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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More recently, Qiang (2009) and Qiang and Rossotto (2009) find a robust and significant growth dividend from broadband access in developed countries.
In high income countries, broadband penetration of 10 subscribers per 100 inhabitants corresponds to a 1.2% increase in per capita GDP growth (11).