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A mish-mash of ideas is best option to close digital divide

by Roger Entner | Jun 4, 2021 2:57pm Perhaps subsidization and levies on big tech could be part of a mix to fund broadband to unserved areas. (Getty Images)ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint The negotiations around President Biden’s Broadband Infrastructure Bill are in full swing. We have at least 10 broadband bills, the White House American Jobs Act Fact Sheet, an article by former FCC […]

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During COVID-19 pandemic, gap in internet access fuels inequality among students worldwide

Ian Laird, Shaibalina Choudhury and DC BenincasaUniversity of Missouri/India Blooms Each year, students from the University of Missouri work with students from India on joint story projects that link their two countries. This year’s stories deal with how various industries are faring in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project was overseen by Laura […]

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The internet is excluding Asian-Americans who don’t speak English

For millions of people on the wrong side of America’s language gap, technology is creating barriers rather than removing them.by  Tate Ryan-Mosleyarchive https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/05/04/1024507/asian-american-language-justice-online-hmong/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters May 4, 2021MS TECH | GETTY, PIXELSQUID Jennifer Xiong spent her summer helping Hmong people in California register to vote in the US presidential election. The Hmong are an ethnic group that […]

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Singapore will work with UN member states to bridge digital divide: Iswaran

Yuen Sin PUBLISHED5 HOURS AGO FACEBOOKTWITTER SINGAPORE – While Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of digital transformation around the world, it has also heightened the risk of divisions between “the digital haves and have-nots,” said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran on Tuesday (April 27). Singapore will continue to work closely with the member […]

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It’s 2021. Why is Redlining Still Happening?

By  Jenna Leventoff  April 26, 2021 Broadband Access, Digital Divide, Digital Redlininghttps://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/its-2021-why-is-redlining-still-happening/?utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email A lot of people who live in low-income or marginalized communities — including urban, rural and Tribal communities — can tell you that they have super slow broadband (if they even have it at all). Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, a hamlet over, or just outside the […]

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It Will Take a Lot More Than Money to Fix the Digital Divide

Joe Biden’s goal to get internet to every American is a lot tougher than it looks. BY AARON MAKAPRIL 22, 20215:50 AM https://slate.com/technology/2021/04/joe-biden-internet-infrastructure-broadband-digital-divide-challenges.html?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters When the world locked down a year ago, the internet suddenly became many people’s only portal to services, goods, and one another. They may not have felt like it at the time, but […]

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Tim Berners-Lee says too many young people are excluded from web

In a letter to mark 32 years of the internet, its founder says getting 2.2 billion fully online must be a priority Alex [email protected] 12 Mar 2021 00.01 GMT 12 Too many young people around the world are excluded from accessing the internet, and getting them online should be a priority for the post-Covid era, Tim […]

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What is the digital divide?

BY NATASHA PIÑON5 HOURS AGOhttps://mashable.com/article/what-is-the-digital-divide/ Moving forward requires focus. Mashable’s Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place. Working from “home” in a parking lot. Job interviews on laggy Zoom calls. Students trying to log onto class from a cell phone. For all […]

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Digital Literacy Report

Report Shows How Businesses are Addressing Occupational Digital Literacy A new report from National Skills Coalition and Cognizant U.S. Foundation sheds light on how policymakers can usher in a more equitable era of digital skills training for working adults Washington, D.C. — National Skills Coalition (NSC), in partnership with the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, today released a new […]

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New $2M US Ignite project seeks ideas to fix digital divide

Written by Ryan JohnstonOCT 5, 2020 | STATESCOOP The National Science Foundation will fund an initiative to develop five proof-of-concept internet connectivity projects over the next year, informing federal researchers on how to approach the construction of a national broadband strategy. The initiative, called Project OVERCOME, or cOnnectiVity for undERserved COMmunitiEs, was announced on Monday by US […]