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Vid Cast: Online Giving & Shopping


As more of us rely on the Internet to conduct an array of activities, broadband is making a difference from building charitable donations to saving Americans hard-earned dollars. In this USTelecom vidcast, we discuss how citizens are increasingly going online to give and receive more. Here are a few highlights on this topic:

Broadband-Backed Giving on the Rise.  Online charitable giving jumped more than 10 percent from 2011 to 2012. A real life example of effective fundraising? Super Storm Sandy relief, which racked up $12 million in donations during the first three days following the storm – a whopping $6 million of which was contributed online.

Digital Savings. Despite a challenging economy, people are not only more generous, they also are more intent on saving dollars where they can. A reported 73% of consumers redeemed online coupons in the past month. Mobile Internet is helping fuel this trend, with growth projected to spike 50% over 2013. And in general, online sales are up, jumping 12% in 2012.

Interested in learning more? Click on the video to hear USTelecom’s overview of the topic.

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