Bruce P. Mehlman
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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24% of rural businesses and 35% of non-rural businesses currently allow employees to telework or telecommute.
Connected Nation estimates that 4.4 million U.S. business establishments have websites, including more than 2 million businesses with fewer than five employees.
Nearly 32% of businesses earn revenue from online sales. This translates into more than 2.4 million U.S. businesses.
Capital Spending on Wireless Networks Would Generate Additional $50 Billion in GDP Annually and More Than 330,000 New Jobs.
Based on multiplier approach finding that average annual capital spending during build out period will be approximately $16.5 billion for long-run maintenance and upgrade for the 300 MHz of spectrum the FCC is currently proposing to reassign, it would generate an additional $50 billion in VDP annually and more than 330,00 new jobs.
Private Capital Spending on Spectrum Build Out Will Generate 300,000 Jobs Over 5 Years
Private sector capital spending associated with the build out and development of 300 MHz of spectrum for mobile broadband will generate an average of more than 300,000 jobs throughout the economy over five years.
For Each $1 Spent on Telecom Capital Spending, More than 20 New Jobs are Created
Each additional $1 dollar of telecom spending leads to an additional $3.08 in extra output, while every $1 million rise in telecom capital spending leads to more than 20 new jobs.
The Release of an Additional 200 MHz of New Spectrum Will Create More than 200,000 Jobs and a $154 Billion Increase in GDP within 10 Years.
The follow-on release of an additional 200 MHz of new spectrum within 10 years will create more than 200,000 new jobs and increase GDP by an additional $154 billion.
Long-Term Impact of Additional Spectrum is almost 340,000 Jobs, $50 Billion Annual Increase in GDP
The long-run impact of ongoing maintenance and upgrade capital spending associated with the newly deployed spectrum will be almost 340,000 new jobs and a $50 billion annual increase in GDP.
A Build Out of New Spectrum Creates More than 300,000 Jobs, and an Additional $230 GDP over Five Years
Based on the FCC’s proposal to make 500MHz available for mobile broadband use over the next ten years, including 300 MHz in the next five years, this study found that the build out of 300 MHz of new spectrum made available for commercial mobile broadband uses will create more than 300,000 new jobs and an additional $230 billion in GDP over five years, accounting for direct, indirect and induced effects.
Between 2002 and 2010, Wireless Industry Created About 420,000 Jobs and $185 Billion in Capital Spending
Between 2002 and 2010, capital spending in the wireless industry exceeded $185 billion, creating, on average, approximately 420,000 jobs throughout the economy.