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UK A Leading Digital Nation by 2020

Calculating the Cost of Delivering Online Skills for All What is the investment needed to get everyone in the UK using the internet regularly with Basic Online Skills? This report sets out, for the first time, the investment needed to equip 100% of the adult […]

Gigabit Communities

Local governments have long pioneered efforts to expand broadband availability and competition; for more than a decade, they have tested public projects and public– private partnerships to deliver new broadband services. As they look to the future, localities that choose not to build their own […]

Measuring the Digital Economy

With lacklustre growth across much of the globe, monitoring and understanding the role of ICTs and the Internet in the broader economy is a priority. Measuring the Digital Economy maps existing indicators against digital economy policy issues, identifies gaps in the measurement framework, assesses progress, […]

California Emerging Technology Fund Round 2

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) in 2005 as a nonprofit corporation to advance the adoption and usage of broadband technology in underserved communities across the State of California. On February 1, 2010, the National Telecommunications and Information […]

Home Broadband 2013 Pew

Some 70% of American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home; an additional 10% of Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone. And 20% of Americans have neither a home broadband connection nor a smartphone.  Trends and demographic differences in home broadband […]

Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience

Researchers and policymakers recognize that availability and use of high-speed Internet services – a range of connection technologies collectively known as broadband – are essential to economic growth. The United States has made considerable progress towards ubiquitous broadband access, with more than 93 percent of […]

NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit

This Broadband Adoption Toolkit draws on the experiences of the recipients of grants from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). To date, the efforts of BTOP grant recipients have added hundreds of thousands of new broadband subscribers and, in the process, have yielded invaluable lessons […]

U.S. Broadband Availability

This report on the availability of broadband, authored by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is the first in a series of Broadband Briefs that uses publicly available data collected by the Department of Commerce to examine broadband availability in greater detail. The U.S. […]

Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM Washington, D.C. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Introduction and Moderator: DARRELL WEST, Moderator Vice President and Director, Governance Studies The Brookings Institution Keynote Speaker: LAWRENCE E. STRICKLING Administrator, NTIA Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce

Lessons Learned from the Field

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) and its 19 partners reached millions of Californians between April 2010 and June 2013 in communities most impacted by the Digital Divide, promoting broadband awareness and adoption at home, offering computer training and computing devices, and providing job training […]