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.

Community

Broadband Ambassador Program

The IIA has embarked on a national education and advocacy campaign to promote the importance of broadband as a means to enhance economic development across all demographics, promote quality of life through broadband-enabled applications, and ultimately eliminate the Digital Divide.

The IIA Broadband Ambassador program enlists the participation of notable Internet executives, elected officials, academics and real Americans across a broad spectrum of fields such as health care, education, business and technology to help stress the critical importance of every American having access to broadband and its many benefits and to promote equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption.

Honorary Leaders

The Honorable Fabian Nunez, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly, and David Steward, chairman and co-founder of World Wide Technology, Inc., the largest African-American-owned business in America, will lead the IIA Broadband Ambassador Program, the IIA announced today. As Honorary Chairmen of the program, Nunez and Steward will seek to harness their legislative and business experience to highlight the critical importance and benefits of every American having access to broadband, particularly at a time when adoption and accessibility of wireless Internet is receiving increased focus.

David Steward
David Steward

Chairman and Founder of World Wide Technology, Inc.

The Honorable Fabian Nunez
Fabian Nunez

Former Speaker of the California State Assembly

Meet the Ambassadors

Roll over the images to learn why they think broadband is important to the economy, consumers and the nation.

Harry C. Alford
Harry C. Alford

President & CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce

Phil Bond
Phil Bond

CEO, Information Technology Association of America

David J. Brailer
David J. Brailer

Health Evolution Partners

Ryan Wuerch
Jason Brennan

Partner, Stream Strategies

Marcia Thomas-Brown
Marcia Thomas-Brown

Program Manager for the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved

Becky Collins
Becky Collins

Owner, Grannybsclothesline.com

Ed Foster-Simeon
Ed Foster-Simeon

President U.S. Soccer Foundation

Joseph P. Fuhr
Joseph P. Fuhr

Professor of Economics, Widener University and Senior Fellow, American Consumer Institute

Joseph P. Fuhr
Nina Vaca-Humrichouse

Chairman of the Board, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher

CEO, Entertainment Software Association

Douglas S. Glucraft
Douglas S. Glucraft

Partner Nixon Peabody LLP

Bruce Hahn
Bruce Hahn

President, American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance

Bruce Hahn
Lindsey Holmes

CEO / Lead Strategist, LCH Business

Kathy Johnson
Kathy Johnson

Director, Alabama Broadband Initiative

Jimmy Lynn
Jimmy Lynn

Managing Partner at JLynn Associates

Brian Mefford
Brian Mefford

CEO, Connected Nation

Tom Rogers
Kristian Ramos

Public Relations Strategist

Tom Rogers
Anthony J. Navarra

President, Global Operations of Globalstar, Inc.

George M Tronsrue III
Javier Palomarez

President & CEO, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Susan Patrick
Susan Patrick

President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning

Susan Patrick
Jess Peterson

Executive Vice President of the United States Cattlemen’s Association

Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers

CEO and President, TiVo

Gary Smith
Gary Smith

CEO, Ciena Corporation

Bret Swanson
Bret Swanson

President, Entropy Economics LLC | Visiting Fellow, Digital Society

Craig Settles
Craig Settles

Founder & President, Successful.com

Taylor
Carl W. Taylor

Director of the Center for Strategic Health Innovation at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine

George M Tronsrue III
Jon Troen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Catchfire Media

George M Tronsrue III
George M Tronsrue III

Executive Chairman SinglePipe Communications, Inc

Navarrow Wright
Navarrow Wright

Social Media & Internet Consultant, Maximum Leverage Solutions

Ryan Wuerch
Ryan Wuerch

Chairman & CEO, Motricity

Stuart Brotman
Stuart N. Brotman

President, Stuart N. Brotman Communications