accessibility

Tribal Digital Village Network Connects to International Peering Exchange with Help from Pacific Northwest Gigapop, CENIC, Google, and AT&T

La Mirada, CA & Berkeley, CA — January 15, 2020 —Fourteen Native American tribes in Southern California are now directly connected to the state-of-the-art International Internet Exchange, Pacific Wave, and its peering, high-performance scientific networks, and ever-expanding global connectivity. Six more tribes are also expected to join in the coming months. This new connection enables […]

accessibility

Networks to People-Opinion Piece

From Networks to People Broadband’s fundamental value doesn’t come from connecting computers to networks; its value comes from connecting people to opportunity, and society to new solutions. When a broadband network is available but a person who wants to use it can’t do so, then the network is less valuable to everyone else who does use it. […]

accessibility Broadband

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Land

Arizona State University, American Indian Policy Institute, July 2019) The purpose of the Tribal Technology Assessment was to create the first academic and replicable quantitative study of broadband access, device use, and uses of the internet by Tribal peoples on Tribal lands. Federal data continues to show tribal lands are the least connected areas of […]

accessibility Election

Installing Free Wi-Fi To Help Count Rural Communities Of Color In 2020 Census

December 3, 20195:00 AM ET Anthony Hill, Fair Count’s communications associate, posts signs encouraging people to use the free Wi-Fi and apply for 2020 census jobs at ARC Community Center in Fort Gaines, Ga.Hansi Lo Wang/NPR With fewer than 100 days left before the 2020 census is fully underway, rural communities caught in the digital […]

accessibility Canada

Canadian Committement to full Internet Access by 2030

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Mandate Letter Dear Ms. McKenna: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. On Election Day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate […]

accessibility Digital Literacy

Digital Access at the Doorstep: The Park Plaza Cooperative

The Park Plaza Cooperative is a reminder to digital inclusion advocates around the US that increasing access to technology is work that can be done right at someone’s doorstep—or, the storm shelter of their manufactured housing community. Libraries Without Borders (LWB) is dedicated to ensuring that regardless of their circumstances, all people have equal access to information, […]

accessibility

Why internet access has become a human right

The Labour Party promises to provide free broadband to every British household by 2030 if it wins the election Merten Reglitz The Labour Party is promising to provide free broadband internet to every British household by 2030 if it wins the general election. To do this, the party would nationalise the broadband infrastructure business of BT and tax internet […]