Analysis: A digital divide with dire consequences for Texas

The following was published in the Texas Tribune on April 1, 2020 by Ross Ramsey  The new coronavirus has forced Texans online for education, commerce, work and entertainment. But a third of the state’s residents don’t have broadband in their homes. When Anderson County told residents not to assemble in groups with more than 10 people, officials got some pushback from churches. …

U.S. Census Shares New Broadband Adoption Data

Bowling Green, KY. (October 4, 2019) –Last week, the United States Census Bureau released new findingsfrom the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), including updates about broadband adoption in the country. While this figure remains largely unchanged, this new ACS data highlights the growing prevalence of smartphones in American households. Nearly 103 million U.S. households had smartphones in 2018, representing 84 …