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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Maine Has Adopted State Run Programs to Boost Its’ Low Broadband Index
Despite difficult terrain and some very remote communities Utah has done very well in the Broadband Index rating, with 9th place overall ranking. Utah had the highest Broadband adoption rating in the country in 2010 and continues to be a leader in adoption growth. Furthermore, Utah has a high average of fiber-to-home and high peak average connectivity speed.
Delaware Ranked Third in Broadband Index
Delaware’s saturation of corporate headquarters gave it a very balanced broadband index score.. Despite Delaware’s small size and population it scored well, because these corporations require widespread adoption, a high network quality, and foster a stable economic structure.
Massachusetts Ranked Second in Broadband Index
Massachusetts ranked second nationally in broadband index, a rating that accounts for adoption, network quality, and economic structure. The high concentration of University’s and College’s in the Boston area, and their demand for high quality networks drove the state’s ranking,
68% of those living in households earning $75,000 own smartphones.
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones.
Privacy continues to be a concern with the vast majority (70% in 2011 and 73% in 2012) expressing concern over personal data collection
— 55 percent wary of sharing information about their location via smartphone apps.
The Top Five Apps continue to be Facebook, YouTube, Android Market, Google Search, and Gmail. And smartphone owners spend just about the same amount of time on apps each day
— 37 minutes a day in 2011 compared to 39 minutes today.
Not only is the 2012 smartphone owner downloading more apps, they are increasingly spending more time using them vs. using the mobile web
— about 10 percent more than last year.
In just a year, the average number of apps per smartphone has jumped 28 percent, from 32 apps to 41.
By most measures, it has been the year of the App once again, driven mostly by the rise of Android and iOS users who have more than doubled in a year and account for 88 percent of those who have downloaded an app in the past 30 days.