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June 2013

Breaking Down the Urban-Rural Broadband Divide

While broadband availability has expanded for all parts of the United States, NTIA data has consistently shown that urban areas have greater access to broadband at faster speeds than rural areas. In a new report released today, NTIA and the Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) delve deeper into the differences between broadband availability in rural and urban areas.

Assess Costs Everywhere: Product Quality

 "Good enough" is a phrase that does not belong on the factory floor. Today's factory processes must meet exacting specifications, and this need underlies many U.S. manufacturers' decisions to reassess where they are producing or sourcing.

A Rebound in Housing: What the Permits Data Are Showing

Each month, the Census Bureau surveys a sample of local building permit offices and releases data on the total number of permits issued for new private residential construction.  (The next monthly construction release is scheduled for tomorrow, June 18th at 8:30 a.m.) Once per year, however, the bureau surveys all 20,000 permit offices in the country to get a complete accounting of permits issued during the calendar year.  These data underlie the annual benchmark revision of the building permit data, the latest of which was released on M

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