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Global, U.S. Internet Speeds Continue To Increase

September 25, 2015

Akamai Technologies released its “State of the Internet” report for the second quarter of 2015 this week. Here are the highlights: Global broadband speeds increased 17 percent from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015 to 5.1 megabits per second (Mbps); The average global peak speed was 32.5 Mbps, a rate …

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An End To The Digital Divide?

August 24, 2015

Has the digital divide gone the way of the rotary phone, answering machines and typewriters. If a new Associated Press poll is to be believed, it looks like it. The poll, taken in the early part of this year, surveyed Americans aged 18 to 34 (members of the so-called millennial generation) about their ability to …

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Digital Divides Are Closing

June 29, 2015

Last week, the Pew Research Center released a report Internet adoption and the digital divide. This report is the 97th the center has released on this topic. Overall, the news was pretty good. Today, 84 percent of Americans say they use the Internet, an eight-percentage point increase from just five years ago. According to Pew, …

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Broadband Deemed Affordable In 111 Countries

May 27, 2015

The International Telecommunication Union released a report this week outlining where the world is today – in 2015 – in terms of Internet access. The report “features end-2015 estimates for key telecommunication/ICT indicators, including on mobile-cellular subscriptions, Internet use, fixed and mobile broadband services, home ICT access, and more.” The data shows how far we …

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Advancing Broadband into 2015

January 5, 2015

We’re kicking off 2015 with another installment in our “Advancing Broadband” series. This series outlines recent private broadband investment news and statistics. Together these links prove there is a robust, competitive, private broadband market in the U.S.: The U.S. Commerce Department recently announced that 59 percent of Americans “can buy service of at least 100Mbps …

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AEI Study Says US Has Most Successful Broadband Policies

December 12, 2014

Take a moment and imagine using the Internet in the same way you did, say, 10 or 15 years ago. You can almost hear that irritating dial up sound, can’t you? While a very (very!) small percentage of Americans still have to suffer through that sound to get online, for the vast majority of us …

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Almost 99% of Americans Have Broadband Access, Only 72% Adopt

October 22, 2014

According to a new survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), nearly 99 percent of the U.S. population has access to fixed or wireless broadband. Telecompaper says in 2007 151 million Americans could access broadband while at least 187 million can today. Additionally, according to John Eggerton at Multichannel News, more Americans than …

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Internet Speeds Increase in Nearly Every State

October 9, 2014

Last week Akamai Technologies released it State of the Internet report for the second quarter of 2014. According to The Washington Post, the report indicated Internet speeds increased in nearly every U.S. state between the first and second quarters of this year. The average U.S. connection speed, meanwhile, was 11.4 mbps, the fastest speed in …

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White House Report: Private Sector Drives Broadband Expansion

August 4, 2014

According to the White House, “Responding to the increasing consumer demand for services accessed through broadband, the private sector has been driving important advances in infrastructure and technology.” Indeed, between 2009 and 2013, private sector companies invested $200 billion in wired and wireless broadband networks. The White House report also noted, “Just two of the …

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