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Blog // Connect Alaska

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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Alaskan Businesses Beg For Better Broadband

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Alaskan businesses are more dissatisfied with their Internet service than businesses in other states. That's one of the findings from Connected Nation’s 2011 Business Technology Assessment across nine states. (Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas) Alaskan businesses subscribe to broadband service significantly less than businesses in the rest of the states.  Approximately 70% of Alaska businesses subscribe to broadband service, compared to 76% of businesses in the other states surveyed by Connected Nation. And while the majority of broadband-...

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