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Daniel Kent
Daniel Kent is founder and executive director of Net Literacy, an all-volunteer, student-run nonprofit that bridges the digital divide through its digital literacy and digital inclusion programs. Net Literacy has provided increased computer access to over 250,000 individuals, cited by the E.U.'s Commission on Digital Inclusion's Report for best practices, highlighted in the National Broadband Plan presented to Congress, and endorsed by Internet associations representing 270,000 Internet companies on six continents. Kent has authored several whitepapers on Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Broadband Adoption, and other technology issues. He is currently an MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Entries by Daniel Kent

Why Is the Computer Science Education Act Now the Most Broadly Co-Sponsored Education Bill in the House?

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Underpinning what is now known as the Third Industrial Revolution, computers and information technology have influenced the the direction of our nation and redefined social norms and youths' aspirations. Towards the beginning of this transformation, users of information and communications technology (ICT) were self-instructed, frequently tinkering around in their spare...

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Should Information and Communications Technology Experts Have a Seat at the Table During the Rio+20 Summit?

(5) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 2:30 PM

In late June, leaders from around the world will meet in Rio de Janeiro with thousands of individuals from public and private sectors to discuss how to "reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want." This...

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Not Just Tomorrow's Leaders

(1) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 9:20 AM

This is part of our new series "Gen: Change," in partnership with Youth Service America, featuring stories from the 25 most influential and powerful young people in the world. Click here to read more about Daniel and his amazing story....

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The National Digital Literacy Corps

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 10:23 AM

One hundred million Americans do not have high speed Internet at home, and 18 million Americans live in areas with little or no broadband infrastructure. Most Americans who are offline have the ability to connect to broadband; but they choose not to do so.


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