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Here you'll find convenient research items culled from the best broadband data sources. If you need to find bite-sized talking points on a tight deadline, you're in the right place. We've already done the hard part for you!

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In 200 counties (representing 1% of U.S. households), no more than 20% met that definition of high speed

According to the FCC, in 200 counties (representing 1% of U.S. households), no more than 20% met that definition of high speed, while in about half as many counties (104) with eight times the population (8% of the households), 80% had at least those speeds.

Research Area: Other

Tags: fcc, speed, high-speed, us household

John Eggerton, “FCC Reports Backs Claims Of Digital Divide.” Multichannel News, February 12, 2010.

Cable-modem service connections were up by 14% in 2008

Cable-modem service connections were up by 14% in 2008 to 41 million, according to the FCC.

Research Area: Other

Tags: fcc, connections, cable-modem

John Eggerton, “FCC Reports Backs Claims Of Digital Divide.” Multichannel News, February 12, 2010.

65 percent of all adults get broadband…49 percent of African Americans and 49 percent of Hispanics get the service

According to an FCC report, while 65 percent of all adults get broadband, 49 percent of African Americans and 49 percent of Hispanics get the service.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: digital divide, fcc, adoption, minorities, hispanics, african americans, latinos, communities of color, subscribe

Cecilia Kang, “FCC survey: people are passing on broadband because they consider it to be too expensive,” Washington Post, February 23, 2010.

6 percent of U.S. homes don’t have access to any broadband services

According to an FCC report, only 6 percent of U.S. homes don’t have access to any broadband services.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: digital divide, fcc, access, availability

Cecilia Kang, “FCC survey: people are passing on broadband because they consider it to be too expensive,” Washington Post, February 23, 2010.

About 10 percent of the American population…balk at paying $40 a month for broadband access

According to the FCC, about 10 percent of the American population is near converts, meaning they balk at paying $40 a month for broadband access and they use high-speed Internet at work for online shopping and such.

Research Area: Digital DivideNational Broadband Plan

Tags: fcc, online shopping, adoption, work, pricing

Amy Schatz, “Nearly 20% of U.S. is “Digitally Uncomfortable” or “Digitally Distant,” FCC Says.” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010.

7 percent of the American population is “digitally uncomfortable.”

According to the FCC, about 7 percent of the American population is “digitally uncomfortable.”

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: digital divide, fcc, adoption, feeling

Amy Schatz, “Nearly 20% of U.S. is “Digitally Uncomfortable” or “Digitally Distant,” FCC Says.” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010.

8 percent of the American population is “digitally hopeful.”

According to the FCC, about 8 percent of the American population is “digitally hopeful.”

Research Area: Other

Tags: fcc, adoption, universal broadband

Amy Schatz, “Nearly 20% of U.S. is “Digitally Uncomfortable” or “Digitally Distant,” FCC Says.” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010.

10% of the U.S. population is “digitally distant”

According to the FCC, about 10% of the U.S. population is “digitally distant,” including a high-proportion of Americans 63 and older.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: digital divide, fcc, digital literacy, older americans

Amy Schatz, “Nearly 20% of U.S. is “Digitally Uncomfortable” or “Digitally Distant,” FCC Says.” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010.

35% of Americans aren’t using high-speed Internet at home

About 35% of Americans aren’t using high-speed Internet at home, the FCC says.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: digital divide, fcc, adoption, adults

Amy Schatz, “Nearly 20% of U.S. is “Digitally Uncomfortable” or “Digitally Distant,” FCC Says.” Wall Street Journal, February 23, 2010.

A recent survey found that about 65% of U.S. households currently subscribe to high-speed Internet service.

Research Area: Broadband Adoption

Tags: digital divide, fcc, adoption, subscription

Amy Schatz, “FCC Outlines Some National Broadband Plan Details.” Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2010.
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