Digital Divide

AT&T Setting Out to Connect More U.S. Residents to the Internet

Access from AT&T” is an Affordable Wireline Home Internet Option for Low-Income Households
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AT&T1 is making wireline home Internet service more affordable for low-income households starting today through Access from AT&T, a new program designed to help bridge the digital divide.

Bringing Boston’s Haitian Community Online

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About three years ago, Steve Hackley, a Boston area senior vice president at Comcast, bought lunch for a sales and marketing representative to reward her outstanding job performance.

Unknowingly, he also sparked the company’s relationship with a local nonprofit committed to helping one of Boston’s most under-resourced neighborhoods.

President Obama Highlights Cox’s Leadership in Internet Access for Low-Income Students and Families

Company Plans to Connect 100,000 Low-Income Americans to Connect2Compete Program in 2016
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March 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - President Barack Obama unveiled ConnectALL, an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the tools to take full advantage of the Internet.  As part of the announcement, Cox Communications was recognized for new investments it is making in Connect2Compete, its discounted Internet service program for low-income K-12 families. 

David L. Cohen: The Cruel Irony of the 'Digital Divide' and how it's Hurting Philadelphia

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For more than a decade, there has been a national debate about how to close the digital divide: the gap between those who are connected to high-speed Internet at home and those who are not. The issue not only has a profound impact on individual families, but also on our region's business owners, economy builders, and employers.

Marking A Technology Milestone For Club Kids

By Kimberly Boyd, National Vice President of Program, Training and Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America
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A year ago this month, we joined Comcast NBCUniversal on an extended journey to provide the latest technology tools and skills to the more than 4 million youth served each year by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Already, that journey is taking us to some amazing places.

In Chicago, Emmanuel discovered there is much more to technology than Facebook and selfies.

In Tucson, Josiah began writing his own short stories and created a digital portfolio to store his work.

Creating a Continuum of Connectivity in Baltimore

By Karima Zedan, Senior Director, Internet Essentials from Comcast
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Students know better than anyone that the Internet is a crucial tool in today’s world, especially when it comes to doing homework. On Oct. 28, Comcast hosted an event at the Towanda Community Center in Baltimore to announce Maryland’s first Internet Essentials Learning Zone. The Learning Zone, designed to support students by bringing the Internet to community centers, computer labs, after school programs, and home creates a continuum of connectivity that can last all day long.

As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

by Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco
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Cisco CSR sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

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Cisco CSR sponsors The Huffington Post's ImpactX section.

Is Technology Moving Us Forward or Holding Us Back?

By: Michael Norris
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We love technology. We live in a digital world. On our wrists or through our fingertips, most of us are connected to a device 24/7.  Technology is present in almost every aspect of daily life.  Growing numbers of people would rather communicate over social networks, email or text then to have a face to face conversation. 

Washington Post Live Convenes Oct. 8 Forum: “Bridging the Digital Divide”

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Tune into the livestream from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET at http://wapo.st/digdivide or follow along with the discussion using hashtag #digdivide2015. 

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Tune into the livestream from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET at http://wapo.st/digdivide or follow along with the discussion using hashtag #digdivide2015. 

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