If you haven’t heard on March 16th the FCC submitted its National Broadband Plan to congress. I was excited to read it included a proposal for Digital Literacy Corps, so I’ve been following any news about it. On March 26th there was an international briefing (pdf) which included some more information.
Broadband.gov is a great resource of information about the FCC’s proposed National Broadband Plan. It also includes a broadband speed test, a form to report a broadband dead zone, progress on the plan and more.
I am intrigued by the Share Your Stories form. As far as I can tell submissions are not posted on the website. What are they using them for? I think it would be wonderful if they were made public. I also think libraries should allow patrons to share their stories with us. I’d love to hear stories from the community about how the library has helped them or could help them.
- FCC Proposes Digital Literacy Corps – be sure to read the comments.
- International Briefing on the U.S. National Broadband Plan
- Digital Literacy Corps to Bring Widespread Training?
- Key Takeaways for Libraries from FCC National Broadband Plan
- Why Foundations of All Kinds Should Promote Internet Access
- Plan Would Help Subsidize Access To Broadband By Luis Ubiñas
- FCC’s Broadband Action Agenda Fails to Address Training and Education
- Post at Broadband for America: Libraries Are Essential for Bridging the Gap
- The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate