Public Policy Center, University of Nebraska



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This project is part of the Nebraska Broadband Initiative. The Broadband Mapping and Planning Initiative is funded through a grant to the Nebraska Public Service Commission by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and aims to increase broadband adoption and utilization. Project partners include Nebraska Public Service Commission, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Nebraska Department of Economic Development and AIM Institute


Almost seven in ten Nebraskans age 65 and older have Internet service in their home (69%). In addition, over one-half (59%) have broadband Internet service (Internet service faster than dial-up). In comparison, the Pew Research Center recently reported that 59 percent of senior adults nationwide are Internet users and 47 percent have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Thus, senior Nebraskans are adopting technology faster than their counterparts nationwide; however, they still lag behind younger Nebraskans in their adoption of technology.