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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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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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Deb Berlyn, Morning Consult, 4/15/20 These are difficult times for all of us, as we experience social distancing and an extreme disruption to our everyday way of life. There is no demographic group, however, that is experiencing a greater isolation at this time than our seniors. The internet is a bridge to the world, allowing us […]

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Last week, Project GOAL hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill, “Yes, Even Older Americans Are in the ‘Race to 5G!’,” revealing a national survey conducted to better understand what older adults expect from technology as they age. At the event, panelists discussed not only how technology will aid the aging process but how next […]

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In October, Project GOAL convened a program at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to discuss public and private sector solutions to bridge the broadband gap for low-income older adults. The event, “Making the Connection: Lessons Learned & Ongoing Initiatives to Bridge the Broadband Gap with Older Adults,” featured a keynote speech by FCC […]

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Did you know that well over half of the older adults in the U.S. – those who are 65 or older –are now online? According to Pew Research 84% of American adults and 58% of older adults are now use the Internet. While older adults may traditionally be slower to adopt new technologies than younger […]

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During the last few days of 2015, I was pleased to hear the announcement from Charter Communications that it intends to offer high-speed, low-cost broadband connectivity to seniors and low-income consumers.  It will be available within six months of the close of its pending merger with Time Warner Cable (and the acquisition of Bright House […]

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FOSI Announces 2015 Award Winners Honors Outstanding Achievements in Online Safety On the evening of November 17th, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will recognize six individuals, nominated by their peers, the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award. FOSI convenes diverse perspectives from a wide array of stakeholders, and consistently acknowledges the distinguished and inspiring work being […]