Jamal Simmons is leaving the Internet Innovation Alliance for a new digital media opportunity. He served as an organization co-chair for 6 years. As co-chair, Jamal was focused on IIA goals to expand broadband access for students, entrepreneurs and consumers. His co-chairs and the IIA staff thank Jamal for his valuable contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors!
"Congress and the President have delivered a victory for our country today by enacting comprehensive tax legislation to promote America's competitiveness in the global economy."
Selected news and writings on the path forward for net neutrality from the month of December.
As more and more economic activity happens online, affecting every industry, broadband itself has now become a critical national infrastructure that undergirds growth throughout the economy and ensures America preserves its competitive edge against other countries that seek to dominate increasingly global markets.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) successfully repealed the heavy-handed, utility-style regulations levied on broadband in 2015. We congratulate the agency for returning the nation’s governance of high-speed broadband back to a framework—originally initiated by the Clinton Administration—that promotes investment, innovation and economic growth.
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.