The United States of Broadband

The private sector, in partnership with state and local governments, is working to connect every corner of the country with high-speed internet access. This interactive map highlights the various programs and investments being made to keep every state strong in the digital economy.

Hurry Up & Wait

It's time for the FCC to move forward with Business Data Services reform that promote investment.

The Rise of #GivingTuesday

Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has harnessed the power of social media to encourage people to donate via websites, mobile apps, and even text messages.

10 Ways Being Online Saves You Money

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...

Special Access (or BDS) Regulations

A lot has changed since 1996. But one thing that hasn’t changed are so-called “Special Access” or Business Data Services (BDS) regulations. Below is a collection of IIA’s work on Special Access/BDSs and how the FCC should take a smart and sensible approach when it comes to regulations.

IIA Business Data Services Reply Comments

Today, IIA filed its Reply Comments with the FCC with regards to their Business Data Services proceeding. An excerpt: After an exhaustive and detailed search for data regarding the availability of business data services, the results are clear: virtually all American businesses have access to business data services (hereinafter, “BDS”)...

U.S. Broadband & the U.S. Economy

U.S. Broadband and ICT Sector Adds More than $1 Trillion in Annual Value for the American Economy under Light-Touch Regulation Report authors Hassett and Shapiro argue that the broadband/ICT sector has grown dramatically under light regulation, and increased regulation could slow Internet ecosystem investment and impair other sectors that depend...

To the Next President

  MEMORANDUM FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT DATE:  March 17, 2016 FROM:  The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) SUBJECT: Economic Growth, Innovation and Prosperity As you know all too well, the 2016 Presidential race has been one of the most divisive in recent years. In these unsettled times, with uncertainly about economic...

A Fact Check of Sprint’s Special Access Claims

SPRINT’S TALE OF TWO STORIES ON FCC SPECIAL ACCESS REGULATION Sprint tells Wall St. that competitive market rids need for special access, yet lobbies FCC to extend regulation for competitive advantage Sprint tells Washington regulators it needs regulated access to business data lines: “The mobile broadband network of the future...