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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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).
73% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 do not know their home broadband download speed.
Asked to name their single top use for the Internet outside of work, 13% of Western European respondents to a GFK poll cited e-commerce, such as shopping on Amazon.com or eBay, compared with 12% of Americans. In the U.K., 26% of respondents named this as their top use for the Web.
According to a new study commissioned by the Open Mobile Video Coalition, a coalition of public and private broadcasters whose members include NBC Universal, Gannett and PBS, nearly half of Internet users would be interested in watching TV on their netbooks, cellphones and other devices.
According to Apple, the App Store’s virtual shelves are stocked with more than 100,000 applications. [The company also] recently said that consumers had downloaded more than two billion applications from its store.
According to Accenture’s Global Survey on IT Investments, approximately 72 percent of business and information technology executives say their “organizations place greater value on the IT function today than they did before the economic crisis” and that they “view IT as an important part of their economic recovery efforts.”
At least 17% of all Americans are recipients of key government benefits. Many who seek information about benefits online lack broadband.
Industry consensus that more spectrum is needed to meet future requirements.
54% of Americans who sent a “letter to the editor”, contacted a government official, or signed a petition did so online.
Under the plain terms of H.R. 3458, not only would an Internet access service provider be prohibited from “impos[ing] a charge on any Internet content, service, or application provider…
beyond the end user charges associated with providing the service to such provider,” but the service provider may “not provide or sell … any offering that prioritizes traffic over that of other such providers on an Internet access service” and may “not install or utilize network features, functions, or capabilities that impede or hinder compliance with this section.”