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State of Digital Inclusion in Kansas City: June 3 at 2pm

The Mayor and City Council will hear a presentation on two detailed studies on digital disparities in our community. The presentations will focus on these communities broadly in a study from national digital inclusion expert Dr. John Horrigan who worked on a study commissioned by the Kansas City Public Library and the Schools Health Libraries and Broadband Coalition (SHLB) released in December of 2019.

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Connecting for Good in Need of Computers, Keyboards and Monitors

KSHB aired a story this morning describing the important work of Connecting for Good during the coronavirus outbreak.

They are currently seeking donations of computers, keyboards, monitors and other peripherals to provide low-income families with much needed tools to conduct business, connect with others and attend school. You can read and watch the story here >

KC Library & SHLB Coalition Publish New Study on the Digital Divide in Kansas City

Kansas City has been a national leader in promoting digital inclusion ever since it became the first Google Fiber city in 2011. Kansas City created the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion, and KC Digital Drive has hosted several events highlighting the city's high-tech growth. Yet the impact of these activities on residential broadband adoption, especially among low-income families, was not clear.