Digital Divide

Op-Ed: Harnessing tech innovation for the SDGs – Leaving no-one behind

<b>By: Mary-Jean Nleya *</b><p>The 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) runs until Monday 25 September. Speeches from different heads of state commenced …

Innovation

Labor condemns NBN installation success rate sitting at 90 percent | ZDNet

If there was a one in 10 chance your food would make you sick, you wouldn't call that a success, Stephen Jones has said.<p>Shadow Minister for Regional …

Broadband

#EdShift Chat: How To Make J-Schools More Inclusive

If journalists, educators and the public want to see changes reflected in newsrooms, we must start in the classroom. Newsrooms and classrooms alike …

Miami

Michigan schools closing the 'digital divide,' report says

Michigan has made good progress making sure schools have access to affordable high-speed internet, but 157,490 students - out of about 1.5 million …

Education

New Documentary Explores the Digital Divide

The United States is likely to reach the goal of making sure every single public school has access to the internet by 2020, according to …

Education

Can We Build A Global Internet From Swarms Of Satellites And Tech-Company-Backed Balloons?

As it becomes more and more necessary for every citizen to have internet access in order to take advantage of the modern economy, a new system of space-based internet is trying to close the digital divide.<p>Ten years ago, the world population was 6.6 billion; 3 billion of those people lacked access …

Innovation

Queenslanders lagging behind in Australia's great digital divide

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it also showed older Australians were finding digital services harder to access, as were Indigenous and regional …

Australian News

The UN Says the Global Digital Divide Could Become a Yawning Chasm - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Today<p>The UN Says the Global Digital Divide Could Become a Yawning Chasm<p>More than 52 percent of people on …

Broadening our broadband

Every day in cities across the nation people are having groceries delivered to their front doors after they have ordered online or through an app on …

Net Neutrality

Senators blast internet subsidy program

Senators on the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on Thursday criticized a subsidy program for phone and internet access, which was …

FCC

Signs of digital distress

By Adie Tomer, Elizabeth Kneebone, Ranjitha ShivaramThe internet is now a fundamental component of the American economy, creating new ways to …

Telecoms

The Digital Divide in the United States' Public Schools Is an Issue of Access

As students across the country begin returning to school this month, you might imagine their school leaders consumed by last-minute hiring decisions, …

Education

America's Growing Digital Poverty, and What One Company is Doing About It

Sparrow Mobile combats the digital divide by providing technology to the disadvantaged.<p>Digital poverty "is the civil rights issue of our time," says Matthew Bauer, an entrepreneur who's made it his business to crusade against it. "Without a mobile phone, you can't get housing or a job," he …

Innovation

Digital Divide Most Glaring in Low-Income Communities

Despite the continued proliferation of the internet and new digital devices, many low-income communities still lack internet access.<p>Slightly less …

Government Technology

Robots are upon us! — Coming skills shortage — Germany’s digital divide

We need to rethink how we secure skilled labor in Germany.”<br>— <i>German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles, August 30</i><p>INDUSTRY VOICE | IDEAS INTO …

European News

The Prospects for the Sum of All Human Knowledge in Wikipedia in Indigenous Languages

Wikipedia stimulus workshop on Mayan language, Day 2, at Casa Palomeque in Mérida, Yucatán. Photo by Luisalvaz with CC BY-SA 4.0 …

Liberal View

Boards Can’t Wait for CEOs to Prioritize Digital Change

Is your board willing to be a driving force in the digitization of the company, or are you content to sit back and watch as born-digital companies transform one industry after another? Boards must recognize the unstoppable forces at play and drive their CEOs to reinvent the business while they …

Harvard Business Review

Fintech pushes EU to explore changes to bank software rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union banks facing increasing competition from financial technology firms could find it easier to invest in software …

FinTech

Man charged $500 fee by internet provider after losing home to B.C. wildfire

Company relents after social media backlash: 'It's extremely regrettable and it should have never happened'<p>A rural Internet provider refused to let a …

British Columbia

Almost 40 per cent of SMEs not online as Amazon heads Down Under

Small and medium Kiwi businesses risk being left behind in the global retail race says a senior Spark executive.The chief executive of Spark Home, …

New Zealand News

Study: In Use of Advanced EHR Functions, Digital Divide is Emerging

Heather LandiWhile most hospitals have adopted electronic health records (EHRs), a recent study found evidence that use of advanced EHR functions …

Digital Health

Broadband Infrastructure Alone Does Not Bridge the Digital Divide

Internet access, particularly a high quality, high-speed broadband connection, has become a key requirement for successful integration into the …

Net Neutrality

How Singapore Is Introducing Coding to Early Learners

« What is the Future of Classroom Management? | Main | Is Your School Ready for the Future of Education? »<p>| No comments<p>By Adrian Lim<p>My country, …

Kids

Comcast program tackles 'cruel irony' of digital divide

From left to right, Adamari Lopez, Comcast Internet Essentials Hispanic Spokesperson; Sandy Close, NAM Executive Director; David Cohen, Senior …

Philippines

Our Shared Responsibility

There is a provocative saying attributed to the 20th-century Polish writer Stanisław Lec: Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. Library …

Librarianship

New NAPLAN platform highlights digital divide

A Deakin University digital education expert has raised concerns the new NAPLAN digital program could leave behind disadvantaged or less tech-savvy …

Education

A Faster, More Rural Internet

High-speed service is as essential for rural residents as it is for city-dwellers.<p>Of the many divides between urban and rural America -- political, cultural, sartorial -- the hardest to justify may be technological. Fast internet service is a necessity of modern life, yet it is far rarer for rural …

Business

The new #DataMustFall battleground

He says that in their current form, the changes "would allow operators to continue punishing the poor for being poor".<p>Prepaid subscribers, who are …

Regulation

Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Comcast will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.

Internet

4 Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide Through Internet Essentials – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15 /CSRwire/ - Today, Comcast Corporation announced that its acclaimed Internet Essentials program, the nation’s largest and most …

CSR