AARP Report Says Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Not Doing Enough to Get Seniors On-Line

Recent surveys show that many older adults do not have a
high-speed Internet connection at home. This is a problem in today’s digital
world because high-speed connectivity enables a new generation of applications
and services that promise vast opportunities and benefits. This Insight on the
Issues describes how high-speed Internet connectivity can help support the
needs and ambitions of older adults in five broad, interrelated impact areas:
personal fulfillment, health preservation, social connectedness, functional
capability and activity, and caregiver support. It also reviews recommendations
made by the Federal Communications Commission three years ago in the National
Broadband Plan to get more older adults connected. The review finds that the
FCC’s implementation progress so far has been slow and uncertain.

Source/more: AARP Public Policy Institute

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