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How States Are Expanding Broadband Access 2020 Pew

Broadband is increasingly intertwined with the daily functions of modern life. It is transforming agriculture, supporting economic development initiatives, and is a critical piece of efforts to improve health care and modernize transportation. But the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that 21 million¹ Americans still […]

Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County

CONNECTED CITIES AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH (CCIG) Policy Brief # 4 September 2019 Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband? Evidence from Los Angeles County 2014-17 As consolidation in the US residential broadband market continues, there is concern that that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are “cherry-picking” areas […]

Home Broadband 2019 Pew

As the share of Americans who say they own a smartphone has increased dramatically over the past decade – from 35% in 2011 to 81% in 2019 – a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the way many people choose to go online is […]

5G and Advanced Networks

What is 5G? 5th generation mobile networks, abbreviated 5G, are the next generation of wireless telecommunications.. Carriers are marketing 5G for its provision of higher speeds, greater capacity, seamless connectivity, and lower latency, offering 1 gigabit per second or faster for greater numbers of users. […]

Trends in Broadband Competition in Los Angeles County

  CONNECTED CITIES AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH (CCIG) Policy Brief # 3 October 2018 Trends in Broadband Competition in Los Angeles County 2015-2016 Lack of competition in the provision of residential broadband services has been a concern for local governments for at least a decade. These […]

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2016

The presence and use of computers has grown considerably over the past few decades. In 1984, 8 percent of households reported owning a computer according to the Current Population Survey (CPS). Over half of adults who said they used a computer at home in 1984, […]

The 50 States of Broadband

A State-by-State Study on the State of Broadband Investment and Activity in Each American State In early 2016 Strategic Networks Group (SNG) issued a comprehensive report of high-speed internet (broadband1) investments and related activities within the United States. As a result of outreach efforts, 48 […]

Measuring America A Digital Nation

Computers and Internet have never been more important to American life.  We shop, complete schoolwork, find relationships, locate jobs, and watch movies online. The latest Census data shows more American households own computers and use high-speed Internet than ever before.

Home Broadband 2015 Pew

Three notable changes relating to digital access and digital divides are occurring in the realm of personal connectivity, according to new findings from Pew Research Center surveys. First, home broadband adoption seems to have plateaued. It now stands at 67% of Americans, down slightly from […]