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Advanced age + low income and lack of education = offline

Two Benton Foundation authors combined 2014 Pew Internet survey data on age, income and education to closely examine Internet use among seniors. Read More »

Apple’s mixed labor record

Recently, Apple released its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it reveals a major problem with coerced or 'bonded' labor. Read More »

Municipal networks will not wire U.S. for broadband

All communities need high-speed networks, but what’s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work. Read More »

Cable price rise is less where competition exists

According to a new FCC report on cable charges, "The price per channel is 14.7 percent lower in effective competition communities than in communities without a finding of effective competition... ” Read More »

The more Internet speed, the fewer choices among ISPs

A new Commerce Department report found that the faster the Internet service, the less chance of competition -- and a greater chance of higher prices. Read More »

Now to complete the promise of Lifeline

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband. Read More »

World Internet growth continues unabated

The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual report says, “... by the 
end 2014, almost 3 billion people will be using the Internet, up from 2.7 billion at end
 2013.” Read More »

Overall, high-tech women report lower earnings, less job satisfaction

According to a new report from Glassdoor, a women’s hiring website, “At most of these [high-tech] companies, men report earning a higher base salary than women for the same role..." Read More »

78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

Telephone as communications anchor

According to a new study by John Horrigan, the introduction of cellular hasn't eliminated either the need or desire for universal service, reliability, and connection quality. Read More »

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