America’s leaders today should remember the good advice of our founding fathers and reflect with smart policymaking that the U.S.’s global competitiveness, national security, and economic growth and stability at home depend on our ability to maintain leadership in innovation. If we don’t step up the pace, at the end of the next decade we’ll find ourselves far behind.
Despite increased competition from new streaming platforms, Netflix grew by 8.8 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2019. Its new original series “The Witcher” is expected to become their biggest season one TV series ever.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee released a bipartisan draft of a comprehensive consumer internet privacy bill just before 2019 year-end. With countless online privacy abuses, data misuses, and security breaches in recent years, these legislative developments are highly welcome progress.
Sen. Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, are pushing past partisanship “to encourage a fact-based, bipartisan dialogue and develop a compromise that will finally resolve [the] infinite loop on net neutrality.”
Mobile apps are proving to be among the most popular features on smartphones, with a recent survey of smartphone users in the United States showing that social and communications apps are the most popular.
The Internet Innovation Alliance applauds the House Energy & Commerce Committee staff for digging-in on the important issue of privacy in a serious, bipartisan fashion. Comprehensive, preemptive federal privacy legislation is a critical priority for consumers, entrepreneurs, and innovators.