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NTIA’s third Broadband Brief, published in November 2013, explores broadband availability in the workplace, focusing on the manufacturing and information sectors. While the manufacturing and information sectors both represent important segments of the US economy, manufacturing jobs tend to be concentrated in rural areas and have access to lower broadband speeds, while information jobs tend to be concentrated in urban areas and have access to higher broadband speeds.
Using five categories of analysis, based on degrees of urbanization, the report looks at differences in broadband availability in the workplace across the rural-urban continuum. Findings include:
- Broadband speeds increased across all geographies and all sectors between June 2011 and June 2012
- Nearly all jobs are now located in an area with at least basic broadband access (3mbps download, 768kbps upload)
- 50 percent of jobs are located in areas with download speeds of 100mbps
- Jobs in very rural areas (11 residents or 2 jobs per square miles) were less likely to have access to higher broadband speeds, with only one-third of businesses having access to download speeds of 50mpbs or higher
- Even with significant increases in speed availability, manufacturing jobs remain less likely to have access to higher broadband speeds
Previous Broadband Briefs have explored broadband availability and the rural/urban divide by community typology.
New broadband maps are now posted! Broadband service, speed, and maximum adverstised download and upload speed maps are available at both the state and regional levels. MoBroadbandNow has regularly developed statewide broadband service maps since 2010. New maps are produced and published at six month intervals.
These current maps reflect the eigth round of data collection and reflect data current as of June 30, 2013. Currently there are over 120 participating Internet Service Providers.
Be sure to visit the MoBroadbandNow Interactive Map to learn more about providers and broadband availability in your area.
A new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project examines why Americans who do not currently use the Internet choose not to. The report — “Who’s not Online and Why” — finds that of American adults, ages 18 and older, 15 percent do not use the Internet at all. An additional 9 percent of American adults use the Internet, though not at home.
- The most common reason cited for not using the Internet is that non-adopters do not think that the Internet is relevant to them (34 percent) and the second most common reason cited for not using the Internet is that the Internet is difficult to use (32 percent). Cost of a computer or Internet connection were third (19 percent)
- Of Internet non-adopters, 92 percent indicated that they are not interested in starting to use the Internet, while only 8 percent indicated an interest in starting to use the Internet or email
- 63 percent of Internet non-adopters indicate that they would need assistance to start using the Internet
Read the full report here.
For more on Internet and broadband non-adoption in Missouri, see “Understanding Internet Non-adoption: Fulfilling Missouri’s Digital Promise.”
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