[NA-Discuss] [Northamerica-chapters] Brookings: Broadband Adoption Rates and Gaps in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 22:14:57 UTC 2015

Thanks  Joly
The study identify that  plus 65 and Black Americans are the  two groups
have  negative growth rates
Attached  screen capture

Also this report

*Pew Research Center survey statistics on broadband adoption,  Oct

Attached  screen capture
This  chart  includes  the rural rates in the US      60 per cent  rural

No stats on Native  Americans


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On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 3:27 PM, Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com> wrote:

>> http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2015/12/07-broadband/Broadband-Tomer-Kane-12315.pdf
> ​Until now, public, private, and civic leaders have frequently
> concentrated on broadband adoption at a national or international scale,
> looking at how rates vary across large segments of the population.5
> However, new survey questions from the U.S. Census Bureau enable analysis
> at the metropolitan scale, creating new ways to measure and understand
> where America falls short in getting people online. This subnational
> approach is especially important because local and state governments play a
> lead role in guiding Internet policy, including infrastructure deployment,
> public outreach, skills development, and affordability programs.6 This
> brief uses 2013 and 2014 American Community Survey data to track current
> and changing broadband adoption rates at the metropolitan scale, while
> using a combination of other Census and Internet speed data to model what
> factors affect metropolitan adoption rates. In turn, the results of this
> analysis have clear implications for efforts to address the significant
> gaps in American Internet adoption.
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