Because every American
should have access
to broadband Internet.

The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.

Activities

IIA Broadband Symposiums

Realizing Deployment of Next Generation Broadband Services and Applications to All of America

Archived Broadcast

Event Schedule

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 9:00am
The Newseum - Knight Broadcast Studio
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20001

9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Bruce Mehlman, Co-Chair, Internet Innovation Alliance

Broderick Johnson to introduce Jessica Zufolo
9:15 a.m. Featured Speaker
Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bruce Mehlman to introduce John Mayo
9:35 a.m. Featured Speaker
John Mayo, Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

10:00 a.m. Panel Discussion
Jamal Simmons, Co-Chair, Internet Innovation Alliance (Moderator)
Catharine McNally, Founder and President, Keen Guides, Inc.
Dr. Alexander Vo, Executive Director, University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Telehealth Research and Policy
David Vivero, CEO, RentJuice
Lindsey Holmes, CEO, LCH Business

Congressman Boucher to introduce Rendell
11:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Edward G. Rendell, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP, Former Governor of Pennsylvania

11:35 a.m. Featured Speaker
Susan Solovic, CEO and Co-Founder, ItsYourBiz.com

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Henry Rivera, Strategic Counsel, Internet Innovation Alliance

Downloads

Benefits of Telemedicine in Remote Communities & Use of Mobile and Wireless Platforms in Healthcare: 91311_Vo_Telehealth_Paper.pdf

Debrah Newman download video (WMV)

Howell Williams download video (WMV)

Jon Troen download video (WMV)

Event Description

The event will highlight the benefits of wireless broadband, especially for rural and underserved areas, and examining lessons from the past decade in which wireless penetration, data rates, applications and services expanded exponentially. Speakers and panelists will address the following questions:
What do next generation wireless technologies mean for achieving universal broadband deployment and adoption in the U.S.?
How will access to mobile broadband create new opportunities for business, education and healthcare?
What emerging technologies, applications and business models seem most likely to shake up the broadband marketplace in rural America?
How will increased investment in mobile broadband infrastructure impact job creation and the economy?
What are the biggest opportunities and threats to realizing deployment of the next generation of broadband services and applications to rural areas?
Featuring:
  • Edward G. Rendell, Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
  • Lindsey C. Holmes, CEO/Lead Strategist, LCH Business
  • John Mayo, Executive Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
  • Catharine McNally, Founder and President, Keen Guides, Inc.
  • Susan Solovic, CEO and Co-Founder ItsYourBiz.com
  • David Vivero, CEO, RentJuice
  • Dr. Alexander Vo, Executive Director, University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Telehealth Research and Policy
  • Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator, RUS, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Last updated on September 13, 2011

Past Events

A View from Wall Street

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Broadband Symposium Fall 2009 - Universal Broadband: Access for All Americans

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The Symposium:
  • Examined the opportunities and advantages broadband Internet brings to education, job searching, creation and training, health care, community building, entertainment and civic participation.

  • Addressed wireless Internet as a bridge over the digital divide, the benefits of online content for minority communities, and the economic impacts of broadband deployment.

  • Discussed the future of broadband technology and the likely impact of government actions to promote or diminish broadband deployment and adoption.

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Broadband Symposium Spring 2009: Deployment, Adoption and the Stimulus

Wednesday, June 17, 2009, Newseum, Washington, DC
The symposium was a half-day conference examining broadband demand, bringing broadband to unserved and underserved communities, content as a driver of broadband adoption, and the stimulus dollars set aside for broadband deployment. Keynote address by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III.

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Broadband Symposium Fall 2008: National Strategy

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
Examine how our nation can use broadband to confront some of the challenges facing the next Administration and Congress. Discuss the role that broadband can play in meeting national priorities. Address critical issues such as digital literacy, affordability and access, broadband quality, and government’s role.

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