Private-Public Partnership

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.
Connect America is working with carriers to bring broadband access to more than 600,000 rural homes.
Retired educator Estella Pyfrom sunk her life savings into a computer-outfitted bus that bridges the South Florida digital divide.
The FCC handed out its annual awards for making communications technology accessible to disabled Americans.
The FCC's public-private digital training program is expanding to some 2800 locations.
The president announced a broadband construction program, and US Ignite, a project to develop new applications for industry and government.
Getting Seniors Online says low-income seniors have the lowest Internet adoptions rates, and while public programs help, they're inadequately funded.
A tech educators' group says that schools will need far more broadband access, and that we must increase investment.
Supporting minority business enterprise can help erase both the digital divide and the racial wealth divide.