Author: Alana O'Brien

San José Digital Inclusion Strategy

San José leaders have devised a plan to provide every student with broadband access adn digital tools, calling on private technology companies to help bridge the digital divide as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to broaden the gap.  After approving an update to teh digital inclusion […]

Partnerships can Close the Digital Divide

In California, COVID-19 and school closures have exposed the depth of the digital divide.  But in San Jose, the state and private partners have a strategy that boosts digital inclusion and could be a model nation wide.

Digital Divide Runs Deep With Distance Learning

Several state legislators are calling on service providers to do more for low-income families during school closures, saying that their constituents aren’t able to benefit from the deals or simply don’t know about them. The California Emerging Technology Fund has published a list of recommendations […]

Rural County Helps Closes Academic and Digital Divides

Expanding broadband access in all regions has been a priority of the California Economic Summit and the 2020 Summit Roadmap, working with CETF, the Regional Broadband Consortia, members of the Summit's Elevate Rural Initiative, and the Governor's Broadband for All initiative.