Losses due to scams continue to increase with adoption of high-speed internet. The number of those age 65 and older in the U.S. using the internet has now reached an all-time high of 88% and the aging community […]
The copper wire telephone network was the foundation for our communications system. Today, telecommunications carriers across the country are working to modernize the network to improve the way we communicate by moving toward an internet-based network. Making the shift […]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that consumers continue to lose significant money to scams and fraud. While those 18-59 report a greater number of fraud cases, older adults have more significant financial loss associated with scams.  However, […]
Host Shirley Rooker speaks with Debra Berlyn, the executive director of the Project to Get Older Adults onLine (Project GOAL), about what the latest consumer electronics show in Las Vegas has to offer the cyber-savvy senior citizen. Listen on […]
Debra Berlyn has spent much of career working to help older adults live well. She is the Executive Director of Project GOAL, which stands for get older adults online. She joined In Focus host, Mike Kallmeyer, and described […]
Increasingly, technology innovations for aging and accessibility provide amazing opportunities for older adults to live better in and around their homes. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcased tech innovations that revealed the direction innovations for aging and accessibility are […]
It is downright shocking that millions of low-income older adults will lose their broadband connection due to uncertainty of funding. It is downright shocking that millions of low-income older adults, members of our one of our most vulnerable […]
A broadband connection opens a universe of opportunities and benefits for older adults that grows exponentially. Will Grammy find that “connection” and get the final rose? While that remains to be seen, we do know older adults are […]
Key Takeaways Finally, the greatest threats of the pandemic have waned, and we are out and about: traveling, visiting family and friends, getting back to the movies, and returning to the relatively normal hum of our lives.  There […]
Today, three-year old Max wants to get on the family computer and see his Grammy on the other side of the country, but she could be one of the approximately 34 percent of those age 65 and older […]
Key Takeaways Advances in technology offer a window into infinite possibilities to support independent living and general wellness in our modern world. Using a home high-speed internet/wifi connection, today’s older adult can blast off with a myriad of […]
Today’s the day for 5-year-old Maya’s Grammy to get serious about her holiday shopping. 71-year-old Jeanette has her list at the ready for the toys and clothes she wants to buy for Maya and her six other grandchildren. […]
Aging and the Digital Divide: Opportunities for the ACP Program Getting Older Adults onLine (GOAL)Friday, December 2, 2022 – 12:00pm to 1:30pmTime Zone:  ESTLive Event Opening Remarks FCC CGB Chief Alejandro Roark Panel OATS from AARP, FCC Outreach […]
Helpful tips for safe shopping this summer. Summertime and online shopping can be easy – and safe – for everyone, particularly older adults. As a result of the unexpected years of the pandemic, there has been a seismic […]
By Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – June 3, 2022 Summertime and online shopping can be easy – and safe – for everyone, particularly older adults. As a result of the unexpected years of the pandemic, there has been […]
By Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – January 24, 2022 It’s the start of a new year and time to view what’s on the horizon for the latest technology innovations. To our great anticipation, the most significant technology event of […]
By Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – November 1, 2021 Getting everyone connected to broadband is feeling like the World Series – and we are in the seventh inning stretch. For our most vulnerable consumers with the greatest needs, […]
2/16/21, Broadband Breakfast The COVD-19 pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for everyone and has led to the implementation of major changes in our daily behaviors. In order to overcome this adversity and adapt to living in […]
Technology brings new luster,  McKnight’s, by Kelly Lee Hardin 
Did you know October is cyber security month and according to Pew Research 84% of American adults and 58% of senior citizens are now online? Taking steps to protect yourself online has become a necessity in our digital […]
Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age, Akshat Rathi 
Mythbusters: Seniors and Technology, Pure Talk USA 
Seniors love technology too, and some companies are starting to notice, Today Money, by Keith Wagstaff,
How tech is helping seniors live at home, not in a home, Venture Beat
There’s a great new study of interest released today from the Pew Internet and American Life Project revealing growth in Internet use by older adults.  A survey conducted for the survey found that as of April, 2012, 53% […]
Today is Safer Internet Day and there’s a great new study just released by AARP and Microsoft that reveals how online communications and social networking are helping families to keep in touch, enriching their relationship, and helping to […]
For the past few years, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has hosted a series of special programs to highlight the consumer markets for specific demographic groups.  This year at CES, I attended the Silver Summit, a day-long series […]
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)is a showcase of every imaginable technology device and service for consumers.  I attended the show this year, and once again found so many fascinating ways that technology is enhancing the lives of […]
On Friday, October 18th, the Project GOAL hosted a research panel entitled “The Wellness Benefits of Broadband for Older Adults.” The panel discussed the importance of broadband technology and how new broadband deployment can impact healthcare, management and the quality of life and older adults.