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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

The survey, conducted by Pew in April, found that 63 percent of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15 percent increase over the year previous, in which was 55 percent of adult Americans.

“Broadband adoption appears to have been largely immune to the effects of the current economic recession,” said John Horrigan, Associate Director of Research, in the report. “In the April survey, more than twice as many respondents said they had cut back or cancelled a cell phone plan or cable TV service than said the same about their internet service.”

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Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed, are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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Libraries Can Be a Resource for Algorithm Governance and Data Technology 

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

The survey, conducted by Pew in April, found that 63 percent of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15 percent increase over the year previous, in which was 55 percent of adult Americans.

“Broadband adoption appears to have been largely immune to the effects of the current economic recession,” said John Horrigan, Associate Director of Research, in the report. “In the April survey, more than twice as many respondents said they had cut back or cancelled a cell phone plan or cable TV service than said the same about their internet service.”

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Report Highlights Importance Of Satellite Technologies, Secure Data and Communications

The report on new technologies and data lays out importance of data security and satellite communications.

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

The survey, conducted by Pew in April, found that 63 percent of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15 percent increase over the year previous, in which was 55 percent of adult Americans.

“Broadband adoption appears to have been largely immune to the effects of the current economic recession,” said John Horrigan, Associate Director of Research, in the report. “In the April survey, more than twice as many respondents said they had cut back or cancelled a cell phone plan or cable TV service than said the same about their internet service.”

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FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Funds Ineligible for School and Library Self-Provisioned Networks

The FCC’s May 10 order said schools and libraries could not use connectivity funds to build self-provisioned networks.

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise.

The survey, conducted by Pew in April, found that 63 percent of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15 percent increase over the year previous, in which was 55 percent of adult Americans.

“Broadband adoption appears to have been largely immune to the effects of the current economic recession,” said John Horrigan, Associate Director of Research, in the report. “In the April survey, more than twice as many respondents said they had cut back or cancelled a cell phone plan or cable TV service than said the same about their internet service.”

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