Bruce P. Mehlman
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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60% of mobile Web users are 1.3 times more likely to go online to do business
According to Ruder Finn, 60% of mobile Web users are 1.3 times more likely to go online to do business compared to traditional users.
Ninety-one percent of mobile phone users go online to socialize
According to Ruder Finn, ninety-one percent of mobile phone users go online to socialize versus 79% of desktop computer users.
In 200 counties (representing 1% of U.S. households), no more than 20% met that definition of high speed
According to the FCC, in 200 counties (representing 1% of U.S. households), no more than 20% met that definition of high speed, while in about half as many counties (104) with eight times the population (8% of the households), 80% had at least those speeds.
Cable-modem service connections were up by 14% in 2008
Cable-modem service connections were up by 14% in 2008 to 41 million, according to the FCC.
8 percent of the American population is “digitally hopeful.”
According to the FCC, about 8 percent of the American population is “digitally hopeful.”
3.08% of Hispanics use a broadband (39.74%) or dial up connection (2.98%) at home
According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report, 43,08% of Hispanics use a broadband (39.74%) or dial up connection (2.98%) at home, while 49.31% uses the internet either at home or anywhere.
A number of recent surveys have found that well over 80 percent of people with disabilities who are online use the Internet to send and receive emails.
A recent study found that 64 percent of people without a disability access the Internet “anywhere,” compared to only 31 percent of people with disabilities.
The FCC reports that there are nearly 1,400 different broadband providers across the U.S., up from just 105 in 1999.
According to Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, at the end of 2008, Hulu showed more than 240 million videos.