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New Census Questions Proposed

04.11.12 – The Department of Commerce has issued a comment request concerning The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) proposal to add 12 questions to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Current Population Survey.  The questions proposed by NTIA concern the use of broadband and high speed Internet and computer ownership.  According to the comment request, government agencies such as the FCC and NTIA are working to develop policies that align with President Obama’s “national goal of universal, affordable broadband access for all Americans.”  Furthermore, these departments cite a need of comprehensive data in order to effectively implement policies regarding broadband by considering the current progress of broadband deployment and adoption.  Comments concerning this request are due June 4, 2012.

[Source: Department of Commerce]

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