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 number of wireless-enabled laptops, netbooks, and wireless broadband modems reported on carriers’ networks as of December 2011 was 20.1 million
– up 48.6% from 13.6 million as of December 2010.
According to a new study commissioned by the Open Mobile Video Coalition, a coalition of public and private broadcasters whose members include NBC Universal, Gannett and PBS, nearly half of Internet users would be interested in watching TV on their netbooks, cellphones and other devices.
A survey by Rubicon Consulting in March found that of respondents who were asked if they often carried their iPhone in place of a notebook, 28 percent of agreed strongly and 29 percent agreed mildly.
NTCA’s Rural PC Project, now in its pilot phase, subsidizes the purchase of netbooks, which are smaller, more mobile laptop computers that are less expensive and is a means of putting computers into the hands of those in rural communities who may not be able to afford them.
More notebook machines will be sold worldwide this year than desktops, the first time in the industry’s history, according to the research firm IDC.
In the United States, the milestone has already been reached: last year, notebook sales passed those for desktops.