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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The gap between households with incomes exceeding $75,000 compared to incomes less than $25,000 decreased between 2001 and 2009 from 37 percent to 32 percent.
Smart Grid Reduces Monthly Utility Bills
Low income families spend 17 percent of their monthly expenses on utility bills. Smart grid technology tracking energy use can reduce their consumption by 5 to 15 percent, leading to a reduction in utility costs.
35 million households have access to broadband, but do not currently use this service.
Many of these households are relatively low income, and only 30 percent have more than a high school education.