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20th globally, average US broadband speed 11.7 Mbps

Akamai Technologies’ Second Quarter 2015 State of the Internet Report found that the average broadband speed across the United States is 11.7 Mbps, making the US the 20th in the world. Read More »

FCC map illustrates connections between broadband and health

The interactive map, which provides a high-level overview of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity, and health, is already showing some interesting findings, including relationships between illness and information. Read More »

Study: 360,000 new broadband subscriptions in 2Q 2015

A Leichtman Research Group study found that in the second quarter of 2015 the country’s largest cable and telephone companies added 360,000 new high-speed Internet subscriptions. The total broadband subscriptions is now almost 88.9 million. Read More »

Pew study: Internet use gaps remain

A Pew Research Center study on American Internet adoption since 2000 found that although differences in adoption have closed, gaps still remain. Read More »

Consumer spending on digital content will continue increasing

A new report projects consumer spending on broadband and digital content to top more than $220 billion by the end of this year. Read More »

Netflix increases its share of Internet traffic to 37%

Netflix now accounts for 37 percent of total Internet traffic. It's taking over the Internet. Read More »

More than 1 million new broadband subscribers added in 2015

The country's largest cable and telephone companies gained almost 1.2 million new high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of 2015. Read More »

Poverty worsens age-based digital disparity

A study published at the Benton Foundation finds a strong relationship between age, Internet use, and socioeconomic status. Read More »

Pew study details “homework gap”

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly 1/3 of low-income households with children do not have access to high-speed Internet. Read More »

Internet speeds at US libraries reveals good and bad news

According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC." Read More »

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