Research

To and Through Anchors: A Strategy to Connect Rural Communities

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition released a new cost study and broadband strategy focused on rural broadband deployment. The cost study estimates that it will cost less than $20 billion to connect all unserved schools, libra

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Network neutrality regulations underpin the digital lives of many Americans, yet it is challenging to survey the public on such an inherently complex and technical subject.

The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

A growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans.

Rural Communities Losing $68 Billion in Economic Value Due to Digital Divide, New NRECA Study Finds

The lack of broadband access for 6.3 million electric co-op households results in more than $68 billion in lost economic value, according to new research by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Indicators of News Media Trust: A Gallup/Knight Foundation Survey

In this report, part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Trust, Media and Democracy initiative, Gallup asked a representative sample of U.S. adults to discuss key factors that make them trust, or not trust, news media organizations.

Boxed In 2017-18: Women On Screen and Behind the Scenes in Television

In 2017-18, the percentages of female characters on screen and women working in key roles behind the scenes declined on television.

About a quarter of rural Americans say access to high-speed internet is a major problem

Fast, reliable internet service has become essential for everything from getting news to finding a job.

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2018

About two-thirds of American adults (68%) say they at least occasionally get news on social media, about the same share as at this time in 2017, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences

This survey is the second wave of an ongoing study tracking social media use among American teenagers: how often they use social media such as Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook; their attitudes about social media’s role in their lives; experiences

Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

In a paper commissioned by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom, the authors examine communications networks, road networks, and electric power networks as three key network infrastructure industries; and the resulting vulnerabilit