Keeping Tabs on the Digital Divide

The LinkAge

Weekly Wrap-up: November 06, 2015

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How can public libraries support broadband adoption? Read about some of the best practices here.

This week at the Congress of Cities event in Nashville, TN, Next Century Cities and the National League of Cities, in partnership with Google Fiber, are announcing the winners of the first-ever Digital Inclusion Leadership Awards. Find out which six cities are leading the way to bring more people online.

Google is moving forward with plans to expand Google Fiber into the heart of Silicon Valley, potentially making San Jose the first city in California and fourth in the nation to carry the Mountain View technology giant’s lightning-fast fiber Internet and TV service. Read more from San Jose Mercury News.

This week, Common Sense Media released a report technology and teenagers. According to the report, teens in lower-income households face a digital divide, as” they fewer desktop, laptop and tablet computers to use at home than their higher-income peers,” says a New York Times article. And, this means they are being left behind not only socially, but also with jobs and education. Learn more here.


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