Keeping Tabs on the Digital Divide

The LinkAge

Weekly Wrap-Up July 31, 2015

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Learn more about the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) and its digital inclusion program. HACA, who will serve as a mentor to the other cities in the ConnectHome pilot program, has developed a first-in-the-nation approach to helping low-income public housing residents access basic broadband, digital literacy training, devices, and other essential programs and services through the Internet.

“It is so important that every child be given the same opportunities to build a brighter future and achieve their dreams,” said the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez said.

Can you imagine a life without Internet? Read this editorial from Van Jones, the president of Dream Corps and Rebuild the Dream. “ When you stop to think about it, one thing becomes clear: access to fast and reliable broadband is just as essential now as electricity was during the last century,” he writes.

Things will be changing soon for EBS spectrum. Learn more about the financial side the leasing and about the annual spectrum lease auction held in October.

For the next several months, WiMAX.com and Cisco will be featuring weekly topics and perspectives from the WiMAX & wireless broadband industries. For this week’s report, they visited with Ball State University, a cutting-edge wireless research university, to better understand their WiMAX developments and opportunities they see for innovation and growth.


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