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Digital Nation Reports

NTIA analyzes broadband Internet usage in the United States based on data gained through an annual nationwide survey commissioned from the U.S. Census Bureau. In a series of "Digital Nation" reports, NTIA publishes findings on broadband adoption in America, including why people do not subscribe and which populations are lagging in usage. This research can inform efforts to close the digital divide, helping more Americans compete in the 21st century economy and improving overall quality of life. <br><br>
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New NTIA Report Explores How and Why People Connect to the Internet

June 07, 2013

In a new report released today, Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience, NTIA examines how Americans connect to the Internet and what Americans do once they get online. The report, co-authored with the Economics and Statistics Administration, confirms the dramatic growth in the number of Americans who are going online to perform important tasks like applying for jobs, looking up health information, and learning about current events.

Household Broadband Adoption Climbs to 72.4 Percent

June 6, 2013

New data collected as part of a joint project of NTIA and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) show the U.S. is making significant progress in the Obama administration’s efforts to get more Americans connected to the Internet. As of October 2012, 72.4 percent of American households (88 million households) have high-speed Internet at home – a 3.8 percentage point (5.5 percent) increase over the July 2011 figure.

Expanding broadband access and adoption is a top priority of NTIA and the Obama Administration. Since 2009, NTIA has invested about $4 billion in projects around the nation to expand access to and use of broadband. Broadband adoption is key to ensuring that all Americans can take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital economy.

Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience

June 07, 2013

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. For the first time in eight years, this study goes beyond new findings on computer and Internet adoption in the United States to also present data on Americans’ online activities – what Americans do once they connect to the Internet.

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