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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By 2016, 350 million employees will use smartphones
By 2016, 350 million employees will use smartphones, with 200 million of them bringing their own.
DSL Most Common Method of Accessing the Internet for U.S. Farms
DSL is the common method of accessing the Internet, with 38 percent of U.S. farms using it, up from 36 percent in 2009.
Vast Majority of U.S. Farms with Significant Sales and Government Payments Have Access to Internet and Computers
In 2011, 84 percent of U.S. farms with sales and government payments of $250,000 or more have access to a computer, 83 percent own or lease a computer, 72 percent are using a computer for their farm business, and 82 percent have Internet access. For farms with sales and government payments between $100,000 and $249,999, the figures are: 68 percent have access to a computer, 68 percent own or lease a computer, 52 percent are using a computer for their farm business, and 67 percent have Internet access. Of the farms with sales and government payments between $10,000 and $99,999, 63 percent reported having computer access, 62 percent own or lease a computer, 41 percent use a computer for their farm business, and 60 percent have Internet access.
Wireless and Satellite Primary Methods for Internet Access among U.S. Farms
Dialup access from 23 percent in 2009 to 12 percent in 2011. Satellite and wireless were each reported as the primary Internet access methods in 15 and 20 percent of those U.S. farms with Internet access, respectively.
Approximately 40 percent of U.S. Farms Use Computers for Business
In 2011, 37 percent of farms reported using computers, compared to 35 percent in 2007.
U.S. Farms’ Access to Internet on the Rise
A total of 62 percent of U.S. farms now have Internet access, compared to 59 percent in 2009.
Capital Spending on Wireless Networks Would Generate Additional $50 Billion in GDP Annually and More Than 330,000 New Jobs.
Based on multiplier approach finding that average annual capital spending during build out period will be approximately $16.5 billion for long-run maintenance and upgrade for the 300 MHz of spectrum the FCC is currently proposing to reassign, it would generate an additional $50 billion in VDP annually and more than 330,00 new jobs.
For Each $1 Spent on Telecom Capital Spending, More than 20 New Jobs are Created
Each additional $1 dollar of telecom spending leads to an additional $3.08 in extra output, while every $1 million rise in telecom capital spending leads to more than 20 new jobs.
Most wireless laptop users go online from multiple locations
Laptop owners utilize the portable nature and wireless capabilities of these devices to go online from a range of locations. Among those who use their laptop to go online wirelessly (using either a wi-fi or mobile broadband card) 86% do so at home, 37% do so at work, and 54% do so someplace other than home or work. Six in ten wireless laptop users (61%) go online from more than one of these locations, with two in five (20%) using their laptop to access to internet from all three locations (home, work and somewhere else).
[Research firm Gartner] says respondents to a recent survey of 528 information-technology managers at large organizations say that, on average, 10% of workers at their companies use employee-owned notebooks as their primary work PC. The respondents predicted that figure will jump to 14% by mid-2010, Gartner says.