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Internet-connected Opportunity for All?

Colleagues,

"Opportunity for All?" by Victoria Rideout and Vikki S. Katz is a new report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop on how low-income families in the U.S. use (or don't use) the Internet for information searching and learning.

Below are the key findings. I would especially  like to call your attention to these four:

1. The issue of under-connectedness,

3. The poor reach of discounted Internet access programs,

Is the Digital Divide now Widening, no longer Narrowing?

Colleagues,

A new Pew Research Center Report, Home Broadband 2015, by John B. Horrigan and Maeve Duggan, finds that "The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued, and more rely on their smartphones for online access.... It now stands at 67% of Americans, down slightly from 70% in 2013, a small but statistically significant difference which could represent a blip or might be a more prolonged reality. This change moves home broadband adoption to where it was in 2012."

Comcast Makes Multi-Million $ Commitment To Broadband Access, Literacy, and disabilities

Colleagues,

This announcement may be of interest to those who care about broadband access, disabilities, and digital literacy. It looks like this initiative will primarily impact these cities: Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. For more information:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/comcast-makes-multi-million-commitment-access-literacy/129412

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

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