|Date:||July 12, 2007|
|Location:||Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building|
|914 Capitol Mall, Room 500|
Almost half of California households have broadband Internet access. What holds back the other half? In many rural areas, broadband is simply not available. In areas where it is available, the cost of high-speed Internet and the cost of a computer still put broadband access out of the reach of many lower income households. Federal, state, and local policymakers, through various mechanisms, aim to raise the overall level of broadband adoption and to close the gaps between those who have access and those who do not.
Research Fellow Jed Kolko is an expert in urban and regional economic development, as well as housing, and technology policy.