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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U.S. businesses generate $411.4 billion in online sales to consumers or other businesses
– yet an estimated 1.8 million businesses remain unconnected to broadband.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse a Significant Problem in Rural Areas
Of young adults ages 12 to 17, 9.8 percent in non-metropolitan areas engage in binge drinking, compared to 9.0 percent in small metropolitan areas and 8.4 percent in large metropolitan areas.
27.3 Percent of Rural Adults Suffer from Hypertension
27.3 percent of rural adults suffer from Hypertension, compared to 22.4 percent or urban adults.
A Pew Research study found that there is a 30 percent gap between low-income and high-income households that use the internet to buy products—51 percent and 81 percent, respectively.
Higher-income households have the highest participation rate in online activities including email (93 percent), online news (80 percent), bill pay (71 percent) and online product research (88 percent).
33% said they were somewhat satisfied with their cell service.
When asked about their satisfaction with their overall cell phone service, 33% said they were somewhat satisfied with their cell service.
59% said they were very satisfied with their overall cell phone service.
When asked about their satisfaction with their overall cell phone service, 59% said they were very satisfied with their overall cell phone service.
With even higher speed, broadband would provide consumers even greater benefits – at minimum an additional $6 billion per year.
Consumers are now making 10% of their retail purchases online, with the exception of groceries.
Internet-based advertising has increased four-fold since 2002 to more than $20 billion, said John Deighton, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School.
In 2008, a Forrester Research survey found that more than half of U.S. online consumers never heard of Internet-based health monitoring services that help manage chronic conditions, or home-based monitoring solutions for aging, ill, or disabled family members.