NTIA Survey

In Nov 2019, across all fifty states and the District of Columbia, Census interviewers talked to 52,000 households for this comprehensive survey, which collects data every two years on who goes online, what computing devices and technologies people use, and what challenges prevent some Americans from taking full advantage of the digital age. This latest NTIA Internet […]

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Egypt Escalates Pressure on Last Major Independent News Site

Security forces raided the publication’s office, detaining three editors, the day after arresting another editor. By Nada Rashwan CAIRO — Egyptian security forces on Sunday escalated their pressure on the last major independent news outlet in the country, raiding its offices and temporarily detaining three top editors. Another editor of the publication, Mada Masr, had been arrested […]

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This national broadband map is our attempt to provide the most accurate, up-to-date map of availability and speeds and the first to provide a national view of pricing down to the census block. See where this data comes from and the challenges underpinning accurate broadband maps. See our guide to national broadband funding and read our FAQ. Read about BroadbandNow’s mission. HOW TO USE THE MAP: Pan and […]

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These Cities Have the Fastest, Slowest Internet in Rural America

The Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia.boasts the fastest internet of any rural US city while Newcastle, California has the slowest, according to ByAngela Moscaritolo October 1, 2019 5:00AM EST Clocking an average speed of 113.6 Megabits per second (Mbps), the Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia. boasts the fastest internet of any rural city in […]

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Inside The Movement To Improve Access To High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

September 30, 20195:02 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered PAUL FLAHIVE FROM Broadband Internet is a fact of life for most Americans. But 21 million people do not have access to high-speed connections at all. In rural areas, there’s a move to improve the situation. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: It’s time now for All Tech Considered. (SOUNDBITE […]


Ecosystems for Social Impact: Complex software solutions in global development

Seminar Room – 12th Floor Today, 50% of the world’s population is still not connected to the Internet. Conversely, data, data processing (artificial intelligence), storage, decentralized networks, blockchain, etc…) and connectivity are all becoming essential in global development.  How do we navigate and design digital solutions in places lacking connectivity and ICT infrastructure? How do […]

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Broadband Competition

Doug Brake and Robert D. Atkinson September 3, 2019Policymakers should enable entry into the broadband market, but avoid undermining the dynamism of the sector by actively promoting additional competitors. Introduction How to Think About Competition The Two Models for Broadband Competition Municipal Broadband Intermodal and Cross-Platform Competition Net Neutrality and Competition Conclusion Endnotes INTRODUCTION Competition is a […]


How are households actually using internet connectivity, and why does it matter?

More than a hundred million US households have fixed-line broadband access, generating tens of billions of dollars in yearly access charges, but there is surprisingly little reliable knowledge about online user behavior. Nonetheless, copious amounts of attention — not to mention subsidies and other government resources — are applied to Universal Service policies and other […]