Digital Divide

The Biden administration’s bipartisan infrastructure law, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), provides a $30 monthly discount on internet bills for eligible households. On May 9th, President Biden announced that since some internet providers have plans that cost no more than $30, eligible families who qualify for the ACP benefit can receive high speed internet at […]

Providing digital inclusion and parity to people in Charlotte and surrounding communities is critically important to Bruce Clark.  As Executive Director of Digital Charlotte, an organization that deliver digital and media literacy resources to their communities, Clark is on the front lines in efforts to close the digital divide in North Carolina. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ Ron […]

There are far too many children in our communities struggling with both inadequate internet access and purchasing computers that will help bolster academic excellence.   Whether these children are from rural communities or urban areas, the dearth of computers and internet access strikes a similar chord.  ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host Ron Holland delves into the issue with […]

The first African-American and woman becomes Library of Congress' new chief executive. She's widely praised for promoting technology at libraries in low-income neighborhoods.

For African-Americans and Hispanics --- two groups that strongly prefer using mobile devices to access the Internet -- the benefits of the free-data plans are particularly clear.

I was in the middle of my Sunday ritual of reading the tech sections of various publications when I came across a story on the New York Times website that discussed the level of effectiveness of classroom software as a means to improve leaning opportunities for youth across the company. I agree that this topic […]