Why We Don't Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.

Half of all Americans now have broadband at home, according to the Pew Internet Project's September 2007 survey, marking the first time that as many as 50% of respondents say they have high-speed internet connections at home.

This milestone in broadband adoption occurs at a time of close scrutiny of the data gathered by government agencies on broadband deployment.

This backgrounder puts the rate of home broadband adoption in historical context before discussing in detail the issues surrounding broadband data collection and current legislation that seeks to make improvements.

Read the full report Why We Don't Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S. on the Pew Internet & American Life Web site.

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