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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More than Half of Physicians Still Do Not Use Telemedicine Today
55 percent of physicians report that they do not use telemedicine at all today.
Households with incomes over $150,000 use e-mail 30 percent more than all other households.
Low-income households display low ownership of internet-ready devices, including laptops which exhibit 38 percent ownership compared to the 79 percent of high-income households that own a laptop.
High-income households access online news at a rate of 80 percent compared to lower-income households at 60 percent.
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).
Over 79 percent of those living in higher-income households own laptops, compared with 47 percent of those living in less well-off homes.
Over 95 percent of those in households earning over $75,000 use the Internet and cell phones compared with 70 percent of those living in households earning less than $75,000.
Shocks to Communication Industry Creates Job Loss
Using an econometric model, a study found that there is an equilibrium relationship between investments and Information sector jobs. When an external shock (such as regulation) disrupts this balance, adjustment in investment and jobs will occur. Subsequently, there is potential for investment decreases which lead to job decreases.
Depending on the type of technology deployed an additional $63.6 billion of capital expenditures on broadband networks would occasion between 61,000 and 140,000 jobs.
Next generation satellite will be rolling out in 2011 and will provide approximately 3 Mbps for prices now charged for 600 kbps.