All of America’s Kids Should Have Access to the Virtual Classroom

The “homework gap” affects about 12 million children of school age across the country who lack broadband connectivity in their homes. The culprit is a combination of a lack of access to a broadband connection (especially for those in rural areas) and a lack of adoption (primarily among low-income families in more urban and suburban areas).

Let’s Learn From Europe’s Broadband Mistake

IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher, founder of the House Internet Caucus, says the US’s better internet performance during the coronavirus pandemic is attributable to sustained private investment that has been encouraged by a light-touch regulatory regime for broadband.

Telemedicine Rules Should Be Permanently Eased

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.