The initiative, which aims to bring internet connection to some of the city’s poorest households, was launched in 2016 but ramped up once the pandemic forced kids into distance learning. The San José City Council also voted unanimously to amend the city’s contract with the […]
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 […]
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.
It’s 7a.am, and I turn on the computer to begin my daily shelter-in-place, work-from-home routine. I give little thought the the fact that I’m privileged to have high-speed Inernet access at home and the technology to go online. Sadly, that is not the case for thousands […]
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 […]