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Computer and Internet Use in the United States

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Figure 3. Percentage of Households by Type of Internet Subscription: 2013

UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU
As part of the 2008 Broadband Data Improvement Act, the U.S. Census Bureau began asking about computer and Internet use in the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS). Federal agencies use these statistics to measure and monitor the nationwide development of broadband networks and to allocate resources intended to increase access to broadband technologies, particularly among groups with traditionally low levels of access. State and local governments can use these statistics for similar purposes. Understanding how people in specific cities and towns use computers and the Internet will help businesses and nonprofits better serve their communities as well.

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The Future of Mobile Data

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Figure 2. Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast by Region

CISCO SYSTEMS
Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. One exabyte of traffic traversed the global Internet in 2000, and in 2013 mobile networks carried nearly 18 exabytes of traffic.

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This Infra Week

Friday, February 21st, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike
Southwest Could Lose Crucial Rail Line
Pedestrians Are People Too. Really cool people.

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Wichita, Kansas: Using Wichway.org

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Wichita, Kansas: Using WichWay.org

The WICHway website adjusts to the type of electronic device used. Thus the view is different on a desktop computer, a tablet or a Smartphone yet website functions are fully operational on each device. On a Smartphone, you can bookmark the home page or any other page in the website. Here’s how to do it.

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Infra Week: 11-25-2013

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Unity3D Visualization – Marmoset Street

Neighborhood got you down? Design your own
Pennsylvania’s $2.3 Billion Transportation Bill
Recovery Act Rail Project Completed Early and Under Budget
U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives
Has the U.S. Passed Peak Gasoline?

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A New Way to Go

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
A New Way to Go

FRONTIER GROUP
U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUND
Over the last 15 years, the Internet and mobile communications technologies have transformed the way Americans live and work. During that same period, growth in vehicle travel slowed and then stopped, with Americans today driving about as much on average as we did in 1996…Both changes have taken place most rapidly among young Americans, who have been the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of new technologies, as well as the new social networking tools that are the foundation of the emerging “sharing economy.” They have also been the group that has reduced its driving the most, with the average American between 16 and 34 years of age driving a startling 23 percent less in 2009 than in 2001.

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Computer and Internet Use in the United States

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Computer and Internet Use in the United States

UNITED STATES CENSUS BUREAU Introduction In 2011, more Americans connected to the Internet than ever before, although differences continued to exist between those with use and those without. Just as with differences in use, variation in the ways that people were connecting online and the frequency of their use remained prevalent as well. This report […]

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Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
 Use of Electronic Passenger Information Signage in Transit

TRANSIT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Introduction Project Backgrounds and Objectives The primary focus of the Synthesis is on determining the experience that transit agencies have had with deploying electronic signage to provide transit information in the United States and abroad, and the process that agencies are using to decide to deploy information through this dissemination channel […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Tom Ferree, Connected Nation

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Tom Ferree is the Preisdent and COO for Connected Nation. Topics include:
People Care about Broadband
Exciting Public-Private Collaboration
Michiganʼs Success: A National Microcosm?
Government Funding Makes a Difference
Connected Nationʼs Mission

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Philadelphia, PA: EveryoneOn Launch

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

EveryoneOn launches in Philadelphia from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In an attempt to level the digital playing field, especially for the 41% of Philadelphians who don’t have home Internet access, yesterday, EveryoneOn had its local launch in Philadelphia. The campaign, also recently launched in Charlotte and other US cities, aims to connect Americans to free […]

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