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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Joint Center Releases Broadband Report

John Gant, Blair Levin, Mignon Clyburn, Nicole Turner-Lee, Ralph Everett

Joint Center Releases Report on Trends in Broadband Adoption and Use Among Minority Americans

National Minority Broadband Adoption: Comparative Trends in Adoption, Acceptance and Use

On the program:

The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner

Blair Levin, FCC Broadband Advisor

Norris McDonald, Mignon Clyburn
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Joint Center) Media and Technology Institute released a groundbreaking report today at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill that examines how minority groups compare in using the Internet and broadband services, including mobile broadband, to advance their social and economic interests. In the interest of environmental sensitivity, hard copies were deferred in favor of an electronically sharing the report. AAEA President Norris McDonald attended the event and is pictured at left with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

The National Minority Broadband Adoption Study obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 2,741 adults living in the continental United States. The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) from December 1, 2009 to January 4, 2010.

The Joint Center releaseed the report at an event at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Remarks: The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission,

Ralph B. Everett, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies,

Blair Levin, Esq., Broadband Advisor, Federal Communications Commission.

Panelists: Jon Gant, Ph.D., Visiting Resident Fellow, Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Blanca Gordo, Ph.D., Center for Latino Policy Research, University of California-Berkeley, John Horrigan, Ph.D., Consumer Research Director, Federal Communications Commission, Ying Li, Ph.D., Research Associate, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Marc Morial, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League and Chairman, Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC), Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet and American Life Project, Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center, and Danny J. Weitzner, Esq., Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color. The Joint Center will mark its 40th Anniversary of service in 2010.

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