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.
The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusions was pleased to welcome newly-appointed FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks to our last meeting. He made some remarks and took a number of questions from the Coalition membership. We were pleased to see him vocalized support for both the Lifeline and E-Rate programs and appears to be a committed champion of digital inclusion.
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"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.
A new survey and study by Purdue University Center for regional Development was released recently, titled Gauging Household Digital Readiness.
This report develops a digital readiness profile and analyzes the data by metro and non-metro respondents.
The report was created by Roberto Gallardo and Maria Wiltse.
Job seekers and service providers:join us at the Central Library on Saturday, September 22. Organizations from around the city will be available to provide expertise, materials and advice to job seekers.
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.
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.