Because It is Necessary to Be Online Today, the Continuing Digital Divide Poses a Serious Challenge to Policymakers
Broadband's Impact, FCC, NTIA
February 11th, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2013 – The increasing prevalence on job applications being online is just one of many reasons why it is vital to “close our nation’s digital divide and [improve] digital literacy,” Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said Thursday. Having more people connected would in turn allow more people to have access to jobs and […]
BroadbandBreakfast.com Releases Video from Getting Older Americans Online
Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact
May 25th, 2012
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 – BroadbandBreakfast.com released the video of the May Broadband Breakfast Club, “What Lessons Are We Learning in Getting Older Americans Online” at BroadbandBreakfast.com’s monthly breakfast and panel discussion. This event of the Broadband Breakfast Club was produced in collaboration with Project GOAL. Event Highlights “What Lessons Are We Learning From Getting Older […]
What Challenges Are We Still Facing in Seniors Getting Online: What Have We Learned and What Are the Remaining Obstacles?
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Health, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service, Wireless
May 17th, 2012
WASHINGTON Thursday May 17 2012 – Nearly two years after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) broadband deployment and adoption projects were funded and the National Broadband Plan was adopted, we are still dealing with 100 million Americans who do not receive broadband in the home. While 65% of the population uses broadband, only […]
Measuring Broadband Use and Adoption is the Next Frontier in Internet Data Collection
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan
August 9th, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 9, 2011 – It’s very easy to take broadband for granted. People want to go online to look up answers on Wikipedia, to watch movies on Netflix, to hang out on Facebook, or to Skype cousins across the globe — or across town.
None of this can be done without broadband. Higher and higher speeds of internet connectivity are necessary to satisfy everyone’s demand to do all of these things at once.
That’s where the Partnership for a Connected Illinois comes into play.
Cisco Predicts Four-Fold Growth in IP Traffic Over Next Four years
Asia, Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, North America, Spectrum, Wireless
June 2nd, 2011
WASHINGTON June 2, 2011 – Cisco predicted the next four years of global broadband consumption via virtual forum when it unveiled its annual visual networking index Wednesday.
Each year Cisco produces a networking index that predicts internet use and broadband consumption for the next five years. While a number of firms produce similar reports, Cisco’s has consistently proven among the most accurate in recent years.
Research Shows Broadband Adoption Related to Clear Need for Its Use
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Education, Fiber, Health, Minority, Public Safety
October 6th, 2010
WASHINGTON, October 6, 2010 – The final day of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference looked at broadband adoption and universality. The problems addressed are key in helping the government determine how broadband is being adopted and where intervention is necessary.
Roadmap to Broadband Adoption Conference: Adoption Paradox Panel
Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
June 22nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Consumer Research Director for the Federal Communications Commission John Horrigan led a panel on broadband adoption at the Roadmap for Broadband Adoption conference sponsored by Broadband for America. Horrigan detailed the new data obtained via a large scale phone survey which contacted over 5,000 people that purposefully oversampled non-adopters to obtain detailed data. The sample showed that price was still the main reason why individuals do not adopt with 15% of respondents claiming the monthly fee is too high for them along in addition the cost of the hardware is too expensive and the fees are too high.