Watch the IIA Event at the Republican National Convention

The light-touch regulatory framework of the 1996 Telecom Act set the stage for extensive internet network investment and innovation. To examine how this investment and innovation have empowered Americans to shape presidential races, we hosted “From Netscape to Snapchat: Politics in the Age of Broadband” at the Rock and Roll...

IIA at the DNC

From Netscape to Snapchat: Politics in the Age of Broadband Wednesday, July 27th   5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing 201 South Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106 Pew Research Center will present its latest data on campaign communications During the 1996 re-election campaign, presidential candidates primarily...

IIA at the RNC

Tune in Monday, July 18 starting at 12 pm EST for IIA’s From Netscape to Snapchat: Politics in the Age of Broadband, live from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. As part of the discussion, Pew Research Center will present its latest data on campaign communications.  ...

Recap of IIA Virtual Reality Event in San Francisco

On the evening of July 13th, IIA hosted, “Cocktails & Virtual Reality: Breaking Innovation Boundaries with Broadband,” an event focused on how policymakers can support innovation and investment in high-speed internet infrastructure to help unlock the opportunities of a virtual reality ecosystem. The event was held at Upload Collective, a...

Save the Date

IIA INVITES YOU TO ATTEND Cocktails & Virtual Reality: Breaking Innovation Boundaries with Broadband Wednesday, July 13th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT Upload Collective 1535 Mission St San Francisco, CA 94103 RSVP via Eventbrite Virtual reality will transform entertainment, education, business, healthcare and more. Behind these breakthrough innovations sits...

Bridging the Homework Gap

Yesterday, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and I traveled to Philadelphia to tour String Theory Charter Schools’ Vine Street Campus (5th grade through 12th grade) and make classroom visits to see the application of modern technology in a next-generation, “Apple Distinguished School” setting. Commissioner Rosenworcel has championed changes to U.S. Internet...

IIA Event: Closing the Homework Gap

In today’s world, seven in 10 teachers assign homework that requires Internet access, but five million of the 29 million U.S. households with school-aged children lack regular access to broadband. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel coined the term “Homework Gap” to characterize the divide and shed light on the problem: Kids...

A Conversation About Special Access

On Wednesday, IIA Founding Co-Chair Bruce Mehlman moderated a panel at the TIA Spring Policy Summit, titled “Special Access Re-Regulation.” The robust discussion explored the FCC’s regulation of the business data services market. Below are a handful of highlights: Berge Ayvazian, Wireless 20/20: We have seen significant competition in the...

Highlights From Our Discussion on Modernizing Lifeline

Recently, we held a discussion on updating the Lifeline program for the broadband age. Moderated by our own Rick Boucher, “Modernizing the Federal Lifeline Program for Broadband and the 21st Century” featured: Ronald A. Brisé Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission Randolph J. May President, Free State Foundation Dorothy Rosenbaum Senior...