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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Research Area Consumer Benefits

Home Broadband Service Generates Consumer Benefits

Home broadband service generates consumer benefits of some $30 billion per-year.

Tags: consumer benefits, economy, broadband, adoption, growth

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.

Study Shows Increase in Broadband Penetration Is Accompanied By an Increase in Employment

A 2007 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.

Tags: consumer benefits, broadband, adoption, employment, growth, brookings institution

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.

The FCC Says Broadband Is Changing Education, Communication And Entertainment

The FCC notes, “Broadband is changing how we communicate with each other, how we educate our children, and how we entertain ourselves.”

Tags: consumer benefits, broadband, fcc, education, adoption, growth

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.

Society Can Benefit From ‘Digital Citizenship’

“Digital citizenship” or the capacity to use information technology, “enables individuals to participate more fully in society.”

Tags: consumer benefits, adoption, growth, information technology, digital citizenship

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.

Many people in the current economy using public library computers and Internet connections to seek employment

Many people in the current economy are using public library computers and Internet connections seek employment or engage in other uses related to seeking employment, including learning about starting a business.

Tags: employment, business, entrepreneurs, library, public library, learning

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

61% of users surveyed who used library computers for employment purposes carry out work-related research.

61% of users surveyed who used library computers for employment purposes carry out work-related research.

Tags: jobs, employment, research, library, information, work

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

Internet users have easier social life, stronger awareness of important current affairs and higher self confidence.

Studies show that “Internet users reported an easier social life than non-users, and a stronger awareness of important current affairs. They also tended to have higher self confidence than non-users.”

Tags: benefits, quality of life, current affairs, confidence, social life

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

74% surveyed use library computers and Internet resources to learn about reducing or better managing their debt.

74% of those surveyed used the library computers and Internet resources to learn about getting out of debt (2.1 million people) and used the information they found through the library’s online services to reduce or better manage their debt.

Tags: benefits, library, public libraries, debt, finances

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

46% of employed users surveyed used library computers to work on their resumes.

46% of employed users surveyed used library computers to work on their resumes.

Tags: employment, library, job, public library, resume, employed

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

68% of users surveyed who searched for a job submitted an application online.

68% of users surveyed who searched for a job submitted an application online.

Tags: consumer benefits, employment, job, opportunities, application

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.
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