Angela Siefer

Digital Inclusion Innovators Visit Policymakers

On February 27 and 28, in partnership with the Benton Foundation, three digital inclusion innovators, joined NDIA's Angela Siefer for a round of meetings in DC. Amina Fazlullah, NDIA’s Policy Advisor and a Mozilla Tech Policy Fellow, made arrangem

Digital Inclusion and Outcomes-Based Evaluation

In recent years, government agencies, private foundations, and community-based organizations have increasingly sought to understand how programs that promote digital inclusion lead to social and economic outcomes for individuals, programs, and com

This report describes the challenges facing community-based organizations and other key stakeholders in using outcomes-based evaluation to measure the success of their digital inclusion programs and offers recommendations toward addressing these shared barriers.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Multnomah County Library

Like most public libraries across the United States, Multnomah County Library (MCL) has long provided access to public computers, the Internet (through Wi-Fi), and personalized training to the community it serves.

Community Anchor Institutions and Residential Broadband Adoption

[Commentary] The Internet is driving innovation in community and economic development, education, health care, and government services. But residential broadband adoption1 has stalled.

Introduction: Digital Inclusion Policies and Programs of Local Governments

[Commentary] In November 2016 we launched Digital Inclusion Trailblazers, a catalog of local, state, and national digital inclusion leadership.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center

The Ashbury Senior Community Computer Center (ASC3) is a community-based organization which provides technology training and low-cost home internet service.

Aggregating Lifeline Broadband Subscribers FAQ

The Federal Communications Commission's March 31, 2016 Order that modernized Lifeline to include broadband service included references to the FCC working with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) when implementing the National Verif

The Worst Connected U.S. Cities Of 2015

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance releases its new list of "The Top 25 Worst Connected U.S. Cities, 2015". Our rankings for 2015 are based on recently released Census data on home access to fixed broadband Internet services.

What Do We Mean When We Say ‘Digital Equity’ and ‘Digital Inclusion’?

[Commentary] In May 2016, digital inclusion practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers gathered in Kansas City at Net Inclusion: The National Digital Inclusion Summit and a funny thing happened on our way to