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Alibaba Deploys Artificial Intelligence To Help Bridge Digital Divide

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By Ivy Yu , Chloe Shen

Alibaba Group is helping to close the digital divide with artificial intelligence (AI) that aides the elderly and visually impaired gain access to daily services, from transport to online shopping.

Closing the Digital Divide, Ericsson's Erik Ekudden Discusses How

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How can we close the digital divide and open paths to prosperity?

  1. Government can foster an investment-friendly environment to encourage the rollout of high-performing networks.
  2. Industry and government can partner to provide digital literacy skills for children and the workforce of the future.

With the benefits of modern connectivity and digitalization clear, these are two concrete ways to help get networks up and running and give people the skills to benefit from digital technologies.

Verizon Bridging NYC Digital Divide: $3M Pledge, Free Internet Offer

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  • Verizon’s $3 million commitment to eight NYC-based organizations bolster STEM education, digital access and online learning
  • Verizon supporting STEM events June 9 at Williamsburg Community Center in Brooklyn, Beacon Community Center on Lower East Side
  • Through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Fios Forward, income-qualifying customers can receive free home internet
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  • Verizon’s $3 million commitment to eight NYC-based organizations bolster STEM education, digital access and online learning
  • Verizon supporting STEM events June 9 at Williamsburg Community Center in Brooklyn, Beacon Community Center on Lower East Side
  • Through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Fios Forward, income-qualifying customers can receive free home internet

Private Wireless Helps Schools Close the Digital Divide

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When the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surged in January 2022, schools and campuses across the US had to decide once again whether to revert to online learning to protect the health of students, teachers and support staff. The decision was tougher this time because those making it understood the impact that previous lockdowns had on students that did not have access to reliable internet services at home.

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Big News From Verizon on Bridging the Digital Divide!

By Donna Epps, Verizon, SVP, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances
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Verizon announced that for the first time, we are offering free Internet through our Fios Forward program to customers who qualify for the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). With Fios Forward and ACP, qualifying customers will have access to premium high-speed Internet (with speeds starting at 200 Mbps for downloads and uploads) without data caps, extra fees or router costs, helping them maintain connectivity for virtual learning, remote work, telehealth visits and more.

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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Pro Bono Perspectives S3E22: Dan Noyes, Tech Goes Home

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Last week, Tech Goes Home Co-CEO Dan Noyes joined host Danielle Holly at Common Impact’s Skills for Cities for a Community Conversation on the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

Cross-Sector Solutions for Digital Inclusion

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Happy International Internet Day! This week during Common Impact's Skills for Cities Fall 2021, CEO Danielle Holly moderated a Community Conversation exploring the role cross-sector partnerships can play in addressing the digital divide and advancing racial equity.

Closing the American Digital Divide This Decade

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We have just released a point-of-view paper suggesting that it is possible to close the American digital divide—between those who, by virtue of their location, can access high-speed internet and those that can’t—in this decade. But it will not happen without changing our perspectives about what matters most and the technologies we will use to close the digital divide.

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We have just released a point-of-view paper suggesting that it is possible to close the American digital divide—between those who, by virtue of their location, can access high-speed internet and those that can’t—in this decade. But it will not happen without changing our perspectives about what matters most and the technologies we will use to close the digital divide.

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