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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Pew Internet & American Life Project

Author(s): John B. Horrigan

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Electronic data processing, transmission, and retrieval)
Science and technology (Technology and technology policy)

Keywords: Internet; Technology policy; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have one more suggestion: Make sure the internet remains a place where users define what it means to be digitally connected.