The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) finds that the average American household can now save more than $12,000 per year on household spending through use of high-speed internet services, according to its latest Cost Campaign analysis. IIA’s new supplemental whitepaper, “The Multiplier Effect of Broadband and the Income of American Households,” also examines how broadband helps generate income for Americans, particularly...
Encouraging investment in 5G technology that will extend broadband to all Americans, from urban centers to rural areas, should be a top priority for policymakers. It’s also important that we show people how the internet is useful in their everyday lives. Luckily, the value of saving money is a major benefit with which everyone can identify.
Not only can you save money using broadband, you can also make money using broadband. This year IIA examined how internet connectivity enables you to participate in the sharing economy—also known as the gig economy—to generate income.
The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releasing a draft proposal of its Restoring Internet Freedom Order that will return broadband internet access service to its prior classification as an information service.
IIA applauds the FCC for today’s actions to remove outdated regulations to help accelerate 21st century high-speed wireline and wireless broadband deployment for all Americans.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been busy this season doing something similar – taking an axe to unnecessary regulatory underbrush that has slowed the deployment of fast broadband around the country.
The nation stands on the cusp of a massive mobile internet revolution. Far from hyperbole, the coming transition to fifth-generation (5G) wireless will bring mobile data speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s 4G technology.
This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Wireline Infrastructure Order aimed at removing regulatory barriers to accelerate investment and deployment of our nation’s next-generation, fiber-based, high-speed broadband networks. IIA supports network change notification modifications for copper retirement, streamlining Section 214(a) service discontinuance rules, and pole attachment reform.
Last week, IIA Co-Chair Jamal Simmons moderated a conversation with experts in the field of machine learning, IoT, and 5G in San Francisco. Speakers included Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking at the Linux Foundation and Amit Pradhan, Managing General Partner of JetVentures.
Although copper wires have been a feature of the telephone system since Alexander Graham Bell first called Watson, it’s time for them to go away. Fiber is simply faster and a better, more flexible technology.