Adoption

Closing the digital and economic divides in rural America

This photo essay confirms that rural areas like Staunton (VA) are in critical need of high-speed broadband networks for economic and talent development, especially as access to technology has become the lever to avert the expected outcomes of pove

Michigan Broadband Roadmap: Lots of Ideas for Improving Availability, Adoption

A consortium established by Gov Rick Snyder (R-MI) has come up with a wide range of recommendations for increasing broadband availability in the state, which currently ranks 30th among the 50 states in broadband availability and 34th on broadband

In Arkansas, ‘Digital Redlining’ Could Leave Thousands Without Health Care

In June, Arkansas began rolling out a controversial change to its Medicaid program.

We can't tell if we're closing the digital divide without more data

Much has been made of the digital underpinning of many of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals – gender equality, good health, quality education, industry innovation, and smart and sustainable cities – and the need to set ICT sub-targets for the

Illinois forms council to get seniors and low-income residents online

Gov Bruce Rauner (R-IL) signed into law a bill designed to increase broadband access for the state's growing, but less-connected older population.

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?