- Jobs that depend on broadband availability are projected to increase 25% by 2018.
- A $10 billion investment in broadband would produce nearly 500,000 new jobs.
- Nearly 18% of new jobs in North Carolina are created as a direct result of broadband Internet.
- In Minnesota, 60% of unemployed adults, 30% of homemakers and almost 17% of retirees say they would likely join the workforce if empowered by teleworking.
- Local economic growth and secondary investment enabled by broadband expansion is 10 times the initial investment.
- More than 62% of American workers rely on the Internet to do their jobs.
- 37% of employees say the ability to telecommute would cause them to choose one job over another.
- Among U.S. workers, 14% telecommute or work from home at least one day a week.
- Nearly 75% of public libraries across the nation offer computer resources for job seekers.
- Job seekers had a 27% increase in success by using social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to generate referrals.
Top 10 List: Broadband as Economic Engine
Based on analysis from sources including the American Library Association and the FCC, the Internet Innovation Alliance has identified 10 ways high-speed Internet access contributes to job creation: Jobs that depend on broadband availability are projected to...