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 gap for broadband adoption rates between Whites and Blacks decreased between 2001 and 2009 from 16 percent to 10 percent, respectively.
In terms of Internet non-users, 53 percent of Whites and 35 percent of Hispanics believe they do not need the Internet—implying that a higher percent of Hispanics understand the value of the Internet.
79% of whites do not know their home connection speed.
When asked about home broadband download speed, 79% of whites do not know their home connection speed.