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Digital divide persists, according to new survey

60 percent of American adults subscribe to broadband at home, says a new survey from the Pew Research Centers Internet and American Life Project. This figure is down from 63 percent in the April 2009 survey. Read More »

Latest OECD statistics show U.S. still ranks 15th in broadband adoption, 6th in fiber penetration

A report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows the U.S. with 26.7 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, or fifteenth among the thirty OECD member nations. Read More »

Six more states receive funds for broadband mapping

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its second round of grant awards for broadband mapping programs in Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. Read More »

CITI report: $182 billion private broadband investment projected through 2015

A new report on broadband investments estimates telecom industry capital investment at $69 billion in 2008 and $60 billion in 2009. About half that amount -- about $30 billion annually -- was spent on broadband infrastructure. Read More »

Broadband plan considers bridging the digital gap

The persistent divide between those who enjoy high speed Internet at home and those who do not is increasingly problematic, according to a report from the US Broadband Coalition. The report, "Bridging the Gap," details specific recommendations to increase broadband adoption and use. Read More »

Report: A minority of US homes will have high-performance broadband in 2015

The Fiber-to-the-Home Council released a report that evaluated the nation’s current and future broadband capabilities and the benefits of maintaining networks to meet those future needs. Read More »

Announcement of first round broadband funding awards delayed

The announcement of the winning applicants for the first round of broadband stimulus funds has been pushed back to December. Read More »

Colorado joins several other states in the quest to shrink the digital divide

Colorado launched a website to gather public input to measure and map the penetration saturation of high-speed Internet throughout the state. The state government and the non-profit organization and Speed Matters partner, Connected Nation, collaborated to develop the website - http://www.connectcolorado.org. Read More »

All fifty states apply for broadband grant program

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) received applications from 50 states, 5 territories and the District of Columbia for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. Read More »

CWA advocates for broadband plan benchmarks

Last week, CWA submitted comments to the FCC with regards to benchmarks and definitions for the national broadband initiative. CWA made the case for measuring actual speeds instead of advertised speeds and for setting benchmarks of 10mbps download and 1mbps upload speed. Read More »

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