Browse Archives or

Digital Divide Archives

Penn. report details struggles of those without Internet at home

One in four Pennsylvania households don’t have Internet at home. According to a recent local report, families face many challenges without broadband and modern communications services. Read More »

Lifeline for broadband will help close the digital divide

Broadband is a necessity for all Americans, including low-income households. Read More »

White House initiative will bring broadband to low-income Americans

The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity. Read More »

CWA praises FCC for moving Lifeline update forward

The union praised the outcome of an FCC vote, which moves forward the rule-changing process to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

Lifeline advocates offer five principles for a quality broadband program

A letter from the Leadership Conference, CWA, and other organizations to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler offers five principles to ensure the updated Lifeline program meets the needs of communities in the 21st century. Read More »

Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

FCC: Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access. Read More »

FCC’s Connect America II offers $1.7B to expand rural broadband service

The FCC is launching Phase II of the Connect America Fund, a program that aims to expand broadband to over 8.5 million rural Americans. Read More »

Pew study details “homework gap”

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly 1/3 of low-income households with children do not have access to high-speed Internet. Read More »

Video relay brings hearing impaired into digital communications

This week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his blog to call attention to the vast world of video relay sign language interpreters. Read More »

Page 1 of 71 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »