Diversity

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it?s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian.
Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group.
In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission?s open Internet rule must be ?consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.?
Three Democratic FCC commissioners voted to modernize the E-rate program, adding an additional $2 billion to schools and libraries for improved Wi-Fi services.
Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities.
Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas."
Google became one of the few Silicon Valley tech companies to release its internal diversity data -- and the results aren't looking very good.
The Tenth Federal Circuit Court in Denver upheld the FCC?s right to use its $4.5 billion Connect America Fund to subsidize rural broadband.
According to the new Pew report, ?... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life ? 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.?
According to the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, ?Among (U.S.) households with incomes of $30,000 and less only 54% have access to broadband at home...?