Imperfect or absent data are rarely mentioned in policy discussions. Yet the communications policy debate in the United States today is inseparable from debates about the data used to make claims about policy propositions. Policymakers are beginning …
Why We Don’t Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.
Half of all Americans now have broadband at home, according to the Pew Internet Project’s September 2007 survey, marking the first time that as many as 50% of respondents say they have high-speed internet connections at home. This milestone in broad…
Parent and Teen Internet Use
Parents view the internet less favorably than in 2004, yet are still engaged with their children’s media consumption. Teens are more likely than their parents to say tech devices are helpful.
How the Other Half Goes Online
How 19th century institutions are adapting to their cities’ 21st century needs.
Closing the Broadband Divide
When you look at the data on Americans without broadband at home, it suggests it will take time to get these holdouts off the digital sidelines.
New fireworks with China’s internet population
New fireworks with China’s internet population.
Bloggers and Reporters on China’s Internet Population
From blogs on world health care to public radio’s The World, there were many interpretations of last week’s report on China’s internet population.
Broadband Adopton: Trends & Consequences
This presentation contains charts on trends in home broadband adoption, focusing on the 2005 to 2007 timeframe.
Home Broadband Adoption 2007
47% of adults have high-speed internet connections at home as of early March 2007, up five percentage points from a year earlier.
Broadband, Cell Phones, and the Continuing Reality of the Grey Gap
Older adults are still the least likely group to have basic internet access and broadband access at home. However, information specialists can design outreach plans that are targeted at certain groups dominated by people age 50+.