The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet — from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.

Who is IIA

Leadership

The voices guiding our mission of bringing broadband to everyone in America.

Members

The many companies and organizations that support our efforts.

Our Principles

Every American Should Have Broadband Internet Access

In our increasingly wired world, any family or business without broadband access is at a distinct disadvantage. Furthermore, extending broadband access to every American would deliver a significant boost to the U.S. economy. The Internet has become a powerful economic engine, and the U.S. must maximize its potential in order to remain competitive in the global economy.

Universal Broadband Will Require Action From Both Public and Private Sectors

The private sector has made great progress in creating and deploying broadband networks, and competitive markets should continue to lead. But government must do more to bring broadband to every region and socio-economic group in the country. A National Broadband Strategy should be adopted that focuses on the “supply side” (promoting broadband deployment and access) and the “demand side” (encouraging broadband adoption and addressing gaps in understanding).

Public Policy Should Encourage Competition, Educate, and Promote Investment

Today’s broadband is tomorrow’s traffic jam unless we continuously invest, innovate and improve our networks’ ability to handle the traffic. Our nation has the technological capability and capital resources, and with wise public policy we can meet this challenge. Policymakers should promote digital literacy and encourage more rapid broadband deployment in rural areas. They should spur the development of innovative applications in health care and education, and avoid levying taxes that will discourage broadband adoption.