Cyber Monday Shopping is Made Easy with Broadband

Cyber Monday is upon us and many Americans are likely to be surfing and clicking for deals. For example: For more than half of the households surveyed in Connected Nation’s 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, Cyber Monday may be one of the many reasons residents choose to hop online to make purchases. In a survey of more than 15,600 households across …

Broadband Lets You Take Advantage of the Holiday Sales Without Leaving Your Home

Why stand in line when you can shop online? For more than half of the households surveyed in Connected Nation’s 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, shopping online may be the way to go to avoid the long lines on Black Friday. In a survey of more than15,600 households across the nation, 54% report that they use their broadband connection to shop …

Connected Nation Celebrates GIS Day

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is a perhaps not well known but growing celebration of a technology with global significance. Events marking the day are scheduled across the country, from open houses hosted by university geography departments to school presentations, workshops, and technology demonstrations. One of the national leaders in using GIS in innovative ways is located in Kentucky in …

The Michigan Public Service Commission receives an overview of the state’s Residential Technology Assessment

The three commissioners of Michigan Public Service Commission met on November 4 and Cassie Ruhlman, Stakeholder Relations Manager for Connected Nation, was there to provide a program review, research results, and a planning update for the Connect Michigan initiative. Her meeting with the Commissioners comes about a month after Connect Michigan’s recent award of approximately $3 million, under the federal …

New Commerce Report Goes Deeper Into the Issues of Broadband Adoption

By: Christopher R. McGovern, Manager, Research Development, Connected Nation On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Economics and Statistics Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce released a new study titled Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States. This study is interesting on a number of levels. First, …

Connect South Carolina Releases State’s First Residential Technology Assessment

Survey of South Carolina Households Demonstrates Need to Improve Adoption and Use of Broadband among Minority, Low-Income, and Rural PopulationsColumbia, SC — Connect South Carolina has released the South Carolina 2010 Residential Technology Assessment, which presents the results of a survey of South Carolina households on their use of broadband and information technology. The survey shows that in many areas, …

Report: Broadband usage growing in US; PR lags

From The Associated Press/CB Online Staff via Caribbean Business News: The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socioeconomic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold from 2001 to 2009.Link to full story