Digital Divide

Qualcomm Wireless Reach's mWomen Programs

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Mobile can empower women and transform their lives by providing access to information, services, health information and care, financial services, and job opportunities. Accelerating women's ownership of mobile phones provides life-changing information and services for women in underserved communities. Bridging the gender gap in mobile usage ultimately brings the benefits of mobile to women, their families, and communities.

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Technology Collaboration to Close the Digital Divide

Intel, AWS and Megh Computing collaborate to close the digital divide in an underserved community.
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June 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of Intel’s $50 million Pandemic Response Technology Initiative to combat COVID-19, Intel, AWS and Megh Computing today announced a collaboration to deploy a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) private network solution that will cover a three-quarter-mile area and enable remote learning with broadband access as an essential service for an underserved community in Sacramento, California.

Nothing Virtual About It: How Digital Tools Are Improving Farmers' Lives

by Liam Condon, Board of Management of Bayer AG and President Crop Science
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From small farms to large-scale operations, digital tools are transforming agriculture and improving the way millions of farmers around the world protect their crops and their livelihoods.
 

Comcast Utilizes NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash to Help Close the Digital Divide

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PHILADELPHIA, April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With the popular four-race Xfinity Dash 4 Cash program returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, Comcast is continuing its commitment to closing the digital divide by unveiling plans for a brand-new WiFi-Connected Lift Zone in the Martinsville, VA, community.

Trust, Ease of Use and Accessibility: New Booz Allen Survey Analyzes How COVID-19 Has Impacted Use of Digital Government Services

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In the name of increasing access, convenience, efficiency, and equity, federal agencies have been digitizing and modernizing services, from business loan applications to veteran health benefits. While COVID-19 has increased adoption of online government, many people still prefer engaging with agencies by phone, mail, and in person—and some even perceive these methods as faster. 

Which groups haven’t been going online for government information and services? What obstacles stand in their way—and how can agencies address these barriers? 

P&G Helps Address Education's Digital Divide

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The Take On Race coalition of leading companies will help eliminate inequities by providing access and advancement for people of color.

Our partnership One Million Connected Devices Now is one way we’re stepping forward to #LeadWithLove.

 

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States

Grant is in Partnership with Truist Cares COVID-19 Relief Efforts
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021, /3BL Media/ — The Internet Society today announced a new grant program, Expanding Potential in Communities, or Truist EPIC Grant, to support broadband initiatives that help alleviate disparities in education, employment and social welfare in the southeastern United States. These grants will expand broadband access in communities with complementary Internet connectivity solutions such as community networks.

Telemundo 44 and Comcast Present Latin American Youth Center with 200 Laptops & Complimentary Internet Essentials Service for Families

Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
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Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia

Duke Energy Donates $10,000 to Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C.

Funds will help ensure that all students now have online access
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Copeland Elementary School in Surry County, N.C., a $10,000 Duke Energy Renewables grant to fund the purchase of Chromebooks for students.

#DigitalGiveBack: Help Close the Digital Divide by Donating Your Unwanted Electronics To Students in Need

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Connectivity has never been more important, yet more than half of the world’s population is still missing out on its life-changing benefits, particularly in rural and developing regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the effects of this digital divide, as connectivity has become a lifeline for education, healthcare, work, and staying connected with loved ones. Further threatening equity in education is a scarcity of suitable devices for students to use in distance learning.

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