According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, a majority of adults under 50 say the internet has been an essential tool for them during the crisis, and 87% of all adults categorized it as essential or important.
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
AI companion robots have been used for years to help patients struggling with illness feel comforted when loved ones are unable to be by their side. During the coronavirus pandemic, new use cases for the robots have surfaced.
A recent survey of smartphone users in 11 countries shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are finding information and communications technology (ICT) vital for coping with everyday life.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity. IIA invites you to take a closer look at the past, present and future of broadband during a discussion between FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Bruce Mehlman, Founding Chairman of IIA and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Tech Policy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are limiting the number of visitors for newborn babies to combat the spread of coronavirus. The new SMART NICU2HOME app helps parents and babies stay connected.
USTelecom recently released data on broadband network traffic growth during the COVID-19 crisis. They show elevated levels of traffic persist when compared to the pre-crisis baseline, though overall network traffic decreased since its peak in mid-April.
A study by Parks Associates found that the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted OTT video subscriptions among households with broadband in the U.S. — over three quarters now subscribe to a service.