Because every American
should have access
to broadband Internet.

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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Wider Broadband Use Can Have Positive Environmental Impact

Our planet is heating up. In the summer of 2007 the polar ice cap melted at a record rate. And we’re just beginning to understand the impact of greenhouse gases. Scientists predict the impact of global warming will accelerate over the next 50 years, as carbon emissions double.

Broadband can help the planet stay cool. If you drive a Toyota and commute 50 miles a week, your commute produces 1400 pounds of carbon a year. If you telecommute four times a month it would eliminate .13 tons of carbon. It would take three trees 10 years to absorb that much carbon.

Plant a tree. Or better yet, get connected.

Further Reading

Special Reports Telework In The Information Age

Building a More Flexible Workforce and a Cleaner Environment
By the American Electronics Association

Read more: Comp_Series.pdf

Special Reports ACI: Broadband Environmental Benefits

People around the world are becoming more and more aware of and concerned about changes in the atmosphere due to extreme weather events, melting glaciers, and changing ecosystems. As the Washington Post noted in a special report about global warming and climate change, “broad scientific evidence suggests that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions have already triggered changes in the E…

Read more: ACI_Study.pdf

Special Reports CEA: Benefits of Telecommuting and e-Commerce

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) contracted TIAX LLC to investigate the impact of telecommuting and e-commerce on U.S. energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and liquid fuel consumption.

Read more: CEA_Powerpoint.pdf

Special Reports Environmental Benefits of Video Telework for Individuals, Companies, and Communities

Organizations around the world are becoming more environmentally conscious. This has come about for a number of reasons, including government regulation and incentives, initiatives to improve quality of life for employees, and customer demand. Whatever the motivation, the reduction of pollutants introduced into the ecosystem would be welcomed by all. This is especially true when reducing pollutant…

Read more: TAN_WhtPpr_Green_FINAL.pdf