A rural Pennsylvania community expanded broadband internet services using GIS.
Posts Tagged: digital divide
The “digital divide” is about much more that broadband access. It’s also about access to devices, and the knowledge to use them. Here’s how North Carolina addresses it all.
The city of Dubuque, Iowa, used GIS technology to expand equitable broadband access.
“What we’re talking about here is expanding the reach of government services to more people.”
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for providing improved access to digital services. Agencies will need to provide a broad range of options to provide access to all citizens.
Government to citizen (G2C) interactions are being shaped to serve populations more effectively and gain trust and transparency from citizens.
At least 3.7 million households lack internet access according to a Census Bureau survey. Here is how one school ensures its students have connectivity.
To begin to solve a problem as big as digital inclusion, first you need to understand the causes.
Summary: The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on – are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies andRead… Read more »
Since 2011, federal agencies have surveyed Americans’ access to broadband on BroadbandMap.gov. In addition to visualizations on their website, you can download shapefiles for each state. When I first searched for Macon (my CfA partner city), I saw that most of the city was covered by multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs). What surprised me wereRead… Read more »