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Digital Divide Policy Enters the National Conversation

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of August 12-16, 2019 As we highlighted last week, 2020 presidential candidates are starting to release policy proposals targeting the digital divide. This week, […]

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Domino’s Pizza is locked in a Legal battle over the future of web design

The pizza company has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a three-year-old case that deals with whether Domino’s is legally required to make its websites and apps accessible to all users. BY KATHARINE SCHWAB, FAST COMPANY Should websites be accessible to everyone, including the blind? That’s the question at the center of an ongoing lawsuit against the […]

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Pew Trust: State Broadband Policy Explorer

Laws governing high-speed internet access The Pew Charitable Trusts’ state broadband policy explorer lets you learn how states are expanding access to broadband through laws. Categories in the tool include: broadband programs, competition and regulation, definitions, funding and financing, and infrastructure access. As you choose categories, a 50-state map illustrates which states have adopted such laws. The state broadband policy […]

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OneWeb opens satellite factory near Kennedy Space Center, helping ‘transform’ the Space Coast

By CHABELI HERRERA| ORLANDO SENTINEL |JUL 22, 2019 | 5:27 PM   Three years and two months ago, OneWeb founder and chairman Greg Wyler stood on an empty plot of dirt just outside the gates of Kennedy Space Center with then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott. They were talking about building a factory. OneWeb was seeking to bring digital connectivity to schools even […]

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Why your Internet Sucks!

Netflix comedy news show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, spent a half hour episode breaking down internet inequality and the need for municipal broadband. Then they put the whole thing on DVD so people can watch if they don’t have internet. Especially excited to see them use our footage of costumers talking about their experience with […]

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Case Study on Digital Inclusion and impact of Local Libraries in Rural America

In Gallipolis — population 3,641 — Gecan described the local library as “extraordinary” and “the new town center.” He wrote that the facility “has a wonderful meeting room” and “300 hot spots that people take out to have internet access (and a six-week waiting list for more of them).” Those hotspots are significant. Thousands of […]

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New Funding Opportunity: National Inclusion Campaign Pilot Project

Timothy Walden | June 14, 2019 NATIONAL INCLUSION CAMPAIGN PILOT PROJECT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS June 14, 2019 View PDF Version Here Overview In May 2019, Welcoming America and American Immigration Council convened a number of organizations to explore how we might work together to deepen inclusion across the nation.  Participating national organizations included 4-H, American Alliance […]

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Canadian Digital Charter

NARALO the North American ATLARGE Organization at ICANN organized a session with Canadian members of NARALO to discuss the new Canadian Digital Charter Episode Five: Discussion of the Canadian Digital Charter with Glenn McKnight, Host, Marita Moll, ALAC, David MacKey and Adrian Schmidt Unaffiliated members discuss the pros and cons of the new charter