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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Standalone DSL comprised nearly 30% of AT&T’s 491,000 total net broadband subscriber additions in Q1 09.
AT&T reported a more than 50% sequential increase in first-quarter wireline broadband subscriber net additions, including 359,000 wireline broadband subscribers and 105,000 net new DSL subscribers outside of U-Verse.
[Estimates from Bernstein Research senior analyst Craig Moffett based on AT&T’s numbers]
AT&T reported authenticating 10.5 million WiFi connections across its 20,000 US hotspot network in the first quarter of 2009.
Those connections are more than triple the 3.5 million connections in the first quarter of 2008 and more than half of the total for all of 2008. Driving the surge were 16.7 million AT&T broadband subscribers, which AT&T extended free WiFi use to last year.
Farms east of the Mississippi River, especially in the South, use broadband Internet far less than those farms in the Great Plains, the Mountain West and the Pacific coast.
[In 2007] Mississippi had the lowest state average for broadband usage by farmers, but the average rate for broadband connection in the Mississippi Delta was 36%, five points over the U.S. average and 23% better than the South as a whole.
Where large farms constituted 20% or more of the county’s farm operators, more than 75% of those counties had rates of broadband connection that were above the U.S. average [in 2007].
33% of farms in 2007 had broadband connections.
31.3% of farms in rural counties had broadband connections [in 2007]. (Federal Census of Agriculture)
In Mississippi, only 2 out of 10 farms had a quick connection to the World Wide Web [in 2007]. (Federal Census of Agriculture)