fulfilling its responsibilities under the JPA, and on the continued transition to the private sector of the technical coordination and management of the Internet’s domain name and addressing system.
Unbundling Regulations do Not Necessarily Promote Broadband Investment according to Wallsten analysis
Washington, DC – While the United States has moved away from unbundling regulations in recent years, the European Union has increasingly adopted them in order to stimulate broadband investment. A new paper by Scott Wallsten assembles a unique panel dataset to test the effects of different types of unbundling regulations on broadband penetration and speeds across OECD countries. Wallsten finds that unbundling regulations do not promote broadband investment and may even reduce it. He also finds, however, that rules that make it easier for an entrant to interconnect are positively correlated with broadband penetration and speed.
Scott Wallsten Named Vice President For Research
Washington, DC – Economist Scott Wallsten will join iGrowthGlobal ( www.igrowthglobal.org) January 14th as Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow. In this capacity, he will help coordinate and supervise iGG’s research program and also conduct his own research.
iGG Workshop November 13, 2007 8:30-10:00 AM
Washington, DC – iGrowthGlobal, in partnership with the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), Keidanren, Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the World Information Technology Alliance (WITSA), is sponsoring a workshop on “Qualifying, Quantifying, and Meeting the Challenge of Internet Access Costs” at the IGF meeting in Rio.
Lenard Named President of iGrowthGlobal
Washington, DC – iGrowthGlobal (www.igrowthglobal.org) announced today the appointment of Dr. Thomas Lenard as president and senior fellow. He succeeds Garland McCoy, who will hold the title of founder and chief development officer.