Over the summer, the City began seeking information about how many households were connected to broadband internet access to better understand the digital access and internet needs of Philly residents. | From: Technical.ly (Read more.)
Digital navigators can help residents sign up for PHLConnectED, the city’s free internet program for students, apply for and set up low-cost internet, and obtain low-cost or free computers. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)
The announcement came on the 10-year anniversary of the launch of Internet Essentials, which is geared to bridging the digital divide across the country.
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that sent work and learning home for many, Comcast said Tuesday that it will double the download speed of its Internet Essentials service for low-income Americans to 50 Mbps and increasing its upstream speed to 5 Mbps, effective March 1. | From: Technical.ly (Read more.)
As an education professional with nearly 40 years of experience, I have never seen a set of circumstances impact public education the way COVID-19 has. We now find ourselves at a crossroads where both sides of the aisle will either rally together to save our children’s education or do nothing and utterly fail them. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Philadelphia is expanding free internet access, offering no-cost service to families who have children receiving special education services or are English language learners, and those who participate in public benefit programs with income qualifications. | From: The Inquirer