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Comm Policy 2016 - Background Readings

This collection of reading materials was created to prepare participants for the 2016 Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy by providing an overview of and background information on the topic, “Setting the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next Administration.”  The selection of readings introduces a range of issues including a snapshot on the current technological landscape, visions of what the telecommunications agenda might look like for the next administration, and information on the challenges and opportunities for broadband access, Internet privacy and innovation. It is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of materials on the topic, but rather an overview of subjects relevant to the 2016 Communications Policy dialogue.

Background Readings

Klaus Schwab, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What It Means, How to Respond,” World Economic Forum, January 14, 2016.

Cisco, “U.S. Tech and Market Trends from Cisco 2016 VNI Forecast with Global Comparisons.”

New Street Research, “The Telecom / Tech / Media Agenda for the Next Administration,” June 19, 2016.

Reed Hundt, “The FCC Agenda for 2017 and Beyond....from the Left of Center Perspective,” June 16, 2016. Available by request.

Hillary Clinton’s Initiative on Technology & Innovation,”, June 27, 2016.

Republican Platform 2016,” GOP: Republican National Committee, July 10, 2016.

New Street Research, “Trump FCC: Winners and LOSERS Edition Revisited,” March 2, 2016.

Howard A. Shelanski, “Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet,” pg. 1692-1696, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, May 2013.

Rafi Goldberg, “Lack of Trust in Internet Privacy and Security May Deter Economic and Other Online Activities,” Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, May 13, 2016.

Council of Economic Advisers, “The Digital Divide and Economic Benefits of Broadband Access,” White House, March 2016.

David Redl, “Communications Policy in the Internet Era… A Congressional Republican Perspective,” August 12, 2016. Available by request.