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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iPhone Sales Outpace the Human Population
iPhone Sales Outpace the Human Population. Number of iPhones sold: 378,000. Number of babies born: 371,000.
Data on the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) indicates that more than 56 percent of all cities with populations above 100,000 had DSL available, but less than 5 percent of cities with populations less than 10,000 had DSL service (NTIA; USDA, p. ii).
91% of the differences in fixed broadband adoption rates in the 30 OECD member countries can be explained by reference solely to differences in income, education, population, age, and other demographic factors that bear little relationship to broadband or telecommunications policy.
2007 data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey reveal that nationwide, American Indian/Alaskan Native households have a broadband subscription rate of only 30 percent, by far the lowest subscription rate among any ethnic group identified.
Although mobile broadband networks cover 95.6 percent of the total U.S. population, they cover only 82.8 percent of the U.S. rural population compared with 99.0 percent of the non-rural population.