Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 08:00 to 15:00





LUNCH 12:00PM-1:30PM


NDIA to Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Let banks seek CRA credit for digital inclusion support

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has asked the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), the US Treasury Department agency which serves as the Federal regulator for many of the nation’s banks, to allow those banks to seek Community

Civic Tech Experience Fosters Digital Literacy in Charlotte

The Knight Foundation has announced a $1 million investment in that effort for a project called the Civic Tech Experience, which includes a series of programs for the West Charlotte community aimed at helping families there build better digital sk

Accumulating phones: Aid and adaptation in phone access for the urban poor

This study draws on participant observation and interviews with low-income adults in Chicago to show how the poor stay connected to phone service and mobile Internet through the possession of multiple phones, including those subsidized by governme

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.

Worst Connected Cities 2017

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has released its fourth annual “Worst Connected Cities” ranking, based on US Census American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2017, which was released in Sept 2018 by the US Census Bureau.

Affordable Communication Is Under Attack

The support structures that assist low-income families cannot work unless those in need have functional means of communication.

Why Rural Communities of Color Are Left Behind: A Call for Intersectional Demographic Broadband Data

Research already shows that existing disparities related to broadband access are not race-neutral. Logically, that means that the analysis of these disparities should also not be race-neutral.

Five Digital Inclusion Trends in the United States

Here's five important trends that are driving broadband access and digital inclusion in the United States. Underlying these trends is the drive to streamline regulation and create the incentive for broadband infrastructure investment.