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Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States

November 09, 2010
Economics and Statistics Administration and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce
Abstract: 

In Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, the Commerce Department fulfills its promise to provide authoritative, nationally-comprehensive data on access to the Internet throughout the United States. This new study follows the February 2010 NTIA research preview, Digital Nation: 21st Century America’s Progress Toward Universal Broadband Internet Access. Both studies draw on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Internet Use Supplement, a survey of approximately 54,000 households conducted over one week in October 2009. This report presents the most accurate statistical profile of U.S. broadband Internet adoption
currently available.
 

- The Census Bureau's October 2009 data file and survey instrument are posted at http://www.bls.census.gov/cps_ftp.html#cpssupps (scroll down to "CPS Supplement," specifically the October 2009 Internet and Computer Use Data File and Data Dictionary).