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Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced dramatic gains in internet use in recent years.

Discount Internet Guidebook

This guidebook has a twofold purpose.

Groups providing high-speed internet, low-cost computers to bridge Cleveland's 'Digital Divide'

The Cleveland Foundation just announced $488,000 in grants that encourage digital inclusion — a multi-faceted initiative to get everyone connected, “until we get to a point that the internet access is treated more like a utility, no different than

Smartphone-only internet users grow from 12% in 2016 to 20% in 2018

A growing number of US households are exclusively accessing the internet via smartphones, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

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National Hispanic Media Coalition

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 11:15

This event will put a spotlight on Latinx from across the country who are generating innovative connectivity solutions and using technology for social change. Panelists will include:

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner

  • Roxanna Barboza, NHMC Policy Fellow

  • Teresa Basilio, Resilient Just Technologies

  • Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel

  • Yamil Lora, THE POINT 

  • Naysia Valdez, Detroit Community Technology Project



Broadband subscriptions are up, but too many households are still disconnected

Over the past four years, the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) has asked households whether they have access to the Internet “using a broadband (high speed) Internet service such as cable, fiber optic, or DSL service…” The answer

Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth

The use of digital technology has had a long stretch of rapid growth in the United States, but the share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years, according to a new analysis of Pew Res

NDIA to FCC: “Closing digital divide” means your annual broadband report should look at affordability, digital redlining

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has called on the Federal Communications Commission to prove its commitment to “closing the digital divide” by adding home broadband affordability, the broadband adoption rates of low income household

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Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues



More than 4,300 Arkansas residents lose Medicaid under work requirements. The Digital Divide played a roll

Several thousand poor residents of Arkansas have been dropped from Medicaid because they failed to meet new requirements, the first Americans to lose the safety-net health insurance under rules compelling recipients to work or prepare for a job to