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.

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Fact of the Week

Wednesday, May 25

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Broadband access has extensive implications for Hispanic Americans, including closing the gap in health disparities, reducing the digital divide and gaining access to quality education and job opportunities.

Expanding Opportunities in the Hispanic Community: Solutions for Increased Broadband Access, October 7, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Wednesday, April 20

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

A study conducted by the FCC indicated that 80 percent of all Fortune 500 companies solely accept applications online, which poses a significant barrier to Americans without broadband.

“Expanding Opportunities in the Hispanic Community: Solutions for Increased Broadband Access,” October 7, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Tuesday, March 15

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Studies show that 80 percent of higher-income bracket households seek online health information compared to only 54 percent of lower-income families.

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households,” Pew Research Center, Nov 2010.

Tuesday, March 08

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Internet employment is up 13 percent since the recession began.

“The Coming Communications Boom?” Michael Mandel, Progressive Policy Institute, April 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, February 28

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Only 47 percent of Hispanics access broadband at home.

“Expanding Opportunities in the Hispanic Community: Solutions for Increased Broadband Access,” National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, October 7, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, February 21

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Nearly half (47 percent) of Internet non-users believe that they do not need the Internet or are not interested in it

“Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband and Internet Adoption in the United States,” Economics and Statistics Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, November 2010.

Learn more facts about broadband in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, February 07

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Rural adoption of broadband Internet increased from 3 percent to 51 percent between 2001 and 2009.

“Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband and Internet Adoption in the United States,” National Telecommunications and Information Administration, November 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Wednesday, February 02

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Over 95 percent of those in households earning over $75,000 use the Internet and cell phones, compared with 70 percent of those living in households earning less than $75,000.

Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households Pew Research Center, November 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, January 24

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Over 36 percent of rural households with dial-up Internet access do not adopt broadband because it is not available in the area.

“Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband and Internet Adoption in the United States,” Economics and Statistics Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, November 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-growing Broadband Fact Book.

Wednesday, January 19

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

The U.S. Broadband Coalition reported that investment in broadband can create or retain an estimated 1 million to 2.5 million jobs.

— “Expanding Opportunities in the Hispanic Community: Solutions for Increased Broadband Access,” October 7, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, January 10

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

A Brookings Institution study estimated that every one percentage-point increase in broadband penetration is accompanied by an increase in employment of 0.2 percent to 0.3 percent per year.

— Robert Shapiro and Kevin Hassett, “A New Analysis of Broadband Adoption Rates by Minority Households.,” Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, June 22, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Thursday, December 23

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Over 79 percent of higher-income households own a laptop.

— Jim Jansen, “Use of the Internet in Higher-income Households,” Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, November 24, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, December 13

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

A recent Pew study found that high-income households access online news at a rate of 80 percent compared to lower-income households that access online news at a rate of 60 percent.

— “Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households,” Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, November 24, 2010.

Monday, November 29

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Between 2001 and 2009, adoption of broadband Internet by seniors rose from 3 percent to 40 percent.

— National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Economics and Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce. “Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband and Internet Adoption in the United States,” Nov. 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, October 18

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Stimulus funds created more than 640,000 new jobs that would not have existed but for the recovery bill.

— Milano, Jessica, “Where Jobs Come From: The Role of Innovation, Investment, and Infrastructure in Economic and Job Growth,” February 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Tuesday, October 12

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

Data released by the wireless trade group CTIA found that in the U.S., wireless growth is up 5% over last year. Texts sent have reached 1.8 trillion and data usage is up 49%.

— Cecilia Kang, “Cell Phone Growth up 5 Percent; Group Warns of Overbearing Regulations,” Washington Post, October 6, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, October 04

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

As of April 2010, the Internet industry had boosted employment by 3.1 percent over a six month period.

— Mandel, Michael, “The Coming Communications Boom?” Progressive Policy Institute, April 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Tuesday, September 28

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

From October 2007 to October 2009, the total number of American households with broadband service grew by 25 percent.

— Shapiro, Robert and Kevin Hassett.  “A New Analysis of Broadband Adoption Rates by Minority Households.” Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy.  Washington D.C.  June 22, 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, September 20

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

The companies in innovative industries do roughly 75 percent of all the business in research and development, according to data from the National Science Foundation. They also employ almost 70 percent of all research and development personnel.
— Mandel, Michael. “The Coming Communications Boom?” Progressive Policy Institute, April 2010. Web. 28 Jul 2010.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

Monday, September 13

Broadband Fact of the Week

By IIA

If 50 percent of the 2.5 billion DVDs and VHS tapes that consumers rent each year were delivered via videos on demand, it would reduce energy consumption by an amount equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 200,000 households.
— “Consumer Electronics Association. The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impact of Telecommuting and e-Commerce. July 2007.

Learn more facts in our ever-expanding Broadband Fact Book.

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