Policy Papers

OTI and EveryoneOn

This toolkit is designed to provide a resource for any organization offering digital services.

Community Technology Retrospective: 2015 Seed Grants

At the end of 2014, the Open Technology Institute & the Detroit Community Technology Project initiated the Community Technology Partnership.

The FCC's Role in Protecting Online Privacy

Share intimate details of your life with strangers, or be shut out of the Internet.

Spectrum Silos to Gigabit Wi-fi

The enormous and increasing economic value of unlicensed spectrum for both personal and business productivity is well-documented.

Controlling Internet Infrastructure, Part II

This paper is the second in a series on the IANA transition.

Broadband Truth-in-Labeling

This document updates the original Broadband Truth-in- Labeling proposal first offered by OTI in 2009.

Artificial Scarcity

In this paper, we examine the growth and impact of usage-based pricing and data caps on wired and mobile broadband services in the U.S.

Riding the Wave

Moulton’s team used digital, social media and sophisticated tools that helped organize and expand their digital following.

More Inclusive Governance in the Digital Age

This paper is part of a series by Data-Smart City Solutions, and explores data-related facets of civic engagement in today’s cities.

Doomed to Repeat History? Lessons from the Crypto Wars of the 1990s

An overview of lessons from the Crypto Wars of the 1990s for current policy-makers.

Controlling Internet Infrastructure, Part I

The IANA transition is an important turning point in the evolution of the global Internet.

CSIRT Basics for Policy-Makers

In this paper, we examine the history, types, and culture of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs).