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Broadband As A Green Strategy Policy Brief

Promising Best Practices to Achieve Positive Environmental and Economic Benefits through Accelerated Broadband Deployment and Adoption Background:  The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) engaged Valley Vision to research the potential of broadband as a “green strategy” to reduce impacts on the environment. Valley Vision conducted […]

Latinos and Broadband Adoption

As the most populous state, California is key to closing the Digital Divide in America. To accomplish this, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) developed a strategic plan to break down barriers to high-speed Internet access at home. CETF has set its goal to reach […]

Impact of Broadband on the Economy Broadband Series

Broadband has become a key priority of the 21st Century, and I believe its transformative power as an enabler for economic and social growth makes it an essential tool for empowering people, creating an environment that nurtures the technological and service innovation, and triggering positive […]

Exploring the Digital Nation: Computer and Internet Use at Home

This report updates and expands last year’s report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, based on data from the Census Bureau’s most recent Current Population Survey (CPS) School Enrollment and Internet Use Supplement. The report also provides additional information […]

California Broadband Report

A Summary of Broadband Availability and Adoption in California as of June 30, 2011 Examination of FCC Form 477 broadband subscription data as of June 30, 2011 yields engaging information about the spatial and demographic patterns of Broadband Internet adoption rates in California. Statewide, an […]

Digital Nation Expanding Internet Usage

The new millennium has witnessed a rapid rise in broadband Internet connections in the United States. While the growth rate of total Internet connections at home slowed somewhat after 2001, the number of household broadband connections grew rapidly over the last decade. As of October […]

Latinos and Digital Technology 2010 Pew

This report analyzes digital technology use patterns among Latinos, whites and blacks in 2010. The data for this report are derived primarily from the Pew Hispanic Center 2010 National Survey of Latinos, which was conducted from August 17 to September 19, 2010 among a nationally […]

Americans Living with Disability 2011 Pew

One in four Americans live with a disability that interferes with activities of daily living According to a national survey conducted in September 2010, 27% of American adults live with a disability that interferes with activities of daily living, including: 15% of American adults who […]

Getting Connected for Economic Prosperity and Quality of Life

A Resource Guide for Local and Regional Government Leaders to Promote Broadband Deployment and Adoption Local governments and regional agencies have key planning responsibilities and land use regulatory authorities, such as oversight of general plans and blueprints for sustainability that can promote broadband deployment and […]