As policymakers focus on helping Americans rebuild our economy and our lives, they can take meaningful steps to close the digital divides and accelerate our comeback by making broadband more available, affordable, accessible and American.
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
Eyeglass company Fitz Frames recently shifted its business focus to include custom protective eyewear using app-based measurements for frontline medical workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Singapore government announced it would deploy Spot, a robot “dog,” to patrol a local park and warn visitors via a broadcasted pre-recorded message to practice social distancing to protect themselves from coronavirus.
A new study by the Fiber Broadband Association and RVA, LLC shows significant changes in how Americans use the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic, including massive increases in video conferencing, rising utilization of telemedicine, and internet rationing in households with lower-performing internet connections.
Medicare and state telemedicine restrictions have been eased during the coronavirus pandemic, and these changes need to be made permanent, writes IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher. Doctors can see more patients and get fairly paid for it, and patients can use smart phones and personal computers to get needed medical advice.