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Facts tagged with Technology

More than Half of Physicians Still Do Not Use Telemedicine Today

55 percent of physicians report that they do not use telemedicine at all today.

Research Area: Health Care

Tags: rural, health care, telemedicine, technology, telehealth

“Modernizing Rural Health Care: Coverage, Quality and Innovation”

Households with incomes over $150,000 use e-mail 30 percent more than all other households.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: internet, technology, email

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

Low-income households display low ownership of internet-ready devices, including laptops which exhibit 38 percent ownership compared to the 79 percent of high-income households that own a laptop.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: internet, technology, gadgets

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

High-income households access online news at a rate of 80 percent compared to lower-income households at 60 percent.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: internet, technology, news

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

Higher-income households have the highest participation rate in online activities including email (93 percent), online news (80 percent), bill pay (71 percent) and online product research (88 percent).

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: other, internet, technology, consumers, news

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

Over 79 percent of those living in higher-income households own laptops, compared with 47 percent of those living in less well-off homes.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: internet, technology

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

Over 95 percent of those in households earning over $75,000 use the Internet and cell phones compared with 70 percent of those living in households earning less than $75,000.

Research Area: Digital Divide

Tags: internet, technology, income

“Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households”

Shocks to Communication Industry Creates Job Loss

Using an econometric model, a study found that there is an equilibrium relationship between investments and Information sector jobs. When an external shock (such as regulation) disrupts this balance, adjustment in investment and jobs will occur. Subsequently, there is potential for investment decreases which lead to job decreases.

Research Area: Investment & Jobs

Tags: economy, investment, jobs, technology

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Communications Policy and Employment Effects in the Information Sector.

Depending on the type of technology deployed an additional $63.6 billion of capital expenditures on broadband networks would occasion between 61,000 and 140,000 jobs.

Research Area: Investment & Jobs

Tags: investment, jobs, technology, infrastructure, job growth, capital expenditures

The Internet Ecosystem: Employment Impacts of National Broadband Policy, Larry F. Darby, Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr. and Stephen B. Pociask, American Consumer Institute

Next generation satellite will be rolling out in 2011 and will provide approximately 3 Mbps for prices now charged for 600 kbps.

Research Area: Telework

Tags: telework, technology, satellite

BB4US.net, “Report of the US Broadband Coalition on a National Broadband Strategy,” US Broadband Coalition. September 24, 2009
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