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Utilizing HBCUs, Black Churches to Bridge Digital Divide
Technology
Utilizing HBCUs, Black Churches to Bridge Digital Divide
2022-04-20 23:12:42
by Madeline Hughes

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — Implementation of internet and cell phone service was never equitable across the country. Much of the divide is rural versus urban, with population masses driving disparities. Race also plays a significant factor in the likelihood someone has... Read More

NewDEAL Forum Publishes Recommendations to Improve Broadband Access
Broadband
NewDEAL Forum Publishes Recommendations to Improve Broadband Access
2022-02-10 17:09:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new report from a Washington-based nonprofit offers a blueprint for how states and cities can most effectively address inequities in access to high-speed Internet with funding newly made available by the federal government. Published by the NewDEAL... Read More

A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
Education
A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles

When April Schneider's children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed tablets. No more days of missed lessons because her... Read More

House Democrats Urge Biden to Permanently Close Digital Divide
Congress
House Democrats Urge Biden to Permanently Close Digital Divide
2021-07-21 20:42:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to permanently close the nation’s digital divide by targeting federal investments in broadband to the hardest to reach areas, while also providing a permanent, federally-funded broadband benefit program to financially vulnerable... Read More

House, Senate Democrats Say Time Has Come for Internet for All
Congress
House, Senate Democrats Say Time Has Come for Internet for All
2021-03-12 14:49:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House and Senate Democrats assembled at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to unveil a new $94 billion proposal to make broadband internet more accessible and affordable nationwide, striking a blow at the digital inequalities that have become all-too-apparent during... Read More

Permanent Solutions Needed to Close Digital Divide
Technology
Permanent Solutions Needed to Close Digital Divide
2021-02-18 14:49:34
by Victoria Turner

Substantial federal help is needed to assure affordable broadband access to disadvantaged communities, according to Wednesday’s witnesses before the House Commerce and Energy Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The virtual hearing, entitled “Connecting America: Broadband Solutions to the Pandemic... Read More

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