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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 »

FCC Report: Cable subscriptions decrease as prices rise

Last week the Federal Communications Commission released its annual report on video competition. The report highlighted some fascinating developments. Read More »

It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

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 »

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