The “homework gap” affects about 12 million children of school age across the country who lack broadband connectivity in their homes. The culprit is a combination of a lack of access to a broadband connection (especially for those in rural areas) and a lack of adoption (primarily among low-income families in more urban and suburban areas).
According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, a majority of adults under 50 say the internet has been an essential tool for them during the crisis, and 87% of all adults categorized it as essential or important.
AI companion robots have been used for years to help patients struggling with illness feel comforted when loved ones are unable to be by their side. During the coronavirus pandemic, new use cases for the robots have surfaced.
A recent survey of smartphone users in 11 countries shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers are finding information and communications technology (ICT) vital for coping with everyday life.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of broadband connectivity. IIA invites you to take a closer look at the past, present and future of broadband during a discussion between FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Bruce Mehlman, Founding Chairman of IIA and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Tech Policy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are limiting the number of visitors for newborn babies to combat the spread of coronavirus. The new SMART NICU2HOME app helps parents and babies stay connected.
USTelecom recently released data on broadband network traffic growth during the COVID-19 crisis. They show elevated levels of traffic persist when compared to the pre-crisis baseline, though overall network traffic decreased since its peak in mid-April.