Broadband Adoption and Usage: If You’re Not Online, You’re Missing What You Need to Know
Broadband and Democratization, Education, FCC, Media ownership, National Broadband Plan, social networking, Social Networking
June 25th, 2012
June 25, 2012 – Having access to broadband technology and other digital tools is a key ingredient to economic, social, and political connectedness. Yet only 69 percent of Americans have broadband internet connections at home. What vital services are the other one-third missing? One example was apparent at last Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club, on “The […]
Internet Access on the Rise, According to Pew Study
July 21st, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – According to a study of general Internet and phone use released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, “African-Americans and Latinos continue to outpace whites in their use of data applications on handheld devices.” Among other things, the study found that whereas 80% of non-Hispanic Whites own a cell phone, 87% of both Blacks and Hispanics do. The gap in the statistics widen in areas of data usage, with nearly twice as many blacks using phones to receive instant messages as whites, and more than twice as many Hispanics as whites doing so.
Report: Pew Research Show Broadband Use Among Latinos Growing
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
December 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 22, 2009 – Internet use among Latino adults has been increasing at a faster rate than those categorized as white or black adults, according to research released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.
Broadband Speeds Matter Just as Much as Internet Access, Say New Yorkers
National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, States
December 13th, 2009
NEW YORK, December 13, 2009 – Broadband speeds matter just as much as does internet access, in order to ensure educational, economic and social opportunities for individuals of all incomes and ethnic backgrounds, participants in a community broadband hearing here agreed on Friday.
Policy officials, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, community-based organizations and others came together Friday for to discuss how New York fits into the national broadband plan currently being developed by the Federal Communications Commission in Washington.
Report Calls State Of Broadband Access For Native Americans ‘Deplorable’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The Native American population is one of the most disconnected groups in the country, according to a study released Thursday on broadband penetration.
The Native Public Media and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative suggest that the Federal Communications Commission create a Tribal Broadband Plan within the national broadband plan that it is currently drafting.
Balancing Broadband Supply and Demand in Quest to Stoke High-Speed Internet Adoption
Broadband's Impact, FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
November 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 5, 2009 – Panelists at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation on Friday agreed that price and digital literacy have created a barrier to broadband demand that can affect more than just broadband adoption.
‘Broadband Census for America’ United Scholars and State Officials
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
September 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2009 – From the beginning, BroadbandCensus.com has aimed at providing academics, consumers, government officials and industry with the high-quality data needed about the state of broadband throughout the country.
TPRC Panelists Agree on Need for Better Broadband Data
September 26th, 2009
ARLINGTON, Va., September 25, 2009 – In a panel about the socio-economic impacts of broadband, panelists all agreed that the overwhelming limiting factor in proving the benefits to broadband was the lack of solid broadband data.
BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing
September 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 22, 2009 – Public and transparent broadband data has now been elevated to the level of a fundamental principle, at least in the Monday speech by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. But it’s worth reflecting on the time – not so long ago – when the quest to collect this kind of broadband data was an unrealized vision at the losing end of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
BroadbandCensus.com: Leading the Charge for Public and Transparent Data
September 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 21, 2009 – Broadband data is important for the future of our country – and public and transparent broadband data is even more important. Today, at this moment, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is making a speech in which he is highlighting the vital principle of public and transparent broadband data.