Internet Behaviors and Attitudes Project

In June of 2017, IIA commissioned CivicScience to conduct an objective, large-scale study of U.S. consumers and their online behaviors, means of Internet and email access, and Internet service expectations.

Making a Connection with Rural America

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has declared August Rural Broadband Month. In this video, IIA Honorary Chairman (and former Congressman) Rick Boucher discusses the challenges — and opportunities — in connecting every corner of America with high-speed internet access. For more from Boucher on rural broadband deployment, check out the below...

Broadband Investment Helps Across the Board

As the below charts from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) show, investment in broadband creates good-paying American jobs for all communities. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission should bring an end to investment-killing “Title II regulation” of broadband,...

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”)...