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...?
The Center for Digital Government has awarded those cities and towns which have innovatively used technology to ?expand access to government services, promote citizen engagement, increase transparency, reduce costs and improve the lives of residents.?
?African Americans are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to look for a job, and particularly when it comes to using mobile devices and social media for that purpose...?
In two linked actions in the New York area, Verizon seems determined to give customers worse, not better service ? and consumers aren?t happy.
BiblioTech, a new bookless library, offers computers, iPads and e-books to a low-income San Antonio neighborhood.
"We have witnessed customers chasing down Verizon service trucks requesting service only to be disappointed that their homes were on a street excluded from the FiOS buildout.??
New York City has created a Wired Certification system called WiredNYC that officials referred to it as a kind of ?LEED for Broadband? certification.
Cablevision technician Clarence Adams told a House subcommittee, ?I never thought that a big corporation could violate my rights and the government would let them get away with it.?
The FCC opened the issue of E-Rate expansion to the public and has received literally hundreds of comments -- most urging expansion. And some of the encouragement has come from unexpected sources.
According to the latest Pew research on the subject, 91 percent of Americans own a cell phone and nearly two-thirds of them use those phones to go online ? a seven percent jump since the same time in 2012.