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.

Report on Alleged Multiple Distributed Denial-Of-Service Attacks involving the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System

On May 7, 2017, the Home Box Office (HBO) program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” aired a segment in which the host John Oliver discussed the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” (RIF) proceeding and encouraged vie

CBO Scores ACCESS BROADBAND Act

The ACCESS BROADBAND Act (H.R.

Obtaining indirect internet access: An examination how reasons for internet non-use relate to proxy internet use

As participation in society becomes largely dependent on use of internet-enabled technologies, internet non-users may seek alternative ways of using the internet.

Broadband internet, digital temptations, and sleep

A study of the causal effects of access to high-speed Internet on sleep. Playing video games, using PC or smartphones, watching TV or movies are correlated with shorter sleep duration.

Tier Flattening: AT&T and Verizon Home Customers Pay a High Price for Slow Internet

In recent years AT&T and Verizon have eliminated their cheaper rate tiers for low and mid-speed Internet access, except at the very slowest levels.

Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable & Telecom

For years, national cable and telecom companies have complained that they work in a tough industry because “

Moderates in Congress go local on Facebook more than the most ideological members

While highly ideological members of Congress tend to use their Facebook posts to criticize political opponents and support their allies, moderate lawmakers are more likely to concentrate on local issues in their outreach on the platform. For the a

Gallup/Knight Find Troubling Trend in Media Trust

Recent research from Gallup and Knight Foundation investigated how the use of opinion- or behavior-based metrics influenced study participants’ level of trust in the media.  Each participant was randomly assigned to an experimental group that view