Thanks To:

 Professor Andrew Lewis
Community and Economic Development Manager

Building Community Capacity through Broadband
University of Wisconsin Extension

City Station, 660 W. Washington, Suite 309

Madison, WI 53703-1104

Tel: 608-890-4254

FAX: 608-890-1357

Twitter: @WI_Broadband

Professor Lewis has graciously provided this listing of very useful links.

2011 All Aboard? Tackling Broadband Adoption – The Broadband Adoption Summit. Rick Schadelbauer,  NTCA,

2010 Advancing Broadband: A Foundation for Strong Communities (A report on USDA BIP program awards), January 2011

The All-Internet Household, EduCause, 2 page visual showing the connected household,

2010 “Breaking the Broadband Monopoly”, The New Rules Project,

2010 “Broadband Adoption and Use in America: OBI Working Paper Series No. 1, John B. Horrigan, FCC,

2010 “Broadband’s Impact on Economic Development: The Real Deal”, IEDC,

2011 “Broadband Initiatives Program Awards Report”, USDA,

2009 “Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America”, USDA,

2011 Broadband Statistics Report: Broadband Availability in Urban vs. Rural Areas, US Dept. of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, A national broadband mapping project that provides a comparison of rural and urban broadband availability.

2010 Community Broadband Network Map,

2009 Community Broadband Preemption Map,

2010 “Community Broadband Snapshot Report™: Broadband’s Impact on Economic Development: The Real Deal”, Craig Settles,,

2011 Digital Nation: Expanding Internet Usage, US Dept. of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, A report previewing data collected through the Internet Usage Survey of 54,000 households, commissioned by NTIA and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in October 2010.

2010 “The Economic Impact of Digital Exclusion”, The Digital Impact Group and EconConsult Corporation,

2010 “E-Rate Program and Broadband Usage Survey: Report”, Federal Communications Commission,

2009 “E-Readiness Rankings 2009 – The usage imperative”, The Economist,

2010, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, NTIA,

2010 “Home Broadband 2010”, Pew Internet and American Life Project,

2010 “The Impact of Broadband Speed and Price on Small Business” SBA,

2010 “An International Look at High-Speed Broadband”, Brookings,

2010 Internet Access Services: Status as of June 30, 2010, FCC,


2010 “Local Telephone Competition: Status as of June 30, 2010”, FCC,


2010 “National Broadband Plan Reflects the Experiences of Leading Countries, but

Implementation Will Be Challenging”, GAO,


2010 “Opportunity for All How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries,


2011 “Publicly Owned Broadband Networks”, The New Rules Project,


2010 “Small Business Technology Survey”, National Small Business Association (NSBA),


2010 “State of the Internet” Q3. Each quarter, Akamai publishes a quarterly "State of the Internet" report. This report includes data gathered across Akamai's global server network about attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. The report can be downloaded after a free registration process:


2010 “Telecommunications” National Broadband Plan Reflects the Experiences of Leading Countries, but Implementation will be Challenging”, GAO,


Web resource (not a written report):

NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) Program - (click on the “recipient” for your state and then scroll down to the bottom for a link to “broadband map” in the section titled, “State Broadband Links”).


Web resource (not a written report):

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Develoment - Broadband Portal - The OECD broadband portal provides access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD.


2004 Delivering Broad Band over Power Lines: What You Should Know”, – This conference paper provides an excellent overview of the opportunities and challenges facing broad deployment of broadband over power lines.

To Access additional materials, please visit the “Connecting Communities” curriculum that is part of the National e-Commerce Extension Initiative. See: