The Converging Industries Research Foundation is
a non-profit research institution. We provide a neutral forum for research
on the convergence of the communications and information industries. CIRF
works to bring private market enterprises to the forefront, to stimulate
investment, to bring new technologies and services to businesses and
customers with the least regulations, and to make regulatory change
consistent with emergency preparedness.
The Foundation provides workable options for
public policy and law. Our research provides accurate data, multiple
options, clear analysis, and practical solutions. CIRF provides
up-to-the-minute analysis of the rapidly changing marketplace and the rules
and regulations which effect investment and growth. More than forty white
papers on technical and market-sensitive issues have been produced.
CIRF provides practical solutions for communications and information policy.
We work with the leadership of government and
industry. Direct contact through personal interaction and public forums
produces tangible results.
Our unique hands-on approach produces real-time
The work of the Foundation is a continuation and
expansion of work that the founder, Carol Weinhaus, has produced over the
past decade under the aegis of various universities.