Digital nation — broadband use in the USA

Broadband internet access in U.S. homes continues to grow: 64 percent of households have broadband access compared to 51 percent in October 2007, according to the report Digital Nation: 21st century America’s progress towards universal broadband internet access.

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released this report taking a first look at data collected through the Internet Usage Survey of more than 50,000 households, commissioned by NTIA and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in October 2009.

Since 2007, the data show that while virtually all demographic groups have experienced rising broadband Internet access adoption at home, historic disparities among particular demographic groups overall continue to persist.

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Website offers info on moonlanding and other internet resources

The June Web Alert — a collection of freely available internet resources compiled by the United States Reference Service – has just been posted on our website.

The U.S.R.S.  has also created an e-resource page to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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March edition of Web Alert posted

We’ve just posted the latest issue of Web Alert, a list of freely-available internet resources on a wide range of topics. This edition has a special section on women’s history month and non-violent paths to social change.

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Check out February Web Alert

The U.S. Reference Service has produced the February edition of Web Alert, a list of freely-available internet resources concerning U.S. government issues.

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