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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Society Can Benefit From ‘Digital Citizenship’
“Digital citizenship” or the capacity to use information technology, “enables individuals to participate more fully in society.”
Information technology may help rural areas make the transition to an information-based economy and so reverse the decline in nonmetropolitan employment (Hudson & Parker, 1990), link rural employers to the global information economy (OTA, 1991; Dillman, 1991), and preserve the rural middle class (Stauber, 2001) and provide broad social goods (Atkinson, 2007; Peha, 2008).
The opportunity for broadband and information technology to reduce or avoid energy use, and thus help the environment, is evident in where we work, how we shop and what we consume. (p. 1)