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Universal Broadband: Access, Adoption and Use

For nearly 35 years, the Benton Foundation has been committed to promoting policy solutions to make sure all Americans have equitable and affordable access to information infrastructure (notably to broadband Internet service) and to information and knowledge essential to community and individual development. We have reached a time in the United States where some segments of the population have reached near-100 percent broadband adoption rates. For these populations, market forces can be sufficient to get us to our goal of universal adoption. But there are nagging, persistent divides in adoption rates. To reach universal adoption and realize a truly inclusive digital society, we must understand why market forces are not enough to connect everyone and we must seek solutions that close the digital divides.

Here's the latest research on broadband adoption:

And don't forget these reports on broadband deployment and access:

And the latest on how broadband is being used for the public interest: