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Report On Minority Broadband Use And Adoption To Be Released

 

 

On the program: The Honorable Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner, and Blair Levin, FCC Broadband Advisor

Washington, DC – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute will release a groundbreaking report on Thursday, February 25, 2010, examining how minority groups compare in using the Internet and broadband services, including mobile broadband, to advance their social and economic interests. 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) in English and Spanish from December 1, 2009 to January 4, 2010.

WHO:           Joint Center Media & Technology Institute

WHAT:         Release of report, “National Minority Broadband Adoption: Comparative Trends in Adoption, Acceptance and Use.” For live streaming of the event, go to www.jointcenter.org or www.NextGenWeb.org.

WHEN:         Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Valley Forge Room

                  400 New Jersey Avenue, NW

                    Washington, D.C. 20001

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 HorriganPh.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 for Political and Economic Studies, and Danny J. Weitzner, Esq., Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. For live streaming, go to www.jointcenter.org or www.NextGenWeb.org.

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. To learn more, please visit www.jointcenter.org.

CONTACT:

Betty Anne Williams

202 789 3505

bawilliams@jointcenter.org

 



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