Recent analysis has found that subsidizing broadband deployment to unserved areas is the most effective way to increase broadband adoption.
Careful Fund Allocation Will Bridge Digital Divide
Achieving universal broadband by equipping every American with the transformative power of digital tools, social networks and online platforms would be a milestone accomplishment, but simply appropriating funding does not guarantee success
IIA Brings Together Social Justice Leaders
Participants in the “Connected Roundtable” reached consensus on three cornerstones of a solution to help low-income families cover internet costs beyond the pandemic
With limited funds to achieve universal broadband, the U.S. needs a combination of solutions responsive to local needs that can be cost-effectively deployed. Closing the gap between the digital haves and have-nots depends on it.
Funding the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program was a necessary step to help our country through these trying times by connecting struggling households with critical resources, but a permanent broadband benefit program will be key to closing the digital divide.
New Altman Solon analysis shows a surprising migration to the suburbs for small cell development. Despite large increases in development, regulatory challenges continue to limit the growth of small cell deployment in certain areas.
IIA supports the executive order’s aim of protecting consumers and promoting competition in the American economy. We do hope, however, that the Biden Administration recognizes the highly-competitive nature of the U.S. broadband industry, which has resulted in our nation having some of the fastest, most resilient networks in the world.