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.

The Podium

Tuesday, July 29

Title II Telecom Forum With FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai

By IIA

If you missed last week’s Telecommunications Forum on Title II and its impact on broadband investment, check out archived stream below.

Thursday, July 24

A Discussion About Title II

By IIA

Click here to watch a live stream of our telecommunications forum on Title II regulation and its potential impact on deployment of 21st century broadband networks and services. Things kick off with Keynote Speaker FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at 10 a.m.

Also participating are Fred Campbell, Director of the Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology; George Reed-Dellinger, Senior Vice President and TeleMedia/Internet Analyst for Washington Analysis; Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; and Roslyn Layton, Ph.D. fellow in Internet Economics at the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Our own Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman is moderating.

Wednesday, July 23

IIA Telecommunications Forum

By IIA

Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington D.C., IIA is holding a telecommunications forum on Title II regulation and its potential impact on deployment of 21st century broadband networks and services.

The Keynote Speaker for the event is FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai.

Also participating are Fred Campbell, Director of the Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology; George Reed-Dellinger, Senior Vice President and TeleMedia/Internet Analyst for Washington Analysis; Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; and Roslyn Layton, Ph.D. fellow in Internet Economics at the Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Our own Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman will be moderating what promises to be a lively and informative discussion about the future of technology. More information, including how to watch the forum via livestream, is available here.

Friday, July 18

Let’s Get Nerdy — Episode 3

By IIA

This is the second installment of our “Let’s Get Nerdy!” series, where we take tech policy issues that are currently top of mind in our nation’s capital and explain how they are relevant to Americans across the map.

In this installment, our Co-Chairman Larry Irving discusses the effect reclassifying Internet service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act will have on investment and innovation.

Ready to get nerdy? Let’s go!

How could Title II affect investment?

Could Title II regulations impact the Internet ecosystem on a large scale?

What is the best path for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take in terms of net neutrality?

Our thanks to Irving for sharing his thoughts. Check out the previous episodes of “Let’s Get Nerdy.”

Thursday, July 17

More Harm Than Good

By Brad

In a must-read piece for GigaOm, Richard Bennett, the co-inventor of Wi-Fi, argues that Title II would do much more harm than good to the Internet. An excerpt:

Technology regulators must be humble, only intervening in commercial squabbles as a last resort. For all its warts, the permissive broadband approach to internet regulation is the better way forward. The FCC should free broadband networks from the specter of telephone-era regulations and nudge them in the direction of even higher performance, including expedited delivery services for applications that need them, such as immersive video conferencing, HD voice, and other real-time applications.

Read the entire piece over at GigaOm.

Monday, July 14

You are invited to attend a Telecommunications Forum

By IIA

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Title II Regulation and its Potential Impact on Deployment of
21st Century Broadband Networks and Services

Thursday, July 24th
10:00 a.m.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel – The Gallery


Featuring Keynote Speaker
Ajit Pai
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Commissioner Pai will be followed by a diverse panel of legal, policy and financial analysts that will discuss the potential legal, policy and financial impact of regulating broadband under Title II of the Communications Act. 

Featuring Panelists
Fred Campbell
Director, Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology

George Reed-Dellinger
Senior Vice President and TeleMedia/Internet Analyst, Washington Analysis

Anna-Maria Kovacs
Visiting Senior Policy Scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Roslyn Layton
Ph.D. fellow in Internet Economics, the Center for Communication, Media and Information, Technologies at Aalborg University in Denmark

Bruce Mehlman (Moderator)
Co-Chairman, Internet Innovation Alliance

RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Breakfast will be served

*This event complies with House and Senate ethics standards*

#IIAPai

Thursday, July 10

Save the Date!

By Brad

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If you’re in DC next week, and like to hear smart people talk about a smart topic, check out this U.S. Chamber of Commerce event. Bret Swanson, one our Broadband Ambassadors, is one of the speakers.

Tuesday, July 08

Game On!

By Brad

How big is online gaming? As Andrew Webster of The Verge reports, pretty darn big:

Starting today the best Dota 2 players in the world will be competing for an insane prize pool of more than $10 million. And whether you’re a fan or just someone looking to learn what e-sports are all about, there are plenty of ways to watch — and it’s completely free. The event is being streamed at Dota2.com, and it all starts with the first day of playoffs today. There’s a standard live broadcast complete with commentary and analysis, but also a new “spoiler-free DVR” stream that lets you catch the matches at your own pace, in case you aren’t able to check it out in real-time.

$10 million for playing video games. And your parents told you gaming was a waste of time.

Job Listing of the Day

By Brad

Enjoy movies and television shows? Currently looking for a job? A new position from Netflix might just be what you’re looking for. Via Sara Gates at the Huffington Post:

The streaming media site is looking for a qualified candidate in the United Kingdom or Ireland to help with its recommendation system by watching movies and TV shows. The Netflix “tagger” chooses from a pool of more than 1,000 descriptive tags to accurately describe the flick from the plot to the overall mood.

Unfortunately, Netflix hasn’t announced plans to hire similar watchers here in America — yet.

Making the Leap

By Brad

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds more Americans than ever are moving away from traditional landline phone service. As The Hill’s Julian Hattem reports:

More than 4 in 10 American homes are landline phone-free and relying exclusively on cellphone service, according to a government survey released Tuesday.

That’s an increase over recent years, yet the growth of cellphone-only households might be slowing over time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded.

The CDC has been mapping cellphone usage for years. The new analysis covered the last six months of 2013.

Given this ongoing trend of people giving up the traditional phone — along with the increasing cost of maintaining the network millions are leaving, it’s no surprise the FCC is currently working with carriers to sunset the traditional network in favor of Internet-powered networks.

For more on the transition to all-IP networks, check out this op-ed from our Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher on a beta trial underway in Florida.

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