Adoption

Report Questions Economic Impact of Rural Broadband

A new report from the American Action Forum questions the economic impact of rural broadband.

Slow internet? Fast internet? You might be paying the same price

A Q&A with Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). 

Comcast Says Its Internet Essentials Has Now Helped 6 Million Low-Income Americans

Comcast has announced that its subsidized Internet program Internet Essentials has now been provided to six million low-income Americans, and that it will expand the program to nearly one million low-income military veterans.

You can build, but will they subscribe?

In 2016, 15.4 percent or 48.9 million people lived in low-adoption neighborhoods, down from almost one-fifth in 2015. However, when looking at the share of folks living in low adoption neighborhoods by rurality, interesting dynamics surface.

The Key to Government’s Digital Transformation is Data Literacy

The amount of data collected by the federal government is reaching almost unfathomable levels, which leads to a more pressing question: What good is data if you can’t mine it for gold?

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.

Charter Communications Announces Second Round Of Grant Funding From $1 Million Commitment To Spectrum Digital Education

Spectrum Digital Education is a philanthropic initiative designed to support nonprofit organizations that educate community members on the benefits of broadband and how to use it to improve their lives.

FCC Seeks Comment on NTCA Petition for Temporary Waiver from Lifeline Minimum Service Standards

The Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on the Petition for Temporary Waiver filed by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA). NTCA, on behalf of its members and similarly situated operators, requests a temporary waiver from the

The Perilous Future of Internet Access for Students of Color

As teachers increasingly integrate internet-based programs into both lesson plans and homework, the internet has become an essential tool for students.

From Availability to Accessibility: Hyper-Local Public-Private Partnerships

In 2016, Libraries Without Borders established the Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) to expand the access and accessibility of information to families waiting for their clothes to wash and dry in laundromats.