Because every American
should have access
to broadband Internet.

The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.

Activities

FCC Workshops

FCC Workshops

FCC Workshops

FCC Promoting Dialogue

The upcoming FCC workshops will promote an open dialogue between the FCC and key constituents on matters important to the National Broadband Plan. Key constituents will include service providers, equipment providers, applications providers, community groups, and other groups that have a stake in the future of broadband. Workshops will consist of meetings held at the FCC. The public will have the opportunity to suggest meeting topics and questions for the workshops. All meetings will be broadcast over the Internet when possible, and archived for viewing at a later time to ensure that everyone has access to the content.

http://www.broadband.gov/workshops.html

                                                                                                               
  Issue Coordinator Date Time
10. Public Safety and Homeland Security Jennifer Manner 8/25 9:00
11. Energy, Environment, and Transportation Nick Sinai 8/25 1:30
12. Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Private Investment Nick Maynard 8/26 9:30
13. Job Training Andrew Nesi 8/26 1:30
14. Technology/Applications and Devices James Miller 8/27 1:30
15. State and Local Governments: Toolkits and Best Practices Elise Kohn 9/1 2:00
16. Benchmarks Nick Maynard 9/2 1:30
17. Best Practices/Big Ideas Jon Peha 9/3 9:30
18. Broadband Consumer Context Rachel Kazan 9/9 1:30
19. Health Care Tom Buckley9/15 1:30

Last updated on August 11, 2009

FCC Announces Participants in National Broadband Plan Staff Workshops on Deployment, Technology

Washington , D.C.—The Federal Communications Commission’s staff workshops this week for the development of the National Broadband Plan will focus on deployment and technology.

On Wednesday, industry, staff and public participants will examine wireline and wireless deployment, as well as what it means to be unserved or underserved by broadband, why areas or groups are unserved and underserved, and what actions the United States should take to help stimulate broader and faster broadband deployment.

On Thursday, participants will examine both fixed and wireless broadband technologies that are affecting broadband networks today and that will likely affect them in the future.

WHAT: National Broadband Plan Staff Workshops
WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 12 &13.  See agendas below for specific times
WHERE: FCC Commission Room, 445 12th St. SW , Washington D.C. 20554
ONLINE: Press and public attending online should register in advance at http://www.broadband.gov/. Click on “Workshops” tab.

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Last updated on August 11, 2009

Internet Innovation Alliance Commends FCC Staff Workshops for National Broadband Plan

Encourages Focus on Adoption, Importance of Private Investment and Planning for Future Innovations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 6, 2009 – The Internet Innovation Alliance, a broad-based coalition that has long supported a comprehensive national broadband strategy to achieve universal broadband availability and adoption, today released the following statement on its support for the Federal Communications Commission’s staff workshops for the development of a National Broadband Plan, the first of which begins today:

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Last updated on August 11, 2009