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Technology as Diversion from Social Inequality

W.J. Astore

Today, access to technology and its services is often associated with equality of opportunity in society.  In education, for example, getting computers and Internet service to low-income students is considered a vitally important step to students’ maturation and their skill sets in a competitive global marketplace.  395 more words

Society

ICANN New Global Indigenous Ambassador Program - expenses paid to meeting in United Arab Emirates

This would be a tremendous opportunity for the right person. And I’d love for that right person to be from Minnesota…

ICANN Announces Global Indigenous Ambassador Program…

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Policy

Blandin Digital Inclusion Summer Webinar Series - “Leave no one unconnected”

This summer the Blandin Foundation is focusing their monthly webinars on Digital Inclusion and highlighting some of the great speakers and content from the National Net Inclusion conference held in St Paul in May. 260 more words

Conferences

Understanding digital preparedness – 52% of Americans are digitally hesitant

Pew just released a recent report on Digital Readiness Gaps. Mostly I talk about access to technology; this report looks as interest and readiness to use technology. 267 more words

Digital Divide

Why Fiber: Should San Francisco Deploy a Fiber Broadband Network

In “Why Fiber?” our panelists establish why the City and County of San Francisco should, first, consider playing a greater role in the delivery of internet access to its residents, and second, if it decides to take that step, why it should choose to build out a fiber-optic network to every home and business across the entire City. 260 more words

Digital Divide

The Real Value of Wide Open

As our local employees have talked to customers during the process of bringing Wide Open Internet to everyone, some of our heaviest Internet users have expressed concerns about moving to a usage-based plan.   926 more words

Mid-Rivers

Digital Divide

The Digital Divide is a social issue. It refers to the differing amount of information between those who have broadband access and those who do not have access. 1,578 more words

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