NTIA releases report “Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience”
This report, based on data from the Census Bureau’s July 2011 Current Population Survey (“CPS”) Computer and Internet Use Supplement, updates and substantially expands on the previous study in this series, Exploring the Digital Nation: Computer and Internet Use at Home, issued in 2011.
CPUC Unveils Mobile Speed Test Application; Begins Round of Broadband Testing Throughout State
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) this week announced a two-pronged approach towards greatly improving the understanding of mobile data service capabilities throughout the state: a mobile speed test application for Android phones and mobile broadband testing of the networks of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. This marks the first time the public and state officials will have access to such extensive information, generally only known by the companies themselves.
- Minorities, Mobile Broadband, and the Management of Chronic Diseases
This short paper gives an overview of the potential of mobile technology in health care delivery and includes research by the Pew Foundation on the differences in mobile data usage between White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic (English speaking) users. It also makes eight policy recommendations including increasing the number of primary care physicians, reducing regulatory barriers that may prevent innovation in mobile device based health care, and creating incentives for physicians to adopt mobile devices for health care services.
- Rapid Smartphone Adoption’s Effect on the Digital Divide
This paper by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies asks if the leveling off of home broadband, combined with the rapid increase in smartphone adoption, represents a substitution effect. This paper draws on data from a statewide telephone survey of Illinois residents fielded in February-March of 2012.
California Broadband Council