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Senate Hearing Explores Closing the Digital Divide

October 28, 2013

The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet will hold a hearing tomorrow on broadband adoption, titled “Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile.” While a number of things are sure to be discussed, the most important will be how the U.S. can overcome existing challenges and ensure that…

Broadband & Internet

#BroadData Celebrates Labor Day

@johnsolit

August 27, 2013

Happy Labor Day from NCTA! For this week’s #BroadData, while you’re out celebrating the Labor Day holiday, take a moment to remember all the labor that it took to bring broadband Internet to 93% of American households. The cable industry has effectively invested $200 billion since 1996 in order reach that 93% and continues its…

Broadband AdoptionCable Innovation

Broadband is Everywhere and Yet Some Say "Bad News!"

July 9, 2013

The build-out of a national broadband infrastructure across 93 percent of America is among the most important U.S. technology accomplishments in recent history.  Just consider the sheer size of the U.S., spanning some 3.8 million square miles across farm fields, massive cities, mountain ranges and vast spaces. A recent White House report, Four Years of…

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Cox and Connect2Compete Closing the Digital Divide

@johnsolit

April 24, 2013

Broadband has become a critical resource for getting an education at almost any level, finding a job, starting a business and many other societally important activities. Ninety percent of higher-income families have the advantage of having broadband in the home and they use it daily as a resource for information, education, and entertainment. But according…

Broadband Adoption

ITIF Report Offers a More Accurate Assessment of US Broadband

February 12, 2013

According to a report released today by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) the United States has “made rapid progress in broadband deployment, performance, and price as well as adoption.” The report offers a comprehensive view of both wired and wireless networks based on: Deployment (the geographic reach of broadband networks) Adoption (the number…

Broadband Adoption

Have Broadband, Will Study

October 19, 2012

Lisa Maxwell remembers when pencils, textbooks and a calculator were just about the only requisites students needed to get homework done. But Maxwell, who is Executive Director of the non-profit Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon (BGCCO), says success in and outside the classroom now depends on a new tool of student achievement: broadband…

Broadband Adoption

Calling on Broadband Ambassadors

October 19, 2012

As of April 2012, 66 percent of U.S. adults had Internet access from home via a high-speed broadband connection, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Compared with only 11 percent ten years earlier, it’s a huge leap forward. The statistical flipside, though, is that roughly one-third of U.S. families still lack this…