IIA recently highlighted how far we’ve come and what work still needs to be done to shrink the digital divide and ensure every American has access to fast, affordable broadband internet.
Telemedicine Rules Should Be Permanently Eased
We live in a broadband-connected world, and each year more and more people have the convenience of broadband in their homes and on their mobile devices, writes IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher in a Bloomberg Law Insight. Telemedicine rules have long needed to take these changes into account and should be permanently eased after the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Makes It Clear: We Need to Digitally Empower More Women
In a Morning Consult op-ed, IIA Co-Chairwoman Kim Keenan shows that it’s increasingly clear that government, industry and NGO leaders all need to play a role in supporting the transition of millions of women into more tech-centered jobs, and every woman in this country needs access to broadband.
Infographic: American Broadband Networks Prove Resilient Due to Sustained Private Investment
A recent study by Parks Associates found that online video consumption almost doubled since 2017, increasing from an average of 3.6 hours of online videos per week to nearly seven hours in 2020.
The COVID-19 crisis has significantly reduced the number of oral health visits and led to dentists exploring alternative options for in-office visits. A new study found that four in 10 dental providers either currently see or soon plan to see patients through telehealth platforms to offer care.
In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation associate Ryan Schumacher developed the Nourished platform, which enables the delivery of dozens of meals from a local restaurant to hospitals all in a single trip, reducing the number of visitors and limiting the spread of disease.
A new analysis by Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group shows that the homework gap is even larger than previously understood and that the problem has been amplified during the coronavirus pandemic when many schools have shifted to connected learning.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, practicing telemedicine and teaching telemedicine skills wasn’t the highest priority for Harvard Medical School. Now, it’s an important curricular element and a valuable tool for students conducting patient exams.
Accurate broadband availability maps are foundational for efforts to close the digital divide. A detailed account of where broadband internet is available today would ensure the best use of taxpayer dollars to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure everywhere.
According to a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, U.S. broadband networks were able to better accommodate the COVID-19 crisis traffic surge compared to other nations.
Dubai Police have recently began equipping their officers with innovative smart helmets fitted with thermal imaging cameras designed to detect people running a high fever – a common symptom of COVID-19.