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.

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Internet Innovation Alliance at CTIA 2011

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IIA at CTIA 2011 in San Diego, CA
 

Last updated on October 04, 2011

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Voices From CTIA, Part 3

During this year’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference, we asked attendees stopping by our booth to give us their thoughts on broadband and the importance of being connected. Here’s some of what they had to say.











Voices From CTIA, Part 2

During this year’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference, we asked attendees stopping by our booth to give us their thoughts on broadband and the importance of being connected. Here’s some of what they had to say.













 

Voices From CTIA, Part 1

During this year’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference, we asked attendees stopping by our booth to give us their thoughts on broadband and the importance of being connected. Here’s some of what they had to say.











Today’s Fact of the Day…

...comes courtesy of CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent who, in opening this morning’s keynote, told the audience that our nation now has more wireless subscriber connections than people.

In fact, according to a new report from the organization, there are 327.6 million wireless connections in America — which means, with 315.5 million people, our wireless penetration is now 103.9%.

It’s a mobile world.

CTIA Day One: The Kickoff Keynote

The keynote for this year’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference featured CEOs from the top three wireless companies: Dan Hesse of Sprint, Ralph de la Vega of AT&T, and Dan Mead of Verizon.

Despite some light ribbing, the tone was one of collaboration, with all three CEOs rightly noting that much of the industry’s impressive growth was due to working with each other and with the various innovators up and down the industry chain.

Taking the stage first, Sprint’s Dan Hesse focused heavily on sustainability, running down an extensive list of efforts his company was currently doing to be more environmentally and socially responsible (Sprint’s efforts in helping to curb distraction while driving were impressive, and gave Hesse a set-up for a funny story about his own efforts to keep his teenage son safe behind the wheel).

Next up was AT&T’s Ralph de la Vega, whose main message was innovation — both within the company and by encouraging it throughout the industry. Highlighting the company’s Foundry program, an $80 million commitment to encourage developers of mobile applications, de la Vega was genuinely excited to announce the initiative already had over 100 projects in development.

Closing out the keynote, Verizon’s Dan Mead told the audience, “Even though the wireless industry is fiercely competitive, it’s a success due to mutual cooperation.” He then touched on government regulation, pointing at an ongoing light touch from regulators as critical to maintaining the industry’s impressive growth and, striking the cooperation chord again, said that the industry must work with the government to keep wireless moving, stating, “We have a responsibility to make sure we operate with the highest integrity.”

Live From CTIA

We’re spending the week at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications Conference in San Diego. If you’re in the area, stop by booth 120 to say hello and learn more about IIA.