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Beyond Convenience: For Refugees, Internet Access Can Be as Important as Food

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Danielle Sabrina

We often conceptualize Internet access as a convenience, but not as something that's crucial to survival. In fact, millennials, who more openly depe...

Internet and Development: A Reality-Check

Constance Bommelaer de Leusse | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Constance Bommelaer de Leusse

How can we create a more inclusive Internet? What are the practical steps we can take to expand global connectivity? Last week, leaders from some of t...

Engaged Voters Are Internet-Connected Voters

Sarah Pike | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Sarah Pike

That's a big portion of voters that many local politicians are missing. And for those low-income, limited-access groups who prioritize social media, those platforms may be one of the only venues they have to get involved with local politics.

This Container Brings Internet To People In Need, Refugees In Remote Areas

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.11.2016 | Good News

Here is an idea that really delivers. ZubaBox is a shipping container converted into a solar-powered internet café or classroom for people in need li...

Expanding Internet connectivity for global development

John Garrity | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Last week in Nairobi, over 700 people gathered to discuss how information and communications technologies (ICTs) are being utilized around the world t...

Internet Access Isn't Just A Tech Issue. It's A Civil Rights Issue.

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.23.2016 | Technology

In major metropolitan areas across the U.S., unequal access to the Internet is cutting some people off from a better future. Citizens on the wrong sid...

Surprising Number Of Americans Would Chop Off A Finger To Stay Online

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.25.2016 | Technology

Americans love the Internet. Some love it so much that they'd rather chop off a finger than stay offline forever, according to a new survey. In March,...

This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sided with the striking Verizon workers this week, Democratic congressional candi...

The New Road to Development: Paving the Way to Global Connectivity

Catherine A. Novelli | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Catherine A. Novelli

The Internet holds the potential to become the most equal-opportunity platform for economic empowerment the world has ever known. Yet the only way to realize this goal is for the entire planet -- yes, every one of the world's nearly seven-and-a-half billion inhabitants -- to gain affordable Internet access.

Inequality in Online Services Can Worsen the Educational Achievement Gap

Bob Hildreth | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Access to the internet is increasing rapidly, and many organizations, whether they are non-profit, for-profit or governmental, have transitioned to the web, and many are only operating online.

These Balloons Could Soon Expand Internet Access To Millions

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons could soon give Internet access to millions more people around the world -- and potentially save lives. Research show...

The Government Just Made It Cheaper For Some People To Use The Internet

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology

The Internet just got a little cheaper for some families -- but experts say lowering the price is not enough to help low-income Americans get online. ...

The Rock and Roll Superintendent Making a Difference

Margaret Moodian | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Margaret Moodian

Southern California's Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is one of the poorest school districts in the United States, with most families...

For Poor Americans, Getting Online Is About More Than Just Cheap Internet

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.30.2016 | Technology

Internet access could soon get a whole lot cheaper for low-income Americans. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will consider a propo...

Gender Parity Starts With the Internet

Kathy Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kathy Brown

While we know there remains significant work to be done, I believe that women are already empowered to make a difference and to bring about change. We need to highlight their accomplishments and achievements so they serve as a beacon for other women and girls.

This Israeli Startup Thinks It Can Do Internet Better Than Facebook

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 02.29.2016 | Technology

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli startup Skyfi is looking to outflank Facebook and Google in a race to provide worldwide internet access by de...

A Solution To Closing The Gender Gap Is Literally In The Palm Of Your Hands

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology

Women in certain countries are less likely than men to own a key tool for fighting gender inequality: smartphones. A recent study by the Pew Research...

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Clear He's Against Colonialism In India

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stood up for India Wednesday after board member Marc Andreessen insulted the country with what appeared to be a pro-colon...

Facebook Just Smashed 'Six Degrees Of Separation' To Bits

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology

You've heard of six degrees of separation? It's the theory that you and pretty much any random stranger can be linked through a chain of up to six soc...

NYC's Links Vital for LGBT

Chris Wood | Posted 01.07.2017 | Queer Voices
Chris Wood

To a disheartened, forgotten, and frustrated LGBT youth - homeless, scared, and desperate - access to the internet can be everything. It can be access to support, to services, to friends. It can be the ability to find shelter for the night, food for the day, and a coat for the cold.

A Giant Leap in 2016? Africa Is Narrowing its Techno-Gap

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.31.2016 | Technology
David Tereshchuk

Though for many of us the year ahead may look pretty dismal, 2016 promises one great breakthrough - a major step toward ending Africa's particular and hobbling form of the great Digital Divide.

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

Global Internet Growth Is Slowing Down, U.N. Reports

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology

GENEVA (Reuters) -- Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world's population is still offline,...

Solve Literacy, Digital Literacy Will Follow

Brij Kothari | Posted 08.27.2016 | Education
Brij Kothari

September 8 is International Literacy Day. Even though Google's recent restructuring has nothing to do with literacy, it is a curious fact that the parent company that Larry Page and Sergey Brin created, is called, Alphabet. As Larry wrote in his blog, speaking for Sergey and himself:

White House Wants To Close Homework Gap

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

The White House launched a new Housing and Urban Development program Wednesday to connect low-income households in dozens of communities to the Intern...