Keeping Tabs on the Digital Divide

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Weekly Wrap-up, November 12, 2015

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Watch a video about ArizonaOn, which launched in August and is working to help end the digital divide in Arizona.

This week, Cox Communications announced that it is doubling Internet Speeds and adding in-home Wifi for families who enroll in Connect2Compete program.

A throwback: In 1995, this Newsweek article had some different thoughts about the influence the Internet will have in everyday life.

The city of Philadelphia is on its way to partner with Comcast to provide Internet service to some of its most underserved residents. Take a look at the proposed deal.

In rural Mississippi, there is still quite a digital divide. Luckily, there are some folks that are working to change that.  “Broadband is as essential to this country’s infrastructure as electricity was 110 years ago or the Interstate Highway System 50 years ago,” said Roberto Gallardo in this article from Wired, “If you don’t have access to the technology, or if you don’t know how to use it, it’s similar to not being able to read and write.”

The city of Philadelphia is partnering with Comcast to bring Internet to some of its most underserved population. Read about the deal here.


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