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Data Central Reports

NTIA analyzes broadband Internet usage in the United States based on data gained through an annual nationwide survey commissioned from the U.S. Census Bureau. In a series of "Data Central" reports, NTIA publishes findings on broadband adoption in America, including why people do not subscribe and which populations are lagging in usage. This research can inform efforts to close the digital divide, helping more Americans compete in the 21st century economy and improving overall quality of life. 

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Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet

October 16, 2014

This report is the latest edition of our Digital Nation series, and it is based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau at the request of NTIA. Against this backdrop of data, today’s Internet-connected society raises a range of significant policy issues, including questions about spectrum use, universal service, copyright, privacy, security, and the economy itself.

Spotlight on NTIA: Jim McConnaughey, Chief Economist

June 21, 2013

This post is part of our “Spotlight on NTIA” blog series, which is highlighting the work that NTIA employees are doing to advance NTIA’s mission of promoting broadband adoption, finding spectrum to meet the growing demand for wireless technologies, and ensuring the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.

Jim McConnaugheyNTIA Chief Economist Jim McConnaughey is, as one would expect from an economist, passionate about economics and its use in public policy.

Yet, McConnaughey’s first job out of college as a junior-level economist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was more serendipity than strategic career planning. McConnaughey said he sought a job at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) but due to a misunderstanding was given a phone number to call about an opening at the FCC.

New NTIA Report Explores How and Why People Connect to the Internet

June 07, 2013

In a new report released today, Exploring the Digital Nation: America’s Emerging Online Experience, NTIA examines how Americans connect to the Internet and what Americans do once they get online. The report, co-authored with the Economics and Statistics Administration, confirms the dramatic growth in the number of Americans who are going online to perform important tasks like applying for jobs, looking up health information, and learning about current events.

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