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Adult learners need digital literacy, too purpose

Oct. 26, 2021 12:19 pm

Adult learners need digital literacy, too

By combining traditional literacy and digital literacy education, this partnership between Comcast and Beyond Literacy wants to ensure that adult learners of all backgrounds have the tools needed to succeed.
How Temple’s Small Business Development Center is working to bridge the digital divide purpose

Oct. 12, 2021 8:44 am

How Temple’s Small Business Development Center is working to bridge the digital divide

With the new PA Digital Transformation eCommerce Program, the SBDC wants to help entrepreneurs thrive in the digital economy. It's also expanding to locations outside of North Philadelphia.
Digital access is foundational. What are local orgs doing to improve it? purpose

Oct. 6, 2021 11:32 am

Digital access is foundational. What are local orgs doing to improve it?

Last week we asked our community — via our daily newsletter — to tell us what they and/or their organizations are doing to help improve digital access in the region. Here are their responses.
PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says purpose

Aug. 18, 2021 9:31 am

PHLConnectED has enabled 18K+ internet connections in a year, the City says

Plus, here's how Philadelphia stands to benefit from the newly passed $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill.
Here are 5 ways the City of Philadelphia can better support broadband access for its residents purpose

Jul. 6, 2021 1:28 pm

Here are 5 ways the City of Philadelphia can better support broadband access for its residents

When it comes to digital access, there’s still work to be done to get everyone on a level playing field.
Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga purpose

Jun. 17, 2021 8:30 am

Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga

With the uptake of vaccinations and the drop in COVID cases and fatalities, the question is —will the urgency that forced the digital divide higher on the city’s priority list ultimately dissipate?
Comcast says it will invest $1B in digital equity and its Internet Essentials program in the next decade purpose

Mar. 25, 2021 9:00 am

Comcast says it will invest $1B in digital equity and its Internet Essentials program in the next decade

Since the program launched, it's served 10 million people nationwide and about 840,000 Greater Philadelphia residents, per Comcast.
Keyspots and entrepreneurship to get boost from new City programs purpose

Jan. 14, 2021 3:29 pm

Keyspots and entrepreneurship to get boost from new City programs

Verizon is partnering with the City of Philadelphia for the initiatives that will focus on enhancing digital resources via its public-access computer centers, as well as funding for founders.
Brandon Washington is fundraising for a collaborative workspace at 19th and Washington people

Dec. 16, 2020 10:10 am

Brandon Washington is fundraising for a collaborative workspace at 19th and Washington

The South Philly native wants to build 1901, a community hub that will offer high-speed internet, computers and tech education.
Racial disparities in telemedicine: A research roundup purpose

Dec. 2, 2020 1:56 pm

Racial disparities in telemedicine: A research roundup

Despite evidence of lower rates of telemedicine use among people of color, some research suggests that seeing patients in a standardized way on a screen might reduce providers’ biases and the resulting disparities in health care.

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