Category Digital Divide

Get Online Week! How Broadband Benefits Everyone and How You Can Help Others Get Online

It is Get Online Week in the UK! How awesome is this? Businesses and the government have teamed up in order to persuade Internet virgins to try out and use the World Wide Web. The UK Get Online Week was launched on Monday and will run from 18th to 24th October 2010. The week-long national […]

Post at Broadband for America: Libraries Are Essential for Bridging the Gap

A while back I was approached to write a guest post for Broadband for America. I jumped at the chance to let others (outside of libraries) know how importance of the role of libraries in equal access to broadband. Read the post Libraries Are Essential to Bridging the Broadband Gap and the Digital Opportunity Gap As we see a […]

Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide Part 2

Jason Griffey and I are having a discussion via our blogs regarding mobile phones and the digital divide to catch up first read my original post Why Mobile Phone Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide then read Jason’s response Why mobile phones are one key to the digital divide. This is my response to his post. Jason states: […]

Why Mobile Phones Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide

Earlier this week  I tweeted I whole heartedly, unequivocally disagree with this! Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide  Which linked to this article from, Pew Internet and American life – Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide | Interview with Aaron Smith. In which Smith says “I think mobile is playing a key […]

Mobile Phones Are Not The Key to Bridging the Digital Divide

Something new to consider as we consider broadband access as a universal right – mobile phones. NPR looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on Mobile Access.  Does 3G (and soon to be 4G) speed qualify as broadband access? NPR quotes these stats from Pew African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos continue […]

The Digital Divide Does Not Discriminate

This short video is from the March 9, 2010 FCC summit to discuss the need to include all Americans in the digital age.  It gives clear examples of the need for access and the skills to use the internet across a diverse segment of the population. People need universal access to broadband and the skills […]

Should Broadband Access be a Right? I Say Yes

And I’m not alone. Countries such as France, Greece, Estonia, Spain and Finland have already moved to make it a right for their citizens. I know this can be a complicated topic to discuss,  as Ange Fitzpatrick points when cast against the civil rights and women’s rights struggles internet access seems laughable. Thomas Jefferson admirably covers […]


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