|Internet: Usage by Education|
The overall Internet access and usage by education level.
Internet Caps Look to Curb High Volume Access
Published Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
The debate over broadband caps, which is an effort to ensure that the most intensive Internet users pay their fair share, has been a subject of several broadband companies’ proposed new policies. Two weeks ago, Time Warner Cable backed down from a broadband-cap proposal under which it would have sold access with varying quotas, with total surcharges capped at $75 a month. Last October, Comcast set a 250-gigabyte monthly cap on its residential Internet service. Mobile broadband services from such carriers as AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless are much more restrictive, limiting users to just 5 GB a month. Verizon bans “high volume” use of its FiOS service but does not define the term.
Internet usage and access has increased across the board, as more and more people of all ages seek out news and entertainment on the web. Public library access has nearly come to 100%. Internet usage has fluctuated for all regions with the South accessing the most at 33-34% at work and at home. When the demographic is broken down into income level, internet usage swings from those under $50,000 accessing the internet mostly from outside work and home; the reverse occurs for those over $75,000. When broken down by education, more high school graduates use the internet at home as opposed to those who graduated college.
Department of Education: Technology - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/site/edlite-default.html
The Department of Education has reached a turning point. All over this country, the department sees evidence of a new excitement in education, a new determination, a hunger for change. The technology that has so dramatically changed the world outside our schools is now changing the learning and teaching environment within them.
Learning Technologies Program - http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/grants/index.html
The Learning Technologies Project couples the entrepreneurial talents of the education professionals, commercial industry, academia, non-profit enterprises, educational foundations, and NASA enterprises to develop educational technology that enables, empowers, and educates learners of diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.