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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Monday, May 19

Boucher on C-SPAN

By Brad

IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher recently sat down with fellow former Representative Jack Fields on C-SPAN’s The Communicators to talk about the 1996 Telecommunications Act (which both congressman were instrumental in crafting) and how to update for our current technological reality. You can watch the interview here.

Friday, March 29

Preserving Competition in an All-IP World

By Brad

During our Internet Academy event yesterday, the FCC’s Chief Technology Officer Henning Schulzrinne asked IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher his thoughts on ensuring competition remained in an all-IP environment. You can watch the exchange below, or read a transcript after the jump.

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Monday, November 05

The Online Election

By Brad

With the 2012 election just a day away, Pew has taken a look at the effectiveness of online political videos and found 55% of registered voters have followed the election online. Among the types of political videos viewed online, news reports took the top spot with 48%, followed by archived speeches and debates at 40%.

Interestingly, only 36% responded they’d watched an outright political ad online — trailing those who had watched a political parody video. The full report is available at Pew.

Friday, May 04

Flashback Friday

By Brad

This week, a gem from 1989 courtesy of Radio Shack, which has you covered for all your $799 portable phone needs.

Friday, April 20

Flashback Friday

By Brad

From the 1980s, say goodbye to typing mistakes with the amazing new electronic word processor for Magnavox!

Friday, March 09

Flashback Friday

By Brad

Once upon a time — the 1980s, to be specific — carrying your favorite music with you wherever you went was near impossible. Then came the Super Walkman from Sony.

Friday, March 02

Flashback Friday

By Brad

What was the Internet like in 1981? Courtesy of San Francisco’s KRON 4 News, here’s a peek:

Friday, January 27

Flashback Friday

By Brad

From 1971, introducing the Sharp LC8, the world’s smallest electronic calculator! For the low, low price of $345!

Friday, January 20

Flashback Friday

By Brad

25 years before Apple’s Siri took people by storm, IBM was touting its own voice-recognition technology.

Friday, January 06

Flashback Friday

By Brad

Thanks to YouTube user “DiamondGB,” here’s what the Internet looked like on April 4, 1998. We’ve come a long way, baby!

Friday, December 23

Flashback Friday

By Brad

Ah, 1983. The year millions of kids wanted one thing for Christmas: the Atari 5200.

Friday, December 09

Flashback Friday

By Brad

1957. The Cold War continued to heat up. America’s middle class was on the rise. And the home of the future was amazing.

Friday, November 18

Flashback Friday

By Brad

Here’s an official NASA video on the wonders of computers.

Friday, November 04

Flashback Friday

By Brad

This week, let’s take a trip back to 1993 and a CBC report on something new and mysterious called “The Internet.”

Friday, October 21

Flashback Friday

By Brad

Here’s something adorable to finish out your week: A 1984 segment from Sesame Street where kids are asked the question, “What is a computer?”

Monday, October 17

Voices From CTIA, Part 3

By IIA

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.











Friday, October 14

Flashback Friday

By Brad

In honor of this week’s CTIA Enterprise and Applications Convention in San Diego, this week’s historic nugget is what’s widely considered to be the first cellphone commercial, courtesy of Centel in 1989. Enjoy the ’80s cheese!

Voices From CTIA, Part 2

By IIA

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.













 

Thursday, October 13

Voices From CTIA, Part 1

By IIA

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.











Friday, October 07

Flashback Friday

By Brad

With the passing of Steve Jobs earlier this week, this week’s Flashback Friday video is the famous 1984 Super Bowl ad that helped make the Apple Macintosh a household name.

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