Research

The Cost of Connectivity in Ammon, Idaho

Municipal broadband networks can have a positive impact on their communities.

CBO Scores the Broadband DATA Act

The Broadband DATA Act (HR 4229) would require the Federal Communications Commission to collect detailed data twice a year on the availability of broadband Internet access services.

NIST Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management

To help organizations balance building innovative products and services that use personal data while still protecting people’s privacy, NIST is offering a new tool for managing privacy risk.

Do You Pay Too Much for Internet Service? See How Your Bill Compares.

Americans in low-income neighborhoods and rural areas get slower broadband speeds even though they generally pay similar monthly prices as their counterparts in wealthy and urban areas.

The Decade in Broadband: 2020 Statistics & Predictions

A data-driven series examining the state of broadband deployment in the US throughout the 2010’s, as well as a look ahead to where and how advanced deployment technologies will affect our progress looking out to the next decade.

Demand for Broadband in Rural Areas: Implications for Universal Access

As of 2019, over 20 million Americans—predominantly those living in rural areas—lacked access to high-speed broadband service according to the Federal Communications Commission.

The Internet Master Plan

Today, there is a large digital divide in New York City. The majority of New Yorkers use a mobile connection and a home connection, and they increasingly need both to make full use of the internet.

10 tech-related trends that shaped the decade

  1. Social media sites have emerged as a go-to platform for connecting with others, finding news and engaging politically. 

From smartphones to social media, tech use has become the norm in the last decade

As of 2019, nine-in-ten U.S. adults say they go online, 81% say they own a smartphone and 72% say they use social media.

CBO Scores Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019

The Network Security Information Sharing Act (HR 4461) would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to mitigate cybersecurity threats to suppliers of telecommunications services and equipment.