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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A More Flexible Pricing Approach Will Provide Broadband to Majority
By 2017, more than 90 percent of lower-income households and nearly 98 percent of middle-income households would have broadband service in a more flexible pricing approach.
20 Percent Fewer Lower-Income Households Would Have Broadband Service In 2017 Due to Higher Prices
By 2017, almost 20 percent fewer lower-income households would have broadband service, compared to the hypothetical baseline case (79.4 percent with the higher prices compared to 99.0 percent in the baseline case.)
The prices of broadband services vary widely across the OECD and are commonly lower in markets with high levels of competition. (pp. 41)