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This paper examines the digital divide with regard to mobile devices and broadband. The authors research whether digital divides exist based on the mobile connection technology (e.g., Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE) and the download and upload speeds.
This fact sheet charts Pew Research Center’s documenting of internet growth and distribution since 2000. The graphs explore internet usage by adults and various demographics such as race, gender, and income; home broadband adoption; and smartphone dependency.
This report analyzes the current and emerging generation of mobile wireless technologies and compares those technologies to wireline technologies such as fiber‐to‐the-premises (FTTP), cable broadband, and copper DSL across a range of technical parameters, including reliability, resilience, scalability, capacity, and latency. The report also evaluates wireless carriers’ mobile pricing and usage structures. The report concludes that, for both technical and business reasons, wireless technologies are not now, and will not be in the near-to-medium future, adequate alternatives or substitutes for wireline broadband.
This paper from the Brookings Institution examines how mobile devices with cellular connectivity improve learning and engage students and teachers. As wireless technology can provide new content and facilitate information access, it will enable and empower learning in new ways.
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