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Archive for the ‘Broadband’ Category

Connecting North Carolina: State Broadband Plan

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Figure 1. Broadband Deployment Rate Compared to Other States

BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE OFFICE
…broadband’s benefits are not evenly dispersed and a digital divide, or “a gulf between those who have ready access to the internet and computers,” and those that don’t, is growing. Many communities, typically in sparsely populated or economically-distressed areas lack access to infrastructure or affordable service. Additionally, broadband adoption—the proportion of citizens subscribing to internet service—is low in NC given the rate of broadband availability in the state and contributes to the widening digital divide. This divide, new technologies, user demand, and greater reliance on internet access, necessitates ongoing infrastructure upgrades within our state.

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Digital Infrastructure

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Table 1: Typology of Transportation Infrastructure

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOUNDATION (ITIF)
Infrastructure has always been important to nations’ economic growth and success, but the infrastructure needed for today’s economy is rapidly changing with advances in information and communications technology (ICT). This new infrastructure—some of it hybrid infrastructure that integrates both physical and digital aspects, some of it pure digital infrastructure—is critical to delivering the next wave of innovation and economic growth to all but the very poorest of nations.

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Broadband Adoption Rates and Gaps in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Figure 1. Broadband adoption rates by different demographic and economic indicators, United States, 2014

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
METROPOLITAN POLICY PROGRAM
There is no question that the Internet is a huge boon to the economy and society, but maximizing its potential is only possible if all individuals are online. As a result, it is critical that policymakers closely track broadband adoption rates: the share of households with a DSL, cable, fiber optic, mobile broadband, satellite, or fixed wireless subscription.

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Information Technology And Physical Mobility

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Figure 1. Individuals Using the Internet in Developed and Developing Countries (Total and Percentage, 2005–2014)

INSTITUTE FOR MOBILITY RESEARCH
This study was designed to investigate the impacts on personal mobility that are attributable to people incorporating ICT into their lifestyles. We recognised the need for a holistic approach, drawing on the respective strengths of both qualitative and quantitative methods. We also recognised the need to take into account various contextual factors, such as the affluence of societies, the availability and quality of transport and ICT infrastructures, and attitudinal and cultural factors, which can all play an important part in shaping ICT/ physical mobility relationships.

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InterTubes: A Study of the US Long-haul Fiber-optic Infrastructure

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Figure 1: Location of physical conduits for networks considered in the continental United States

ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY
The complexity and enormous costs of installing new long-haul fiber-optic infrastructure has led to a significant amount of infrastructure sharing in previously installed conduits. In this paper, we study the characteristics and implications of infrastructure sharing by analyzing the long-haul fiber-optic network in the US.

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Bringing Campus-Wide WiFi to Hawaii Schools

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Bringing Campus-Wide WiFi to Hawaii Schools

In 2014, the Hawaii State Department of Education developed its Converged Infrastructure Initiative to deliver campus-wide WiFi to all schools. This was an undertaking by the Hawaii DOE’s Office of Information Technology Services and Office of School Facilities and Support Services. The initiative would affect 255 schools and more than 170,000 students.

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Communications Infrastructure: Enabling the Clean Energy Economy

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Communications Infrastructure - BlueGreen Alliance Infographic

BLUEGREEN ALLIANCE

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Infographic: The Carbon Footprint of the Internet

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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With 2.5 billion people connected to the Internet worldwide, the Internet’s energy and carbon footprint are estimated to exceed air travel. From manufacturing and shipping of computers to data use—the Internet is less green than you’d think. Learn about how the Internet is impacting the environment and what you can do to lessen it’s harmful effects.

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21st Century Infrastructure: Keeping California Connected, Powered, and Competitive

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
The Connected Landscape

BAY AREA COUNCIL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE Executive Summary Recent advances in energy and communications technologies have outpaced anything the human race has seen since either the invention of the telegraph or the discovery of alternating current. Many of these advances have enabled technologies that were once the realm of science fiction—driverless cars, implanted medical devices, and […]

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Placer County, CA: Expanding with Broadband

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Placer County, CA: Expanding with Broadband

Rural Sheridan Elementary School had an extremely slow internet connection which inhibited learning. So they collaborated with Placer County to do something about it and – what a difference some megs make! Watch the video for the amazing results!

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