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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 […]

Home Broadband Adoption 2010 PEW

Home Broadband Adoption 2010 by Aaron Smith, Senior Research Specialist The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically over the last year. Two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with […]

California Broadband Adoption and Awareness Programs

Center on the States Broadband Conference Rachelle Chong, Special Counsel, Office of the State Chief Information Officer – PowerPoint Presentations: Why California Must Bridge the Digital Divide 44,000 Square Miles of Unserved Area = Size of Kentucky 1.4 Million Rural Residents Without Broadband Access = […]

Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) was commissioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to analyze the factors shaping low rates of adoption of home broadband services in low-income and other marginalized communities. The resulting study is one of the only large-scale qualitative investigations of […]

Economic, Environmental Benefits of Broadband

The most rapidly adopted consumer product or service in U.S. history is household broadband Internet access. More than 200 million individuals gained access to home broadband service in less than one decade, far exceeding the previous record held by mobile telephones. Governments, non-profit organizations, private […]

Wired For Wireless

Wired For Wireless?  Towards Digital Inclusion and Next Generation Government-Led Wireless Networks A Summary Report of the Wireless Comparative Analysis and Best Practices Education Project by Richard Chabran, California Community Technology Policy Group Oscar E. Cruz and Linda Fowells, Community Partners Allen Hammond, BroadBand Institute […]

Home Broadband Adoption 2009 PEW

Home Broadband Adoption 2009 Jun 17, 2009  John Horrigan An April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows 63% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15% increases from a year earlier. April’s level of […]