Tag Archives: digital divide

50% Discount on Broadband

In an attempt to bridge the digital divide, the state of California has initiated the California Teleconnect Fund, which provides eligible organizations with a 50% discount on broadband and other communication services.  Eligible organizations include: Non-profits that offer one of the following services to the surrounding community Educational services Job placement and/or training 2-1-1 referral services Computer and Internet training …

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Narrowing the Digital Divide

Evidence shows that broadband usage can create significant economic benefits for those who adopt it, and conversely, it can create significant economic disadvantages for those who don’t. Internet access could make the difference between those who succeed and those who do not. That makes the findings of a 2011 study by the U.S. Department of Commerce so alarming: “Americans with disabilities …

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Better than Win-Win

You’ve heard of a win-win situation, right?  Well this is a win-win-win-win situation.  How can you not like it? Let’s back up a minute and start with the need, the gap to be filled, the problem to be solved.  Broadband skills and access are no longer just a nice thing to have.  Rather they are essential to working life in …

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