Joe Kane

Joe Kane
Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy

Joe Kane is director of broadband and spectrum policy at ITIF. Previously, he was a technology policy fellow at the R Street Institute, where he covered spectrum policy, broadband deployment and regulation, competition, and consumer protection. Earlier, Joe was a graduate research fellow at the Mercatus Center, where he worked on Internet policy issues, telecom regulation, and the role of the FCC.

Joe is currently finishing a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, during which he has interned in the office of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, SES, and the Satellite Industry Association. Prior to law school, Joe interned at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Action Forum. Joe also holds a master’s in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor’s in political science from Grove City College.

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Recent Publications

April 13, 2022

Geographic differences in broadband deployment exist, but ITIF’s analysis of Census data and facts on the ground show they are best explained by income variations and barriers to adoption, not by racial discrimination.

March 7, 2022

The recent interagency spat between the FAA and FCC over the rollout of 5G services in the C band was a case study in more than just bureaucratic turf wars. It shows how failure to invest in technological upgrades can leave some players looking silly while they struggle to adjust to changing times.