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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The Release of an Additional 200 MHz of New Spectrum Will Create More than 200,000 Jobs and a $154 Billion Increase in GDP within 10 Years.
The follow-on release of an additional 200 MHz of new spectrum within 10 years will create more than 200,000 new jobs and increase GDP by an additional $154 billion.
Long-Term Impact of Additional Spectrum is almost 340,000 Jobs, $50 Billion Annual Increase in GDP
The long-run impact of ongoing maintenance and upgrade capital spending associated with the newly deployed spectrum will be almost 340,000 new jobs and a $50 billion annual increase in GDP.
Between 2002 and 2010, Wireless Industry Created About 420,000 Jobs and $185 Billion in Capital Spending
Between 2002 and 2010, capital spending in the wireless industry exceeded $185 billion, creating, on average, approximately 420,000 jobs throughout the economy.
In 2008, a Forrester Research survey found that more than half of U.S. online consumers never heard of Internet-based health monitoring services that help manage chronic conditions, or home-based monitoring solutions for aging, ill, or disabled family members.
-improved accessibility to specialist care
-reduced hospitalizations, resulting in lower treatment costs for chronic patients
-enables early, proactive intervention for follow-up care
-enables caregivers to take a more active role in the care of family members
-improves efficiency by enabling medical professionals to focus on patients who need them the most
Health care benefits of live videoconferencing:
-improved access to specialty care for rural and underserved patients
-earlier diagnosis and intervention for chronic conditions
-fewer redundancies in tests, lab work, and exams
-reduced the cost of care by up to 6% overall-but 42% for follow-up care
-reduced wait times
-improved training and education of medical interns
Today, there are more than 200 telehealth networks connecting some 2,000 institutions across the country, according to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).
Telehealth is the use of telecommunications and information technologies in any area of health care.
including medical intervention, prevention, care management, education, administrative tasks, and even health advocacy. It can also be used for health care administrative and educational functions. It is a broader term than “telemedicine,” which is generally understood to refer to direct medical interaction through telecommunications channels.
Telecom productivity is rising much faster than the rest of the economy, more than doubling since 2000.
U.S. incumbent telecom companies invest nearly 25% more per line than their European counterparts.