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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Here you'll find convenient research items culled from the best broadband data sources. If you need to find bite-sized talking points on a tight deadline, you're in the right place. We've already done the hard part for you!

Facts tagged with Disabilities

A number of recent surveys have found that well over 80 percent of people with disabilities who are online use the Internet to send and receive emails.

Research Area: Other

Tags: email, disabilities, value, online activities

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

According to one study, less than a third of people with disabilities – 24 percent – had adopted broadband by 2008.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: digital divide, underserved, adoption, disabilities

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

Indeed, a 2003 study found that 21 percent of people with disabilities remained offline because they thought it was confusing and hard to use.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: underserved, adoption, digital literacy, disabilities, offline

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

In 2008, slightly more than half of people with disabilities – 51 percent – reported having a computer at home.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: adoption, disabilities, computer, transformative technology

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

By 2006, the number of people with disabilities who had a home computer had risen substantially, to nearly 40 percent, but this number was still lower than that for people without disabilities.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: adoption, growth, pc, disabilities, computer

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

A recent series of Pew studies found that only three percent of all non-Internet users reported being “physically unable” to use these types of technologies, 54 whereas 22 percent of non-users responded that they were not interested in getting online.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: underserved, adoption, pew, disabilities, offline

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

A 2000 study found that only 24 percent of people with disabilities had a computer at home, compared to nearly 52 percent for people without a disability.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: adoption, pc, disabilities, computer

The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities. A Study Commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. December 2009

People with disabilities (15 percent of U.S. adults) can benefit greatly from increased adoption and use of broadband connectivity and services.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: other, broadband adoption, disabilities

BB4US.net, “Report of the US Broadband Coalition on a National Broadband Strategy,” US Broadband Coalition. September 24, 2009

Litan found that broadband deployment and use lowered medical costs and institutionalized living, while increasing labor force participation for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

All told, Litan estimated the cumulative benefit to be at least $927 billion over a 25-year period (with future benefits discounted in 2005 dollars). (p. 21)

Research Area: Environment

Tags: environment, broadband deployment, disabilities, seniors, medical costs

Fuhr, Joseph P. Jr. Broadband Services: Economic and Environmental Benefits. American Consumer Institute. October 2007.

HCSIS has helped to reduce the use of unnecessary restraints, provide better financial accountability and improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

It also has saved the state more than $54 million, about 13,000 hours a year for the state’s central office, and about 79,000 hours a year for county programs.

Research Area: Poverty

Tags: poverty, disabilities, hcsis, pennsylvania

Kamarck, Elaine, PhD. Transforming the Fight Against Poverty: The Internet & Anti-Poverty Strategies. (Harvard Kennedy School of Government). November, 2008. – 15 pages
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