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2019 Digital Divide Index (DDI)

We are happy to announce the release of the 2019 digital divide index. This updated version keeps the three scores you are familiar with: overall digital divide index, infrastructure/adoption, and socioeconomic. These scores still range from 0 to 100, where…

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Remote Work Readiness in Indiana: What Covid-19 Taught Us

When the COVID-19 public health emergency hit in March of this year, most organizations and employers scrambled to continue working remotely to slow down the virus’ spread. While the economic impact has been significant, many organizations were indeed able to…

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Websites: Measuring Indiana’s Internet Use

In the past, we have discussed broadband access and availability. We try to provide the most up to date broadband footprint in the state of Indiana in an effort to inform and jumpstart critical conversations around this topic. However, research…

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Remote Work and the Coronavirus

Written by Roberto Gallardo and Richard Florida Roberto Gallardo is assistant director of the Purdue University Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension specialist. He is the author of Responsive Countryside: The Digital Age and Rural Communities. Richard Florida…

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Who is Remote Working in the U.S.?

Remote work or telework or telecommute was first coined in the 1970s and has ebbed and flowed since then in economic development conversations. Today, due to a higher broadband penetration, ongoing sophistication of digital applications, and the digitalization of the…

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2018 Digital Divide Index (DDI) Now Available

The DDI is a score that ranges from zero to 100, where a higher score indicates a higher divide. The DDI is calculated considering two main factors: the infrastructure/adoption score (INFA) and the socioeconomic score (SE). INFA looks at access…

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