Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide

June 17, 2014

ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan's recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan's report, presents data from a national survey on broadband adoption and access, with an eye towards users' general readiness to use broadband and other new technologies. 

The report calls for a rethinking of term "digital divide," favoring a measurement of digital readiness instead of adoption/access and indicates that next generation of technologies will face difficulties due to low levels of digital readiness. The report also invites advocates for complementary investments in digital readiness to smooth adoption of new applications.