The need for faster rural broadband is particularly acute in rural America, where the speeds are slower, and state-of-the-art facilities are not deployed as quickly as rural Americans need.
In an economy where competition is rising and entrepreneurship is increasingly essential, high-speed internet is a critical tool that will help people supplement their income and improve their quality of life.
To respond to consumers' clear choices in favor of newer systems, the country needs greater investment in mobile and broadband rather than antiquated copper-based services that fewer and fewer people use.
The Internet Innovation Alliance released the statement below responding to Senator Markey’s press conference about his CRA to reverse the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order.
America has a lot of work to do to fix our tech diversity problem. If we don’t get more serious and add more rigor, stagnation will be the result.
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Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) successfully repealed the heavy-handed, utility-style regulations levied on broadband in 2015.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.