Broadband Researchers' Data Workshop

National Telecommunications and Information Administration
June 3, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host a public meeting concerning the nature of data related to broadband Internet access and use that the agency collects, data needs of researchers, and future broadband research.

For further information regarding the meeting, contact James McConnaughey, NTIA, at (202) 482- 3161 or [email protected]

The meeting will include a discussion of the following topics, including specific areas of inquiry:
1. Internet access at home and outside the home
2. Internet use at home and outside the home
3. Computer access at home and outside the home
4. Computer use at home and outside the home
5. Key demographic variables
6. Key geographic variables
7. Non-adoption issues: Internet
8. Non-adoption issues: Computers

The meeting will also seek input on:
A. The timing ("periodicity") of future data collections.
B. The data format preferred by researchers including those for distributing broadband-related data on the Web to promote maximum transparency for researchers and the interested public.
C. An updated version of the October 2003 Current Population Survey Computer and Internet Use Supplement survey instrument http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/computer/2003/quest2003.pdf.
Specific information regarding the status of and data from specific applications for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) and the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program (State Broadband Data Program) will not be discussed at the meeting.