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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.

NTIA’s State Broadband Initiative and the Illinois Broadband Map

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, NTIA May 4th, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, May 4, 2011 – Later today, at 2 p.m. CT, the Partnership for a Connected Illinois will kick off our “Wednesday Webinar” series, beginning with a discussion about the Illinois Broadband Map. Registration for this event is free.

PCI feels so passionately about the Illinois Broadband Map because data and information should be central to helping promote sound policies, and because evidence suggests that broadband is a key driver of job creation and economic activity.

Broadband Illinois Launches New Web Site Promoting Tools, Research and Opportunity

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan February 17th, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, February 17, 2011 – Illinois residents can now discover who offers high-speed internet service in their neighborhood with a single mouse click or touch on a smart phone.

They do this by visiting http://broadbandillinois.org, a new site launched Thursday by the Partnership for a Connected Illinois (or Broadband Illinois), a non-profit group based in Springfield.

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