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by Debra Berlyn – broadbandbreakfast.com – May 7, 2020 Broadband and technology devices are most certainly game changers is this age of COVID-19. For the older adult community, the benefits of innovation have opened incredible opportunities. For some of our seniors, technology has made an incredible, perhaps life-saving difference during this crisis. However, there are […]

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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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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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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a great opportunity to experience technology from the very simple to the complex. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be at this year’s CES. Not only was I able to walk the show floor and visit a diverse number of new tech devices, but […]

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In October, we hosted a panel discussion on the topic: “What Older Adults Need to Know About Their Online Security and Safety” for Cyber-security Awareness Month. Speakers included representatives from the industry, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the local older adult community. Topics covered included how to stay safe and secure online. Kristina […]