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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. The car is in the driveway, her coat is hanging by the door, and her purse is […]

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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 staff, and Industry Providers AT&T, Charter, and Comcast. Speakers will discuss opportunities the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) […]

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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 shift in consumers’ adoption of technology to purchase products and services. There has also been a growing […]

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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 a seismic shift in consumers’ adoption of technology to purchase products and services. There has also been […]

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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 the year, the Consumer Electronics Show, returned in-person to Las Vegas! CES 2022 literally rolled in with […]

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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, we need to hit a home run. Getting everyone connected is about more than network buildout and […]

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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 a new age, great innovations have been advanced. New tech devices and programs have offered many solutions […]

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Technology brings new luster,  McKnight’s, by Kelly Lee Hardin 

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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 world, and cyber security month is a great time to think about your online protections. As a […]

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Senior citizens’ use of computers and mobile phones might shave 10 years off their mental age, Akshat Rathi 

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Mythbusters: Seniors and Technology, Pure Talk USA 

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Seniors love technology too, and some companies are starting to notice, Today Money, by Keith Wagstaff,

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How tech is helping seniors live at home, not in a home, Venture Beat

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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% of adults65 and older now use the Internet. “though these adults are still less likely than all […]

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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 bridge the generations.  The study surveyed both younger and older generations and found that going online increases […]

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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 of panels discussing the boomer and senior community and how they fare as a market for technology […]

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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 older adults. While there are some products that are specifically gear toward older individuals, what I find […]

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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.

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By Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – February 16, 2021 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 a new age, great innovations have been advanced. New tech devices […]

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2020 has been a year, but perhaps not for all the reasons we had hoped. In addition to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, this year we have experienced an extraordinary number of fires, hurricanes, floods and other extreme disasters. Throughout the pain and hardship these crises have caused, one critically important tool in helping those in […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a Tool for Aging Well? Addressing Algorithmic Bias “Good morning, George,” is the greeting for this 86-year-old, as he wakes-up to his voice assisted device reporting on the weather and the daily news. The coffee is made in the kitchen, the curtains drawn, and the lights are off. His voice assistant reminds […]