The Substantial Consumer Benefits of Broadband Connectivity for US Households
A new study from Jonathan Orszag, Mark Dutz and Robert Willig finds that American consumers receive more than $30 billion in benefits each year from using broadband at home.
Fighting the Next Good Fight
Sometime in June we’ll see the start of a nationwide mad dash for $7.2
billion that is the down payment on a U.S. national broadband strategy.
Expect this to be a highly competitive process.
IIA Broadband Stimulus Overview
Over $7 billion has been earmarked for broadband expansion in the federal economic stimulus. The top priority for stimulus investments should be deployment of broadband to unserved areas.
FCC NOI - A National Broadband Plan for Our Future
The FCC Notice of Inquiry seeks comment to inform the development of a national broadband plan for our country. Its focus is to enable the build-out and utilization of high-speed broadband infrastructure.
Advancing Healthcare Through Broadband: Opening Up a World of Possibilities
A White Paper for the Internet Innovation Alliance
By Neal Neuberger, CISSP
President, Health Tech Strategies, LLC
As the United States works to improve the quality of and access to its health care system, it is increasingly clear that expanded broadband service can enable improved care at a reduced cost for more people.
Among the most advanced initiatives using broadband to improve health care is enhanced medical recordkeeping that knits together electronic databases, giving patients and authorized providers instant and centralized access to information such as health histories, treatment regimens and medical images.
Transforming the Fight Against Poverty: The Internet & Anti-Poverty Strategies
Ever since the beginning of the Internet revolution, people have spoken of the “digital divide” between the Internet “haves” and “have-nots.” While access toinformation technology is still a compelling part of any anti-poverty strategy here in the U.S. and in much of the world, decreasing information technology costs have broadened access to previously underserved populations both here and in many…
National Leaders Must Tap Internet To Fight Poverty In The U.S.
Taking Government Run Programs Online Can Save Billions and Multiply Number Aided Shows New Paper from Harvard Professor Elaine C. Kamarck, PhD WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 11, 2008 – The Internet will be the catalyst for advancement of programs promoting social justice over the next decade, according to new research from Harvard Professor Elaine…
Home Broadband Adoption 2008
The Pew Internet Project released their latest study “Home Broadband Adoption 2008.” Among the key finding were:
In the spring of 2007, 47% of Americans had broadband at home.
In the past year, there has been no growth in home broadband adoption among low-income Americans.
Broadband users are starting to pay more if they want more speed; 29% of home broadband users say they pay extra for a premium service that offers more speed.
The full study is available at http://www.pewinternet.org.
The Broadband Efficiency Index: What Really Drives Broadband Adoption Across the OECD?
A new analysis by the Phoenix Center shows that the United States is adopting broadband technology at the same pace as most other industrialized countries, once demographic and economic differences are taken into account.
Telework In The Information Age
Building a More Flexible Workforce and a Cleaner Environment
By the American Electronics Association
Deployment of Broadband to Rural America
An Evaluation of Current Broadband Services To Rural Americans and The Impact of Internet Public Policy On Broadband Deployment.
The Economic Impact of Stimulating Broadband Nationally
“The Economic Impact of Stimulating Broadband Nationally” details the potential state-by-state impact of legislation to accelerate broadband access and use. The report’s findings suggest that the U.S. could realize an economic impact of $134 billion annually by accelerating broadband availability and use across all states. The map above shows the potential for broadband that exists in every U.S…
ACI: Broadband Environmental Benefits
People around the world are becoming more and more aware of and concerned about changes in the atmosphere due to extreme weather events, melting glaciers, and changing ecosystems. As the Washington Post noted in a special report about global warming and climate change, “broad scientific evidence suggests that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions have already triggered changes in the E…
CEA: Benefits of Telecommuting and e-Commerce
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) contracted TIAX LLC to investigate the impact of telecommuting and e-commerce on U.S. energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and liquid fuel consumption.
Environmental Benefits of Video Telework for Individuals, Companies, and Communities
Organizations around the world are becoming more environmentally conscious. This has come about for a number of reasons, including government regulation and incentives, initiatives to improve quality of life for employees, and customer demand. Whatever the motivation, the reduction of pollutants introduced into the ecosystem would be welcomed by all. This is especially true when reducing pollutant…
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