Broadband Research Base

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The National Digital Inclusion Alliance and the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program have partnered to create the Broadband Research Base, a searchable collection of reports, studies and journal articles that address the impact of broadband and digital inclusion on community and individual well-being. Has anybody studied the impact of broadband availability, speed or adoption on local economic growth? On K-12 education? On health care? On civic or social engagement?  How important is digital literacy for local business and jobs, or for maintaining older citizens’ connection to friends and community?

The Broadband Research Base currently includes more than seventy references. You can search for an entry by title, by keyword, by broad category (e.g. “Economy”) or more specific subcategory (e.g. “Migration”), by geographic focus, or by one of several “digital inclusion tags” (broadband availability, broadband adoption, broadband speed, broadband affordability, digital literacy). Every reference includes a link to the publication itself.

[Content submissions welcome. Recommendations for edits to tags should be emailed to [email protected]]


Broadband Research Base