Because every American
should have access
to broadband Internet.

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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Broadband Fact Book

Here you'll find convenient research items culled from the best broadband data sources. If you need to find bite-sized talking points on a tight deadline, you're in the right place. We've already done the hard part for you!

Facts tagged with Qwest

In 2008 Google employed fewer than 20,000 or less than four percent of the number employed by AT&T, Verizon, and Qwest or about 1/5 of the employment of Comcast alone.

Research Area: Investment & Jobs

Tags: google, at&t, employment, verizon, comcast, qwest, isps, content providers, employees, telcos

The Internet Ecosystem: Employment Impacts of National Broadband Policy, Larry F. Darby, Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr. and Stephen B. Pociask, American Consumer Institute

One investment analyst found that broadband penetration as a percentage of total subscribers is 30.5% for rural telephone companies compared to 27.7% with Verizon, AT&T and Qwest.

Research Area: Other

Tags: rural, at&t, verizon, qwest, penetration, telephone

Broadband in America, Where it is and Where it is Going. November 11th, 2009.

Qwest estimates it would cost $3 billion to extend high-speed service to 95 percent of the households in its service area. That includes $235 million for Iowa.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: rural, underserved, network infrastructure, unserved, high-speed internet, qwest, iowa, cables

Philip Brasher, “Broadband plan attacks wrong problem, critics say,” Demoinesregister.com. February 4, 2009.

It costs Mediacom and Qwest $20,000 to $30,000 a mile to run the cables to extend high-speed Internet service to an isolated house in rural Iowa.

Research Area: Network Infrastructure

Tags: rural, underserved, network infrastructure, unserved, high-speed internet, qwest, iowa, cables, mediacom

Philip Brasher, “Broadband plan attacks wrong problem, critics say,” Demoinesregister.com. February 4, 2009.
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