Household Adoption in NJ

Underserved Communities

Digital Human Capital: Developing a Framework for Understanding the Economic Impact of the Digital Divide and Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities - July  2011 report summary covering the impact of the digital divide and broadband adoption in low-income communities

Executive Summary of Modeling Digital Exclusion: The Impact of Poverty, Social Isolation, and Political Disengagement - In this January 2012 overview, we summarize a quantitative analysis using the household survey data to test the hypothesis on digital exclusion vis-a-vis poverty, social isolation, and political disengagement which was developed by Amy Bach and Todd Wolfson in their recent paper funded under this same NTIA project.

Poverty, Inequality, and the Social and Political Effects of the Digital Divide - January 2012 report summary illustrating that the digital divide is intricately entwined with other forms of social and economic exclusion

Broadband Adoption in the 21st Century: Communication Technology, Poverty and Inequality in New Jersey - August 2012 overview of a research project focused on two sites in New Jersey—Adult Learning Center of Newark and  the Plainfield Public Library— and on developing a qualitative research approach to the study of broadband adoption that looks at the socio-economic effects of broadband adoption in low-income communities

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Household Adoption

Executive Summary of New Jersey Broadband Survey - This April 2011 article contains a results summary including reasons given that household broadband adoption is important, reasons given for nonadoption, and survey validation and partial specifications.

Studying Broadband Access: Consider the Non-Adopter - AAPOR ABSTRACT addressing a quantitative model for Household Non-Adoption of Broadband.

Consider the Nonadopter - An overview of a prediction model of household-level broadband adoption / non-adoption  from May 2011

Executive Summary of paper presented at annual conference of American Association of Public Opinion Researchers, Phoenix, Arizona, May 13, 2011; basis of Article submitted to Socio-Economic Planning Science, an Elsevier-published peer-reviewed journal, June 2011 - This May 2011 summary introduces data collected from 3,101 New Jersey households under the NTIA’s Broadband Mapping and Planning Program by the Bloustein Center for Survey Research for Applied Communication Sciencees (formerly Telcordia Technologies, Inc.), on behalf of NJOIT.

Executive Summary of Report of Technical Seminar Feedback and Follow-On Analyses - October 2012 summary of a  presention to a technical and academic audience regarding the theoretical background and empirical findings of the household level analyses for the purposes of dissemination, feedback, discussion, and to stimulate further analysis of barriers to household level (as well s, wireless) broadband adoption

Technology Adoption and Structural Poverty: Statewide Evidence from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program - October 2012 Presentation Overview:  I. The Digital Divide, the Stimulus Package and Poverty, II. The Larger Project: Multi-level Analyses under the BTOP, III. Findings of the Household-Level Research, IV. Implications and the Changing Landscape

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Training Programs

Status Report - Summary on Broadband Training Programs - Summary of training program study from February 2012.  The objective of this part of the study is to collect and analyze information as to public and private opportunities in underserved communities for residents to obtain access to broadband services and to learn to use them.

Executive Summary - Summary on Broadand Training Programs - Summary of training program study from May 2012. The objective of this part of the study is to collect and analyze information as to public and private opportunities for residents to obtain access to broadband services and to learn to use them.

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Prepaid Wireless

Review of Prepaid Wireless Service Subscribership and Demographics - October 2012 executive summary containing an overview of key findings related to prepaid wireless service and its potential impact on the Digital Divide.

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Economic Impact

May 2011 Status Report on R/ECONTM Modeling Efforts Including Collection and Analysis of Broadband Market Data - May 2011 econometrics summary covering a high-level analysis of the impact of the spread of broadband on New Jersey’s economy

October 2011 Status and Next Directions Report on R/ECONTM Modeling Efforts Including Collection and Analysis of Broadband Market Data - October 2011 econometrics summary addressing Analysis of the Impact of the Spread of Broadband on New Jersey’s Economy, and Collecting, Analyzing, and Sharing Data Concerning Use and Demand for Broadband Service.

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Program Update

New Jersey Broadband Mapping and Planning Program - Two-year mid-point summary from March 2012

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