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

Thursday, July 21

Leaving No One Behind

By Brad

In an editorial for The Detroit News, Lewis N. Dodak and Rick Johnson, both former speakers of the Michigan House of Representatives, make an impassioned case for guaranteeing everyone in America has access to broadband:

Wireless broadband is more than just our ability to download music. It allows public safety workers to exchange information in an emergency. It provides small business owners tools they need to compete with corporations. The 26 million Americans who lack broadband access are, in a sense, denied an equal shot at the American dream.

The full editorial is worth checking out.