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The Big Picture

Millions still lack broadband access

In this Issue:

  • Winter 2020
  • Progress in 2019
  • Trust, Facts, and Democracy Today
  • Protecting Chilean Patagonia
  • Lessons Learned Today
  • Millions Still Lack Broadband Access
  • Noteworthy
  • Average U.S. Household Size Is Going Up
  • States Combat the Opioid Crisis
  • Cashless Retailers Problematic for Some
  • How Much Do You Know About Wildlife?
  • Explaining Why Survey Estimates Vary
  • Restoring Oysters in New York Harbor
  • Got an Electric Car?
  • Return on Investment
  • A Post 911 Generation of Veterans
  • View All Other Issues
The Big Picture
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The single strands of a fiber optic cable facilitate speedy transfers of data. Hundreds of thousands of miles of cable help power internet connectivity across the U.S. Yet many Americans—at least 21 million—continue to lack access to broadband. Pew is providing research and data to policymakers to help expand the availability of high-speed, reliable internet across the country.

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Issue Brief

How State Policy Shapes Broadband Deployment

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Issue Brief

States are playing a crucial role in efforts to expand broadband to the 21 million to 163 million Americans1 who still lack access to this critical service, encouraging broadband investment and helping to bring more of their residents online.

Noteworthy A Brighter Tomorrow Begins With Lessons Learned Today

Spotlight on Mental Health

Also In This Issue

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

Explore Pew’s new and improved
Fiscal 50 interactive

Your state's stats are more accessible than ever with our new and improved Fiscal 50 interactive:

  • Maps, trends, and customizable charts
  • 50-state rankings
  • Analysis of what it all means
  • Shareable graphics and downloadable data
  • Proven fiscal policy strategies

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Welcome to the new Fiscal 50

Key changes include:

  • State pages that help you keep track of trends in your home state and provide national and regional context.
  • Interactive indicator pages with highly customizable and shareable data visualizations.
  • A Budget Threads feature that offers Pew’s read on the latest state fiscal news.

Learn more about the new and improved Fiscal 50.