National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:30 to Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:30

The government is using the wrong data to make crucial decisions about the internet

High-speed internet is not really available where the government says it is.

Gauging Household Digital Readiness

While research on the impact of broadband continues to increase, a broad understanding of what being digital ready entails is missing. This study—based on a 1,214 nonrepresentative household survey weighted by income, age, and educational attainme

Libraries Evolve to Bridge Digital Divide

Income is the largest determinant of whether or not someone has access. Only 67 percent of households with less than $25,000 in income have access to a computer, and only 51.7 percent of them have access to internet.

The Racial Digital Divide Persists

In 2016, Free Press released Digital Denied, which showed that disparities in broadband adoption — commonly known

Study on Rapid Fiber Growth in North America

The Fiber Broadband Association and RVA, LLC released a new report on the rapid growth of the North American fiber broadband industry. Key findings include:

Digital Divide Among School-Age Children Narrows, but Millions Still Lack Internet Connections

America continues to make significant strides in reducing the digital divide among school-age children.

Commissioner Rosenworcel Remarks at Pew Broadband Mapping Event

According to the Federal Communications Commission’s last-published report, 24 million Americans lack access to high-speed internet service, with 19 million of them in rural areas.

Home Internet Maps: 2017 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates

A series of interactive maps to visualize home internet access, covering more than 65,000 occupied Census tracts in the fifty states and the District of Columbia. On the base maps, NDIA calculated and mapped two crucial data points from census dat

Road Map to Connecting the Under-connected: Towns and cities at core of digital inclusion policies and partnerships

In the hopes of increasing digital equity, here are some observations and suggestions for framing, enacting and collectively furthering digital inclusion policy. 1) Terminology helps frame policy. 2) Anchor policy in comprehensive frameworks.