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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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Education Key Factors to Closing Broadband Gap Among African Americans
STEM, Center for Workforce Innovation Job Training, Entrepreneurship Centers of the National Urban League have contributed greatly to the success of African Americans. STEM saw a gain in reading and language and math of over 30% in its students. Center for Workforce Innovation has a success rate of over 70% for its participants who not only receive education but an apprenticeship. Entrepreneurship Centers of the National Urban League provided 10,911 hours of management counseling and 11,242 hours of business skills training to 5,938 entrepreneurs in 2010 in key focus areas of management skill evaluations, relationship building, strategic group deployment, and business management training.