Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide
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
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
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
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
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'
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?
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.
'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states
Advocates for the legislation say it's the other, missing half of the current growing national investment in broadband infrastructure.
Only four presidential candidates have a plan for the digital divide
A new report from BroadbandNow.com comparing the policy positions of 14 candidates across five internet-related issues shows few have comprehensive plans.