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

Friday, January 08

Dispatches from CES — Day 1 Blog Winner!

By IIA

As part of IIA’s involvement in CES, we’re asking attendees to write about what broadband access means to their daily lives. Throughout the convention, we’ll be posting some the responses we receive.

Aditya Saraf was yesterday’s winner in our Broadband Blog contest at Supercomm. For the winning entry, Aditya received an iPod!

Here’s Aditya’s entry:

More than the technology aspect what broadband means to me is that I am CONNECTED — with family, with friends, with office. It is extremely important in today’s world to be connected ANYWHERE ANYTIME, to have information available ANYWHERE ANYTIME.

As business people we all know the importance of having information available to us all the time, whether it is the latest stock information, who bought whom. And this can no better be understood than by a farmer in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh in India, who can check weather forecasts to determine the correct time to sow, can check prices of foodgrains and can even connect to buyers.

Broadband connectivity can change the way we lead our lives. It is not about technology only, it is about how it brings people across the world closer.

— Aditya

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