DigitalC receives $20 million to help bridge the digital divide

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation and David and Inez Myers Foundation are donating $20 million to DigitalC, a non-profit internet service provider (ISP) focused on bridging the digital divide in Cleveland, Ohio. The foundations feel that DigitalC provides the best avenue toward connecting Cleveland, according to Jim Kenny, spokesperson for the nonprofit ISP; DigitalC also says the foundations’ money serves as a challenge to organizations in the private sector and government to also contribute.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, seeks more projects, partnerships to close digital divide

Cuyahoga County (OH) is seeking more partnerships and projects to help close the digital divide, planning for a long-term solution to lack of internet access in the county. The county issued a “request for information,” which is due by Jan. 15.