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L.A. County Launches ‘WiFi Finder’ to Reduce Digital Divide During COVID-19
May 15, 2020
The L.A. County acknowledged the critical necessity for internet to be widely available across Los Angeles. Schools and other academic programs are only accessible online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to American Community Survey Data for L.A. County, approximately 210,000 children have a computer. However, they do not have access to a broadband, nearly 300,000 students do not have internet access.The L.A. Board of Supervisors announced the WiFi Finder; a tool co-created by the 2-1-1 and LA County, equips L.A. County residents with a “one-stop approach to getting access.” ... read more »
New Poll by The Partnership for L.A. Discusses Difficulties Regarding the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities
April 30, 2020
As the nation adjusts to the new normal, education remains a topic of discussion as students have been learning from home. With assistance from teachers, parents are now asked to homeschool their children, but the question for many lies in resources.   ... read more »
COVID-19: turns Pre-existing Issues into Devastating Tragedies; How the Digital Divide No Longer Can Remain on The Outskirts of Government Policy
April 16, 2020
Coronavirus exposed resources that are assisting with pre-existing issues: homelessness, unemployment, and health conditions by demographic. All the noted adversities evolved into tragedy and devastation, as coronavirus continues to attack more than the human body. The unsheltered have always been exposed to elements; that could possibly have ended their life. Those who lost their job or lived paycheck to paycheck, always were on the cliff with their feet dangling in front of an abyss of unmanageable financial responsibility. There has been a call to close the digital divide for 25 years now. ... read more »
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Forcing School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 2, 2020
Over 8000 educators statewide participated in a webinar conducted by Thurmond to go over guidance the California Department of Education issued to all school districts detailing how they can provide distance learning opportunities for students including those with disabilities and English learners.  ... read more »
Internet Hall of Fame Honors Larry Irving for His Crusade on the Digital Divide
October 31, 2019
Larry Irving understands the importance of meaningful connection. As the former Principal advisor of domestic and international telecommunications during the Bill Clinton presidency, he has fought to close what has been coined as the digital divide for decades and continued his battle all through his professional career, from 1975 to the present day. The digital divide illuminates the reality we live in; one out of seven children lives in a household without an internet connection. For his continual progress on closing that gap, he has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in September of this year. He is the first African American to do so. ... read more »
Latest Nielsen Report Shows Black Millennials Closing the Digital Divide
December 8, 2016
that shows black millennials (the 18-34 set) as being tech-savvy, socially and civically engaged, and growing in population ... read more »
Comcast’s Internet Essentials Helps Low-Income Families Bridge the Digital Divide
September 7, 2016
In five short years, the cable giant Comcast has achieved incredible success with its Internet Essentials program, connecting 750,000 low-income households to the power of the Web. ... read more »
Fight Over Free Digital Content Escalates
May 18, 2016
New Study Says Blacks and Latinos Would Benefit ... read more »
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