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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 […]

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By Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – June 23, 2020 COVID-19 has highlighted the need for broadband services for consumers across the expanse of our country. The crisis has dictated a protracted stay at home period for most of the country that has required our work, school, and entertainment to move from the outside, to the […]

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Debra Berlyn – fosi.org – May 26, 2020 These are challenging and uncertain times for all of us, with extended stay at home requirements changing the way we live our everyday lives. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, broadband and the technology devices connected to the network have been significant game-changers. However, our nation’s […]

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By Carlos Gutierrez and Debra Berlyn – washingtonblade.com – May 15, 2020 Today we are all adapting to the complications of COVID-19 and its impact on our daily life. As we abide by current “stay-at-home” orders, we are learning how this reality may affect others in our communities. Researchers have found that social isolation and […]