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Alaskans Aren’t Stuck at Home When They Use the Internet

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Nearly 100 million Americans do not have access to home Internet service, preventing them from utilizing an array of activities and applications. According to a 2010 study, nearly one in ten Americans rely on locations other than their homes for access to the Internet. Connect Alaska’s 2011 Residential Technology Assessment indicates similar results. The research shows that 7% of Alaskans, or approximately 37,000 Alaskan adults, do not subscribe to the Internet at home but rely on other alternatives to go online. The largest portion of Alaskans who only access the Internet away from home do so at work...

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Alaskans use more tablets and laptops

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Alaskans rely heavily on laptops and tablet computers compared to residents in the lower forty-eight. That’s the finding when Connect Alaska research is compared to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 58% of all Americans have a desktop computer, 61% have a laptop, and 18% have a tablet computer. While desktop computer ownership is on the decline, laptop owners are steadily increasing and tablets devices are seeing a huge growth in the US. With a nation that is becoming more mobile than ever, the power of laptop and tablet computers are on track to replace desktops in the near future. Connect...

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Alaskans Lead the Nation in e-Government Use

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Whether individuals are interacting with their senators or governors via e-mail, filing taxes online, or even visiting government websites for news and other resources, e-Government has become extremely popular! In 2012, the U.N. conducted an e-Government survey which ranks the United States in the top 5 in e-Government development. According to the 2011 Connected Nation Residential Technology Assessment, 30% of Internet users, or 16.2 million adults, go online to use e-Government applications. E-Government application usage is similar among every state surveyed except for Alaska, where 39% of...

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What Do 61,000 Alaskan Workers Have in Common?

By CAK Staff

Contibutor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst According to research by Connect Alaska, approximately 61,000 Alaskan adults telework, or use broadband to work from home. This represents more than one in six employed Alaskan adults. According to the 2011 Connect Alaska Residential Assessment, 17% of employed adults work  at home with an Internet connection instead of commuting to their workplace. In addition, 28% (representing about 98,000 employed adult Alaskans) say they would telework if their employer allowed it. Altogether, this means that nearly one-half (45%) of the employed population in Alaska either teleworks or is interested in...

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