Trust Magazine

The Big Picture

Millions still lack broadband access

Ullstein Bild Getty Images

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.

Getty Images
Getty Images
Issue Brief

How State Policy Shapes Broadband Deployment

Quick View
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

States of Innovation

The front facade of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

Agenda for America

A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans

Quick View

Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

Also In This Issue