Digital divide

For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi

by • 3 weeks ago

Between and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.

San Jose to distribute 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to students this year

by • 2 months ago

An announcement by Mayor Sam Liccardo on Monday advances one leg of San Jose’s $8.2 million “COVID-19 Digital Inclusion Expenditure Plan."

Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide

by • 3 months ago

As many students struggle to locate reliable internet connections during the pandemic, Chicago unveils a four-year program to deliver high-speed home connections to 100,000 K-12 students.

Narrowing the digital divide with holistic infrastructure

by • 3 months ago

As state and local leaders adjust to employees’ working from home, now is a good time to think creatively on how to confront connectivity challenges.

D.C. nonprofits push back against digital equity budget cuts

by • 3 months ago

A coalition of organizations that try to boost internet access and digital literacy is concerned with the mayor's plan to cut the city's tech budget.

New York delivers 10,000 tablets to elderly to close digital divide

by • 4 months ago

The city's chief technology officer said the program will help connect some of the New Yorkers most threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York City asks ISPs, technology companies to help close digital divide

by • 4 months ago

The city is asking internet carriers and other groups for ideas on how to bring broadband service to the 46 percent households in poverty that lack access.

FCC's 2020 broadband report touts progress, but analysts say agency 'failed America'

by • 5 months ago

The FCC's 2020 Broadband Deployment report shows increases in connectivity across the board, but critics point out that the analysis is based on inaccurate data and that a digital divide persists.

Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?

by • 6 months ago

Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.