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Digital Divide

NBP Anniversary Coincides With Considerable Steps Forward

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The merger of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will enable rapid broadband coverage for most of the nation -- including many lower-income and rural communities that have been largely underserved.

Mobile Broadband Key to Empowering Today's Youth to be Tomorrow's Leaders

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) is proud to be at the forefront of using mobile broadband to make an impression on educational advancements.

Winning the Future With Wireless

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

There seems to be a growing recognition among policymakers that wireless services and devices are key to "winning the future."

What Amy Chua and President Obama Have in Common: Parenting and New Trends in Home Learning

Elisabeth Stock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elisabeth Stock

We must heed the President's call to invest in both education and broadband, but to do so in a way that dovetails the two to promote greater learning in the homes of students at all income levels.

Digital Divide: Only 60 Percent Of Rural Homes Use Broadband

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. — After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that ...

Minorities Like Me, The Minority-Led Startup Gap and What It Means for Our Future

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

For the past two years I've been spreading the message that people of color are missing out on the technology startup revolution. It's a topic that almost no one wants to touch.

Education Apps Not Enough To Bridge The Digital Divide

Audrey Watters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Audrey Watters

Is the great promise of greater access to more knowledge and technology only coming to those who can afford smart-phones?

Teachings From Our Past and the Opportunities for Our Future

Danny Bakewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Bakewell

Disparities in areas like education, health care and employment continue to serve as substantial obstacles for black communities across the country. The key to advancement is well within our reach thanks to the new technologies at our fingertips.

Let's Use the Technology of Today to Build an Even Better Tomorrow

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Wireless technologies present a real opportunity to uplift communities that have been economically marginalized since the Reconstruction Era -- both in providing new opportunity and enabling all Americans to access this opportunity.

Low Income Cell Phone Customers Can Think for Themselves

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Low income people -- the underserved -- don't need the FCC to decide, for them, how they can spend their money.

An Opening for Digital Learning

Lucy Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lucy Friedman

Will these tools to help students go further, faster and be available to kids who have the farthest to go?

The Real State of the Union Winners: Underserved Americans

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Expanded access to the next generation of wireless services will generate major economic growth and rapid job creation, fostering crucial economic empowerment in communities of color.

Are We Ready to Respond to the President's Call for Innovation and Universal Access?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

President Obama's State of the Union showed that the president has realized that wireless broadband access is the key to having a country that is truly connected.

A Dual Plan Hatched @CES to Tackle the Digital Divide

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

As we look forward, we must continue to work with public policy makers and the private sector on approaches to lower the cost of broadband so that Americans have equal access to the good jobs and economic and educational opportunities.

Pass The iPad? Why Low Performing Schools Need Digital Media

Craig Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Craig Watkins

What if young people were encouraged to view their mobile phones, cameras, and iPods as learning devices and tools for critical citizenship and engagement in their communities?

Will Mobile Supply Meet Minority Mobile Demand in 2011?

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

With all the challenges minorities face in this country with broadband adoption, we still outpace other demographics when it comes to adoption in the ...

The FCC Vote: A Fresh Start for the New Year

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

No, the Net Neutrality plan is not perfect, but it gives the business community a reason to invest in our country's future. That's a positive step in the right direction.

The Path Forward: Investment and Opportunity

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Straightforward regulatory guidelines from the FCC will lift the cloud of uncertainty for businesses and investors. The telecommunications sector is no different than any other business entity.

An Open Letter to James Rucker

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The FCC has spent significant time hearing from a wide range of interested parties and it has diligently worked to develop a plan that takes all of those points of reference into account.

When Adoption is the Goal, Compromise Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

The fact that the rhetoric has continued even when there's a prospective solution in sight raises serious questions about why certain folks are so vested in seeing this net neutrality fray continue.

Black Friday Gave Us a Glimpse of What the Digital Underclass Might Look like

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

When you hear all the talk in the media over the next few weeks start asking the question: Who is fighting for the people on track to be a part of the digital underclass.

Merger of Mobile and Government Means You 2.0

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Mobility is the key. Government 2.0 and it's namesake online "Gov 2.0" are already looking down the tunnel of version one -- i.e. social media. Versi...

Expanding Internet Adoption: Think Federally, Act Locally

Robert Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Steele

It's critical that Congress and the FCC focus on the goal of universal broadband and not get distracted by divisive internet regulation policies, such as net neutrality legislation, that suck the energy out of the process.

Digital Nation: Progress in the Making, but Still a Long Way to Go

Navarrow Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Navarrow Wright

Our digital nation is still divided along the lines of race and socio-economic status. The key to increased home broadband adoption is not a one size fits all approach.

Technology Is the Key to Equity in Access to Quality Health Care

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

Advanced technologies in our hospitals will improve the well-being of Americans by shortening hospital stays, decreasing re-admissions and providing electronic prescriptions, among other things.