Research

Millennials stand out for their technology use, but older generations also embrace digital life

Millennials have often led older Americans in their adoption and use of technology, and this largely holds true today.

What Are the Economic Effects of Municipal Broadband?

Does municipal broadband stimulate broadband adoption or employment growth? I conduct an empirical study of American towns that have built municipal networks to answer this question.

Why survey estimates of the number of Americans online don’t always agree

How many US adults use the internet? There is a lot of information available from large, high response rate federal surveys as well as from surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and other organizations.

Annual Report on the Status of Spectrum Repurposing

On October 25, 2018, President Donald J.

The persistence of broadband user behavior: Implications for universal service and competition policy

In several markets, firms compete not for consumer expenditure but consumer attention.

A Look at Broadband Access, Providers and Technology

The Federal Communications Commission publishes a bi-annual dataset based on data submitted by internet service providers using Form 477.

FCC Releases Data on Internet Access Services as of December 2017

This report summarizes information about Internet access connections in the United States as of December 31, 2017 as collected by FCC Form 477.

Pluralities in most emerging economies believe government should ensure equal internet access

Internet use is rising in emerging economies, but access to fast, reliable service remains elusive to many living in these nations.

Despite bias claims, new data shows that Facebook is still not censoring conservatives

A new 20-week Media Matters study on Facebook pages that regularly post about American political news again found that right-leaning pages and left-leaning pages have nearly identical engagement rates, while right-leaning pages on average earned m