As the demand for broadband grows, telecom providers are making significant investments to expand fiber access in 2021.
President Biden, Make Sure Women Have the Internet
From education, to employment, to healthcare, to everyday tasks, women need broadband technology, writes IIA Co-Chair Kim Keenan in a piece for ESSENCE.
Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline
It’s time to rebuild the Lifeline Program to ensure it reaches America’s neediest, urges Congressman Rick Boucher, IIA Honorary Chair, in an article for TechCrunch.
Taxpayer dollars allocated for broadband infrastructure should first bring high-speed connections to households without at least 25/3 speeds. After unserved areas are connected, any remaining federal funds could be used to upgrade networks in underserved areas.
According to a recent report, the United States is outpacing the European Union in broadband adoption and investment. U.S. broadband companies invest more money than EU counterparts, which is reducing costs and increasing usage.
COVID-19 highlighted the importance of digital medicine such as therapeutic and digital diagnostic applications. These technologies can help alert doctors of potential health risks and more.