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New NDIA maps show ACS data on Internet connection rates for every U.S. Census tract

From NDIA:

"NDIA today published six interactive maps showing the percentages of households with wireline broadband connections, and the percentage of households with no home Internet connection of any kind, for every Census tract in the United States.

The maps provide a uniquely detailed picture of the extent of home broadband connectivity, as well as the persistent gaps in that connectivity afflicting both rural areas and inner city neighborhoods throughout the nation.

August 6: Joining the Digital Workforce in Kansas City

The Digital Workforce Development Initiative (DWDI) is coming to town, bringing the promise of upskilling, freelance education, and accessibility to Kansas City!

Created by founding partners Fiverr, Samaschool, and Udemy, this DWDI kick-off event will introduce you to the tools you need to build a successful freelance career, and help you with the building blocks necessary to turn your talent and knowledge into income.

The Tech Access hotline will open for live calls to celebrate National Digital Inclusion Week, May 7-11.

Members of the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion will answer your calls between 10 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, May 7-11, 2018. They will help callers find out about low cost home internet options available in the area, where to get low cost refurbished computers and where to find the closest or most convenient computer classes and training sessions.

Community STEaM Day & Book Launch

aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. Chapter on Saturday, Oct. 7 will sponsor Community STEaM Day and Book Signing to continue efforts to inspire students and families to pursue education and career pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), through community-based project learning and innovative programs. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at aSTEAM Village located on the St. Monica’s Parish Campus, 1600 the Paseo Blvd.

The event is free and open to the public.

May 12 - Equity and Infrastructure: A Discussion on the State of Digital Inclusion in KC

National Digital Inclusion Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close those gaps. Throughout the week, May 8-13, organizations will host events and awareness efforts around different themes of digital inclusion, ramping up to a virtual panel discussion on May 12 with some of the national leaders in digital inclusion.